Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Doggie Bag Make Over

Ok admit it, you have no shame in taking home a doggie bag. I don't either. But most times you heat it up in the microwave in the same container the next day for a snack or for a meal when you are eating alone. Or do you schlep them to work the next day for lunch cuz it's easier than 'making' a lunch. Am I right?

Well, your leftover deserve a 'make over'....don't make your leftovers ho-hum. Jazz them up...

Last night's fare was a mexican combination platter. So my doggie bag consisted of a half eaten chile releno, half eaten chicken enchilada, a few grains of rice and most of my refried beans. How are you supposed to facelift THAT, you ask? Easy peasy....

You are getting two bangs for your buck here.....makeover for your doggie bag PLUS a new way to poach eggs!!!!

My Mexican Brunch con Heuvos

Mexican Leftovers
2 eggs
non stick spray
ziploc bag
shredded cheese

1. Chop everything into bite sized piece and gently combine. The beans provided moisture so I didn't worry about the food getting dry when reheated. You can use some salsa or enchilade sauce to give your leftovers more moisture if needed. Plate your leftovers.
2. Boil water in a pot.
3. Spray non-stick spray in a ziploc bag
4. Place 1-2 eggs in it. Seal.
5. Dip bag into boiling water for 2 minutes (or until the egg yolk is to your desired doneness- runny/hard). While egg is cooking warm up leftover in microwave.
6. Gently mix leftovers after one minute to distribute heat. Continue heating one more minute.
7. Place poached egg on top of hot mexican leftovers.
8. Sprinkle with shredded cheese....

Ole! This is our way of having our leftovers the next day for breakfast or brunch. K-man loves a fried egg or poached on top....the more runny the better! Try jazzing up your doggie bags...it's fun!

3 comments:

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Looks good!
We take doggie (boxes) home with us! Makes a great lucnh the next day. I don't know about your Mexican places, but here, the burritos are literally the size of their large oval plates!
I have recently started eating/liking chile rellenos, Mmm!

Ginger said...

I am shaking my head!! That is one creative way to use leftovers. That looks delicious. Way to go on this one!! I am going to have to try poaching my eggs like that! Do you have any other tips that I should before I try the technique? Have a great Monday!

JennyMac said...

No worries, I am going to post with pictures how to poach the egg! Pictures really help make it all go.....AHHHHHHH, that is HOW you do it. You know as a teacher here, I have to hit the visual learners as well as the verbal/oral ones! LOL