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Thursday, June 13, 2013

It's Too Hot To Cook Dinner

Here in Albuquerque, New Mexico it is 95 degrees and hot. I love summer but hate that it is too hot to turn on the oven. So I cook using the microwave and stove. Last night I made breakfast burritos and it took less than 5 minutes to make. I always have the ingredients on hand to make some kind of mexican food.

The ingredients to make breakfast burritos are very simple. 

Tortillas - this is a New Mexico staple as it is our bread

a dozen eggs

shredded cheese- I like cheddar but we were out so I use mozzarella



guacamole- I like to keep Wholly Guacamole in the freezer for quick meals,it thaws quick in a bowl of cold water

I scrubbed the potatoes and cooked them in the microwave. As the potatoes where cooking, I scrambled the eggs. Once the potatoes were done, I cut them in cubes and pan fried them in a hot pan with no oil until they turned brown.

Then I place all the ingredients on the counter and allowed everyone to create their own burrito.

Here is how I made mine. I place eggs, potatoes, salsa, cheese, and guacamole on the tortilla. Then I folded up the tortilla. I also microwave a package of frozen broccoli to go with the breakfast burritos. This is a easy dinner to make on a hot summer night.

What are your favorite meals for summer when it is too hot to cook? Feel free to link your blog post here.


  1. I have made some recipes that were too hot to eat. Need to find some new recipes this looks great

  2. Great idea to add potatoes!! Looks yummy!!

  3. Terrific idea! I love breakfast foods at night!! They look amazing :)

  4. Here in New mexico we eat these at all meals. Burritos are a common food place.


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