There are things I make for the blog and there are things I make in real life. The blog recipes are interesting and beautiful and maybe even we all learn something new from them and occasionally slimmed down versions are served at my table but I’m going to try harder to share recipes with you that I (in real life) make often and I hope will actually inspire you to go into your kitchen and make them yourself too.
I am with you on that Tuesday night when you don’t feel like cooking or really even eating anything other than maybe a glass of wine and some slices of cheese on crackers. But the rub (at least for some of us) is there are those darned other people you brought into this world that you took an oath on your life to feed.
This bowl resembles (although a bit prettier) something we have for breakfast (but mostly dinner) on the regular. Our dinners (and sometimes breakfasts) usually consist of a big pot of rice served in bowls with stuff on top. It works out well for everyone. The kids can have rice with a hard-boiled egg, some greens, and a slice of cheese and us grown-ups can enjoy a few bolder flavors like chiles, stinky cheese, bitter greens, etc. We all eat with minimal complaining and I feel satisfied that I’ve upheld my oath for one more day.
Now this is more of a breakfasty type of bowl and so I didn’t include steamed rice, but you certainly could, or cooked quinoa or whatever grain you like best. As a matter of fact, think of this a more of a guide than anything. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of frying your own tortilla strips, just crumble some store-bought chips instead. If you don’t want to season your own beans, you don’t have to do that either. You can buy refried beans and use those or if you are lucky enough to have a Mexican market nearby you can stop by and pick up already made beans there.
Other ¡Hola! Jalapeño recipes I make in real life: