The Breakfast Thing

No photos this week — L’Oiseau chewed on the plug that connects the camera to the computer and now they won’t talk to each other. Yeah, I know, I wonder about that kid, too.

But anyways, on to The Breakfast Thing, my solution for a super-quick, satisfying and vegetable-packed meal. Plus, it’s easy to wrap up and eat in the car!

1. Lay a tortilla in a non-stick frying pan. After it warms for just a few minutes on medium heat, flip it.
2. Sprinkle on some shredded cheese and let it melt.
3. Slide the tortilla onto a plate.
4. Top with a big handful of salad mix and any other veggies, raw or leftover, that you desire. I frequently add sliced mushrooms, sliced bell peppers, cooked green beans and even chick peas.
5. Add a little salad dressing or, even better, a few spoons of this stuff.
6. Fold it in two like a taco and enjoy! I frequently think (usually when chomping a big bite) that this is a salad taco, rather than a taco salad.

For a to-go order, just start with the tortilla on a piece of aluminum foil. Wrap it up and then just peel back the foil to eat as you go.

The Breakfast Thing is the original gift to the world of the Sugar Shack, food vendors featured every year at the Lake Eden Arts Festival in western North Carolina. I don’t know if they are also a permanent restaurant, but if you are in North Carolina and know of a restaurant called the Sugar Shack, it would probably be worth checking out. They have changed my life with this wonderful food item.

Oh, yeah, don’t be misled by the name—it’s great for any meal or even a snack.

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In the beginning . . . .

Oh, the pressure of the first blog post.  I’ve been writing entries for months in my head, but now I’ve finally gone and done it and actually started this little sucker up.

We are myself (Lisa), my husband (L’Homme) and our daughter (L’Oiseau).  There’s also a maniacal cat (Biscuit) and a dog that’s almost too mellow (Popcorn).  Yes, I do realize that I’ve named my pets after food.  If you keep reading this blog, you’ll soon see that was no accident.  Food occupies a central role around here.

The supporting roles are filled by organic market gardening, child-rearing, knitting, crafting, etc., etc.

More later about what is going into the garden right now.  That’s right, I said what’s going in, even though most gardeners around here (southeastern United States) are taking more out at this time of year.  We reverse the seasons here at Etc. Farms — we grow only for ourselves in the summer months and do most of our growing and selling during the Fall-Winter-Spring.  So, more later about what we are planting.

Thanks for reading!