Hey there taco-eating, book loving friends– a couple weeks ago, some of the best reading buddies came in the door for Saturday breakfast. They brought along a few books to recommend. We sat and talked and laughed around the tables and then settled in the family room to talk books. People passed around their favorites so be pursued and perhaps borrowed. And Jenni typed up a list of the all suggested books and emailed it off to all of us on the spot.
And breakfast? We sat down to egg-y breakfast tacos with sweet pineapple mango salsa. And a bright fruity salad on the side, with mimosas and mugs of tea. It was a fine morning.
12 small “street taco” sized corn tortillas
3 tab. cream (or whole milk)
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tab. butter
6 strips of bacon, cut in half
1 cup grated colby jack cheese
1 large avocado, cut in small chunks
1/2 cup cilantro
1 cup sour cream
Pineapple Mango Salsa
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled & cut to small bits
1 large mango, peeled and cut to bits
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped fine
1 canned chipotle pepper, stem & seeds removed, minced
1 tab. lime juice (1 large lime)
To make the pineapple, mango salsa combine all the above salsa ingredients and st it on the table!
Then start cooking the bacon and set it into a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Wrap the tortillas in foil and set them in the oven with the bacon to warm. Whisk the eggs, cream with the salt & pepper. Melt the butter in a skillet and stir in the eggs until they are set.
When that’s all ready, set it all out with the salsa, grated cheese, avocado, cilantro and sour cream. And let everyone pile up their own little tacos.
And if you have a stack of books to talk through, all the better!
Here’s a few of my favorite book suggestions from that morning:
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman, The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah, Day After Night by Anita Diamant, The Pahtom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, The Warden by Anthony Trollope, and The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Looks like a lot of grand reading ahead…