Fall is a very busy time of year for most everyone. Quick dinners are essential. We used our farm fresh eggs, fresh cilantro from the garden, some tomatoes from the greenhouse, and few purple onions also from our garden. MMMMM, it was delish! oh so easy, and fast! and that = perfect.
We got to double yokers. That means that there were two yokes in one egg. Yes, that also means that two chick can hatch out of the egg. However they are usually not as strong and it is not recommended that you hatch double yokers. That's ok, the kids enjoy getting them and finding the two yokes and the eggs are larger than normal as well.
Crack you eggs into the pan and sprinkle with seasonings then flip them when they are ready. Once they are flipped you want pop the yokes and add the topping so that they can heat up and the cheese can melt by the time the egg is cooked.
I start with chopped onions then I add the cilantro and tomatoes. At this point I suggest adding more seasoning. So that all the toppings get a good dose. Then to top it all off add the cheese.
I am so grateful for that we are still getting some tomatoes from the greenhouse. There is nothing like fresh tomatoes! I think that these rainbow tomatoes are so beautiful sliced. For some reason it just seems to make them more enjoyable to eat then other tomatoes as well.
Tomatoes, onions (preferably purple), and cilantro always go good together. We like to make little quesadillas with them or throw them in with some beans for a bean salad side dish and don't forget the cumin.
Now that you have all of your topping piled on put a lid on your pan to help the cheese melt. If you don't have a lid to fit your favorite frying pan then you can use a baking sheet. We love our cast iron skillets. This one has a lid that can also be used a a shallow frying pan. It is very handy for making tortillas, flat bread or as an extra pan for frying. When the cheese is all melty and dripping down to the pan then your eggs are done.
Now isn't that a quick little meal. Now let me show you how to make clean up a breeze. It is actually my daughter's idea. She likes to cook and help with meal preparation, or just plain does it quite a bit.
As you can see in the picture below, the cutting board is in a cookie sheet. well actually this time it is in a pizza pan, anyways... This way any juices that accumulate, any scrapes from whatever you may be cutting up, like onion skins or tomato stems, are collected on the cookie sheet instead of all over the counter. Take the Cookie sheet to the compost bin to get rid of all your scrapes then to the sink for a quick rinse and you are done! Yeah!
We have not used this trick when cutting large things like winter squash. I would caution against that because they can be difficult to cut to begin with and it may cause the cookie sheet to move around making it dangerous. Otherwise chop and slice away!
Enjoy your quick and easy meal and happy fall!
Hello, I'm Jaci. I love gardening and being outside in God's amazing creation. I'm passionate about whole foods and clean eating. I look forward to sharing my farming adventures and helping you reach your gardening goals!