What's Cooking, Vol. 4
Oct. 24, 2010 1:54 pm
Updated: Oct. 25, 2010 1:09 pm
Early football games can only mean one thing....brunch! I made a couple of items for the Longhorn game yesterday. Turns out it was an awful game, but at least we had great food!
For my entree, I made breakfast enchiladas. I scrambled some eggs (with salt, pepper and a little bit of cream), and then I cooked up some bacon and some turkey sausage and crumbled that into the eggs. I steamed some flour tortillas so that they would be
pliable (wrap in some paper towels sprinkled with water and microwave for 40-50 seconds). I needed a sauce for my enchiladas. So I opened a can of fire roasted tomatoes and put them in the blender along with about a cup of refried black beans, cumin, chili
powder and salt. I blended it together until smooth, and let me just say yum! I poured a little of the sauce on the bottom of the dish, and then I put some cheese and some of the egg mixture inside each tortilla, folded and put them in the sauce lined baking
dish. I poured the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, sprinkled with cheese (pretty generously) and then baked at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. This was sooooooo good! The sauce was a major win. I will definitely be making it again!
For a "sweet but not to sweet" item, I decided to make a bread pudding with cinnamon and chocolate to follow along with my Mexican spiced main dish. I beat about 4 eggs with about a cup and half of milk, half a cup of sugar, a generous amount of cinnamon and
about 1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg. I mixed up all of those ingredients and added about 4 cups of cut up french bread to the mixture and let it soak up all of the liquid. I then crushed up a Ghiradelli chocolate bar to add to the mix. I greased a
baking dish and tossed this in the oven at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. I shaved chocolate over the top to serve. This has got such a great texture and a wonderful flavor witout being cloyingly sweet. It was the perfect second item for my brunch!
Being brunch, of course we had to have a cocktail. I don't really have a name for it, but I mixed a shot of vodka, some orange juice, a splash of pomegranite juice and some diet tonic water. A little sweet for my taste, but very nice and refreshing!
All in all, brunch was a big hit! Well, except for the Longhorn loss, of course. But there is always next week! Until then, cheers!