There is no food in the house.
You can’t make a delicious and satisfying meal
You must order takeout.
Have you found yourself in this frightening situation?
It usually hits just at the time when your favorite take out place is about to close and you end up debating being that jerk who places an order just before closing and makes the delivery guys work late (you will give him a good tip, you promise) and just taking a second look in the fridge.
9 times out of 10, I do actually have some ingredients that I can toss together and make into something.
Usually, it’s huevos rancheros.
Really, all you need is onion, peppers, beans and eggs. I tend to have all of these ingredients on hand. This time, there was also chorizo and some shredded cheese in the fridge. Score.
Chop up your onion and pepper and chorizo (if you have it) and toss into a pot with some olive oil.
Cook over medium heat until the veggies soften.
Add in your beans. I had refried pinto beans in the cabinet, but you could use black beans, pinto beans, refried black beans, kidney beans. Really, whatever you have.
Let this cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
Toss in a handful (or two) of cheese
In a skillet, fry two eggs, sunny side and runny and gooey.
Place a scoop of the bean and veggie mixture on your plate and top with the fried eggs.
And there’s a delicious and healthy meal from the contents of your pantry.
If you have, you can top with salsa or avocado or both.
You will feel better about whipping up something yourself and your delivery guy will thank you.