~ Quick Fix: Potato Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito!!

I am a Tex-Mex lover and by Tex-Mex I mean just that and not mex-mex!! LOL!! What I mean by that is whenever we’ve visited Mexico, I have actually not liked their food as much as I love the “Mexican” food here and then I realized I am actually a lover of tex-mex! But I am ok with that 😉

Now days life is all about Quarantine and chill, being home with the kids, I am sure you need some easy yet yummy food ideas – so here’s a quick fix breakfast idea for egg and Tex-mex lovers! Give it a try even if you are new to Tex-mex and don’t know a whole lot in that genre, it’s that good!

Ingredients:

– 2 eggs (scrambled)

– A dollop of sour cream (optional!!)

– Any hot sauce of choice (Taco Bell is what I used)

– Hash-browns (diced or shredded work best, if you have the patty, break it up before putting it in)

– Tortilla (wheat or white, your call!)

– Cheddar Cheese (depends on how cheesy you are ;))

Method:

1) Scramble the eggs as usual and keep aside.

2) Make your hash-browns as usual and keep aside.

3) On a skillet, lightly roast your tortilla on both sides, for a quick minute total, ensuring it doesn’t harden up.

4) Now on a plate, put the tortilla open – assemble with first the scrambled eggs, then the hash-browns followed by a dollop of sour cream (spread it out) and cheese along with hot sauce of your choice. Roll it up and serve hot!

5) Now enjoy!

Yup! It’s that simple!

Scrambled egg works best because an omelette can make the tortilla soggy too quick. You can also deck this up with guacamole, pico de galo and lettuce – but keeping it simple and it tasting so yummy is what’s making this breakfast a winner!!

Do try it out and let me know how you liked it!!

Until next time, stay hungry!

~ Lavender Lemonade!!

The Hubby loved lemonade, be it regular kinds, raspberry flavored or strawberry flavored!! I usually buy it from the store, but since I am growing Lavender in the backyard garden, I googled for a recipe to make lavender lemonade and after some tweaks, sharing what worked for me!

It’ll take you 20 minutes to make (after 30 minutes of soaking) and this recipe will be good to serve 4-5 adults.

Ingredients:

– A handful of freshly picked and rinsed lavender flowers. If fresh ones are unavailable, a tablespoon of dried ones work just fine.

– 1 cup white sugar

– 2 cups of boiling water

– 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

– 2 cups or more of cold water

– Ice

Method:

– Cut the lavender flowers from the stems and place in a large pyrex measuring bowl. Put the sugar over the flowers and use your fingers to gently rub the flowers into the sugar.

– Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the sugared lavender and stir with a spoon until all of the sugar has been mixed. Cover and let infuse for 30 minutes at minimum.

– Strain the lavender-infused sugar syrup and pour into a serving jug.

– Now stir in the lemon juice.  Add another two cups of water. Taste and adjust according to preference (add more lemon juice if too sweet or add more sugar if too tart).

– Lastly add ice and more water to the desired level of concentration. Note that once the ice melts, it will dilute the drink, so adding too much will change the taste.

Now for some awesome presentation, add some lemons and a few lavender sprigs and server chilled!

** Image courtesy Google, as I didn’t click any pix out of excitement of trying it, when I made some… Next time for sure!*

Please note: If you use fresh flowers, bought from the lavender farm, make sure they have not been sprayed with pesticides. And definitely not use florist flowers.

Cheers!! Lemme know how you liked it!