Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Breakfast Tacos

I've been trying to figure out ways to get out of the house faster in the morning because the sooner I get to work, the sooner I get to come home. One of my favorite breakfasts...alright hold up, let's be real here, this is the only breakfast I've had at work since November when I ordered the containers I use to bring them in. I've essentially become the breakfast taco master at work and I've gotten some side-eye from several people when they see me make my eggs in the break room microwave. They just don't know what they're missing.

It works and it works well. I get my warm, healthy breakfast and I get home a little bit earlier because I don't putz about the kitchen making it. Now that I feel like the eggy-taco master of my own universe, I figured I'd share.

Prep Work

I didn't want to bring a million little plastic containers because it's obnoxious. Thus, I spent a good amount of time scouring the internet trying to figure out how best to get my tacos to work without destroying my eggs or taco shells. This led me down an entire area of Instagram dedicated to the (occasionally terrifying) beauty of food prep, which in turn led me to these containers (affiliate link). Having used them for three solid months, I can comfortably say that they're definitely worth the investment for more than just breakfast tacos, especially if you want to pack your meals for the work week on the weekend.
I'm not going to give you a recipe because I think it would be silly since tacos are stupidly simple to put together, but I will explain my packing process.
  1. Toast and cool shells.
  2. Pack the cooled shells, eggs, butter and cheese.
  3. Decide on a salsa and make it. Generally I have one of two:
    • Basic Pico de Gallo but only when tomatoes are fresh because I hate mealy tomatoes
    • Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa
  4. Pack salsa and store prepared meals in fridge.
  5. Pack one meal into lunchbox with tiny Sriracha2Go container (affiliate link) and a mug to make the eggs in.

At Work

Once I get to work, I immediately plop my pat of butter into the mug, grab my eggs and head for the microwave. I loosely follow this method on the Incredible Egg website, adjusting my microwaving times for the over powered microwave we have at work. That said, I definitely would not put it in for the 45 seconds the video recommends, because that is the fastest way to end up with a super eggy mess in your microwave. Assemble tacos and consume. Bon appetit!