It's Avocado Season!
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and avocados weren't exactly on our shopping list or in our grocery stores. But when I married a Californian, they became an essential item at our house. And I became more acquinted with Mexican food! (The closest we had in Washington was Taco Time. Sad, I know.)
But our children grew up with lots and lots of avocados, and we use them in so many dishes.
Here is One of Our Favorite Breakfasts, Featuring Avocados!
Eggs with Everything
Creative name, right?
Our daughters spent a lot of years in gymnastics, and meet days always required a favorite breakfast. Our youngest daughter always requested this one because it tastes wonderful and is filling, but never felt heavy. She called this her lucky breakfast!
- As many eggs as you have people, plus one or two, depending on how heartily they eat.
- Shredded and mixed Montery Jack and mild Cheddar cheese--1 TBSP per person
- Bacon (if desired), cut in small pieces--1/2 slice per person
- Spanish onion, chopped--2 tsp per person
- Green or red peppers, chopped--2 tsp per person
- Mushrooms, sliced--1 per person
- Jalepeno pepper (if desired), chopped 1/2 tsp per person
- Tomato, chopped--1 TBSP per person
- Avocado, chopped--1 TBSP per person
- Cilantro, chopped--1 tsp per person
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Tortillas (if you want your breakfast burrito style!), warmed
Chop First, Then Cook
First, chop your vegetables. Set the tomato, avocado, and cilantro aside. Shred the cheeses and set aside.
With a fork or whisk, scramble the eggs in a small bowl, and then set aside
Now You Can Start to Cook
If you are using bacon, fry it until it is almost crisp, and then drain off the fat.
Add the onion, peppers, mushrooms and jalepeno to the pan, and fry until tender.
Pour the eggs over the vegetables and bacon, and stir it around.
Add the cheese, tomato, avocado, and cilantro, and stir until eggs are cooked through.
Spoon into a warm tortilla, and serve with salsa!
And Prepare to Receive Applause!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
And enjoy avocados!