Cleaning out the Fridge with Huevos Rancheros

Big John and I are going out of town this weekend for a little anniversary trip.  Alone.  As in, without kids.  As in, alone.  Just us.  Adults.  We’re less than 24 hours aways from departure time and fingers are crossed so hard that life doesn’t come up as it always does when we have plans.  Kid gets sick, or hurt, or something happens and we have to cancel.  That’s just the way it goes when you have lots of tiny people!  Wouldn’t trade it, but it’s not easy on the marriage front.

Back to the huevos.  I absolutely hate wasting food.  So I always try to use everything perishable we have in the fridge before we go out of town.  Which is never.  Meaning I’ve done that, like…twice.  But saying I “always” do it sounds more official.  I love making heuvos rancheros because there’s really no recipe.  You just throw some stuff on a tortilla with an egg and dats it.

Here we go.


Little John wanted fruit salad for “bessert.”  I have zero intention of correcting him.  So I made “fruit salad” for dessert.  Which for us is just fruit mixed together in a bowl.  I’ve never understood the need to add in Jell-O or whatever other gross, sugar filled stuff you see at family reunions.  Fruit is sweet enough!


Threw these carrots in the steamer with no idea what I was going to do with them.   They ended up semi-mashed and in one of my little topping dishes.  Anything to add color to the babies plates.


Cilantro, jalapenos, mushrooms, chives, & tomatoes.  Why not.


Colorful af.


and guac, because I never need an excuse to make guac.


Corn tortillas warmed for a minute or so in a skillet


leftover grilled chicken, sliced, and sauteed with a bit of the cilantro


and everybody else in avocado oil on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.


and the stars of the show.


I’ve come to the conclusion that I could serve poop in these little dishes and the kids would love it.  They have so much fun adding toppings to their tortillas!


I have never, and would not actually ever, serve poop to my kids.


No recipe for this one!  Tortillas and eggs are essential, other than that, just open your fridge and go!


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Lil Wayne flow be like: she got them healthy recipes call her Paula Lean. Stephanie is a gangsta rap-loving wife and mom of three sweet babies, cardiac cath lab nurse, lactation consultant, fitness junkie, and foodie with a passion for properly citing sources.

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