Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day breakfast

Jeremy's only request for Father's Day was for us to sleep in together (after having a busy week without much time together), and to skip church so that we could have some time together before we went to a Father's Day cookout at his Aunt's house.  Well, the sleeping in part didn't exactly happen... he got up at 6:30, which is sleeping in compared to what we do during the week, but wasn't quite as late as I'd expected.  He let me sleep until almost 8 though, before waking me due to hunger pangs since I had promised him a Father's Day breakfast.  Our breakfast consisted of Chile Relleno Casserole and Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins, made with the blueberries that I hand picked last weekend.

Chile Relleno Casserole

I don't think this could qualify as authentic, but it works for us.  We eat the baked casserole inside of whole wheat tortillas, topped with taco sauce or salsa and sour cream.  Some avocado would be great in here also, but it's not needed.

-1 (7 oz) can chiles
-10 eggs
-1 1/2 cups skim milk
-1 tsp salt
-fresh ground black pepper
-1 3/4 cup shredded colby jack cheese

Whisk together chiles, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.  Stir in cheese.  Pour into a greased 13x9 pan.  Bake at 400 for 30-45 minutes (until eggs are set and top starts to brown).

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are definitely on the healthy side, and I feel like some flavor is sacrificed in my efforts to keep oil, white flour, and sugar to a minimum.  Lemon juice could also be used in place of the orange juice for a different flavor combination.

-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1 Tbsp baking powder
-1/4 cup orange juice
-3/4 cup skim milk
-1/4 cup canola oil
-1 egg
-1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

In medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder.  Combine orange juice, milk, oil and egg in a separate bowl, whisk until mixed.  Slowly stir juice/milk/ egg mixture into dry ingredients.  Fold in blueberries.  Bake at 400 for 22-24 minutes.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You forgot to add sugar to your ingredients list which is very important.