Saturday, October 8, 2011

Picture Perfect

We woke up this morning to the temperature at 70 degrees.  Unreal, when you consider the high for this time of year is normally in the low 60's.  We took Trooper for a walk at Ritter Farm, our favorite wooded paradise and afterwards, went to the farmer's market in Prior Lake -- one of the last weekends of the season.  We love the festive, street fair feeling of the Prior Lake market.  They have some of the best vendors, best produce, and the best breakfast around.  Yep, that's right, I said breakfast!  Most markets around here don't sell prepared food, but Prior Lake does, and from a catering company in nearby Shakopee, Cocoa & Fig, which is always fantastic.

Imagine our surprise when we got all the way out there and Cocoa & Fig was not. :(  Our long walk had worked up quite an appetite.  We did our shopping, securing farm fresh onions and potatoes for the stew we're planning for tomorrow, and returned to the car to decide what and where we would be having breakfast.  We decided it would be way more fun to come home and see if we couldn't make the breakfast we were hoping Cocoa & Fig would be preparing for us instead.

Huevos Rancheros
This is what I normally get when we're at market and it's always great but I've never tried to make it at home.  Thankfully, we had everything we needed...

1 can black beans
2 eggs
shredded cheese
2 small taco-sized tortillas (they use corn, we had flour so I used those)
red pepper
sour cream

Heat the black beans with the liquid from the can, adding your favorite spices.  My favorite for this kind of thing is Adobo seasoning from Penzy's.  Cumin and many other goodies.  it was perfect for this.  Lay the two tortillas slightly overlapping, top with a small amount of shredded cheese and beans.  I cooked my eggs over easy and put those next and topped with chopped onion, pepper, avocado, sour cream, salsa and cilantro.  It was amazing -- as good, if not better, than what I get at market...maybe it tasted even better because I made it myself.  I will absolutely do this again!

Terry usually gets the fried egg sandwich which is pretty simple, but at market it comes with avocado and lettuce and tomato, it's about as good as it gets.  His creation this morning was just eggs, bacon and cheese on delicious Great Harvest Light Wheat bread.  The picture was so perfect, I had to include it, too.

Enjoy the rest of your day!//

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