Monday, December 21, 2009

Huevos Con Chorizo

I'm typing this with a wrapped ankle, a grotesquely swollen big toe, and a bruised ego.

I was working out this afternoon doing what we call a "stations workout" which mixes up various exercises into 1 minute sessions that you repeat over and over. The idea is you don't have time to get bored or too tired at any one thing. Plus you can always make yourself go "just one minute longer".

For example today was
1 minute - heavy bag workout (kicks/knees/punches/elbows to a large padded bag)
1 minute - core (variety of push ups, crunches, planks)
1 minute - weights (variety of dumbell routines - remember the dumbell)
1 minute - aerobic (stationary bike/jump rope)
1 minute - kata (memorized moves like you see in a martial arts demo)

I was only 16 minutes into the workout and doing a move I like to do when sparring. It's an intentionally missed right leg spinning hook kick (opponent steps back thinking "Ahh, I dodged it!") but I land on with the right leg in front and go right into a left back leg round kick to the body and jab/cross punches to the head.

Unfortunately, this time, I over-rotated just a "beeeeeet too much" and said right foot landed on one of the dumbells to the side.
Dumbells are round.
They roll.
And all of my weight was on top of one.
Off balance.

So my ankle rolled to the right and then as the dumbells rolled out from under me and my momentum carried me forward, my right big toe dug into the padded floor, buckling under my full weight. I'm pretty sure that I looked like one of those cartoon characters flailing around violently in mid-air but not going anywhere. I wish I had a video of it because I'm sure it look hilarious.

Point being, if you're ever in a fight with me, you're probably better off not trying anything offensive or defensive. Just give me time and I'll take my own ass out! ;)

Anyway, it's all good because 1) I can laugh at myself and 2) I had the best breakfast burrito ever this morning. And I did it without hurting myself!

Huevos Con Chorizo

10 ounce Chorizo sausage bulk
1/4 cup Red onion diced
1/4 cup Green bell pepper diced
10 ea Egg
2 teaspoon Heavy cream
6 ea Flour tortillas taco sized, not the big burrito ones
8 ounce White Mexican Dipping Cheese El Viajero brand
6 ounce Milk
1/2 cup Cheddar shredded
1 cup Salsa

Brown the sausage, onion and pepper in a saute pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the chorizo is cooked through. We used Cacique brand of pork chorizo today and I thought it was some of the better chorizo I've had in the short time I've been using it. I also got some of their beef chorizo, which I've never had, so I'm really looking forward to using that somehow.

While that is cooking, combine the white Mexican Dipping Cheese and milk over low heat to make a queso sauce. The El Viajero brand can be found at Walmart but you can use any other queso sauce recipe that you have, if you want to make your own from scratch.

Whisk the eggs and cream together. Add the egg mixture to the saute pan with the chorizo mixture and cook like scrambled eggs. (Didn't say it was pretty, just delicious!)

Warm the salsa in a small sauce pan.

Divide the egg mixture between the tortillas. Roll each tortilla up and place seam side down, either in broiler-safe individual serving plates or on a shallow roasting pan. Top with the queso sauce and shredded cheddar and broil until the cheese starts to brown, roughly 30 seconds.

Top with the salsa, garnish with whatever you like (maybe cilantro, black olives, more shredded cheese) and serve.

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