eggs and avocados and hot sauce …what cowboys eat for breakfast

We have a habit of buying ripe avocados and forgetting about them.

It’s a bummer.

Because everyone in the house loves guacamole.

And a really ripe avocado is better on a sandwich than any mayo I’ve ever tasted.

It’s good on salads.

It’s good as a snack, just scooped out by the spoonful.

And we just let them go to the compost bin.

Except when we don’t.

Like yesterday, when the Cowboy made breakfast for himself and the little guy.



  • 2 poached eggs
  • 1 ripe Avocado (in slices)
  • 1 cup leftover rice (heated) – you can also use leftover quinoa, or brown rice, or millet, or some other leftover grain clogging up your fridge
  • 1 Tablespoon Tapatio Hot Sauce
  • Pinch of Truffle Salt


Re-heat leftover rice, plate in a cereal bowl.

Scoop out the innards of a ripe avocado.  Slice into wedges and layer over rice.


Poach the eggs and layer over the avocado and rice.

Add a pinch of truffle salt (Sea Salt works, too) and Tapatio hot sauce.  Crack the eggs and let the yoke run.

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And I am agog at the 15 month old eating hot sauce!

In case you’re wondering, the Cowboy’s ear is NOT that big. I don’t know what was going on with my camera angle. But he’s not happy that I posted this pic 🙂

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Thanksgiving is HERE … and even though the bird isn’t in the oven yet, we’re already thinking about leftovers.

It’s true.

And we have a LOT of turkey this year (two-18 lb turkeys … which is insane … but I guess we’re hoping for lots of leftovers … in our defense, there’re going to be quite a few people at dinner this year, but probably not enough to warrant 36 lbs of poultry)!

Just a few ideas to consider with all that turkey YOU’ll have in the fridge on Friday:


Turkey Hash with Poached Eggs

  • Chopped turkey
  • Onion
  • Green pepper
  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs (poached)

Sautee the onion and green pepper until onion is translucent and the pepper is sweating. Add chopped turkey and mashed potatoes. Heat through. Top with poached eggs. (And if you’re feeling adventurous, you might also add some leftover gravy … that might be crazy … I’m just saying.) Hmmmmm.


Turkey Sandwich

  • Really good crusty sourdough bread
  • Turkey
  • Cranberry relish or sauce (whatever you have)
  • Stuffing
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard

I feel like this is self-explanatory. I don’t need to tell you how to make a sandwich … do I?!?!

Turkey Salad (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 cup Turkey (rough chop)
  • 3 Tbls Mayo (we use a homemade grape seed oil mayo)
  • 1 cup Grapes (halved or quartered … depends on how chunky you want your salad)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • ¼ cup walnut (chopped)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 cups Spinach or Mixed Greens of your choice (thoroughly washed, divided)
  • 1 Tbls fresh lemon juice

Combine the turkey, grapes, onion and walnut in a medium bowl. Fold in mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Toss the greens with fresh lemon juice.

Top with the turkey mixture.

But I know what you’re wondering. Where’s the soup? And the casserole? And what about the chili? There’s got to be more recipes for leftovers than this.

You’re right. You are. It’s only three ideas. But it’s what we’re going to do with our leftovers. What about you? What are YOU going to do with them? (By the way, if you’ve got a recipe for leftovers that is a can’t miss … email us, and we’ll guest post it!)

Oh … and if you’re looking for some more inspiration … check out these three blogs.  They’ve got some WONDERFUL ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers.

The Pioneer Woman

Nourished Kitchen

This Chick Cooks