Saturday, January 28, 2017

15 minute dinner-- Huevos Rancheros and book release!

Hello everybody! Mary Jane here and I have a repost of a delicously quick and easy dinner that even a child can make. Super easy, very nutritious, and lots of protein.
 You'll need olive oil, some corn tortillas, some beans (refried out of a can is fine, but I'll use some that we made a few days ago), lettuce, eggs, salsa.
 Brush the tortillas with olive oil on both side, sprinkle lightly with salt, and put in the oven at 400F for 12-14 minutes. Some people like them softer, and some like them more crispy.
 While the beans are heating in the microwave, get the salsa bubbling on the stove. When it's ready, drop in your eggs.
 Put a lid on and wait about 3-4 minutes until the egg white is opaque.
Take out your corn tortillas and lay a few on a plate.

 First layer is beans, then the salsa and an egg. Add some lettuce and chopped tomatoes if you have any. A bit of salt and pepper and --- DINNER!

My ten year old son can make this dish, so don't be afraid! It's super easy simple, and nutritious, too. Lots of protein in the beans and egg, vegetables in the salsa and lettuce, and fiber in the tortillas. Low fat and good for you!

My sixth Cane River Romance book releases on Tuesday!! So exciting! I just love this best-friends-turned-more story. 
Here's the blurb for fun:

One magical bookstore, two best friends, and a whole cast of interfering busybodies determined to help true love happen!

Despite her miserable childhood, Flannery Beaulieu has always loved Christmas, and celebrating Christmas in idyllic Natchitoches, Louisiana is very the best of all. The carols, twinkling lights, smell of simmering gumbo, and the sound of zydeco music can't be beat. But when Flannery moves into a beautiful apartment over an old bookstore, her orderly life becomes a lot more complicated. She’s not only the pet project of every matchmaker in the city, but her best friend is acting like he doesn’t even want her around.

Remington Becket would never go a day without talking to her, even when he’s halfway across the world. Handsome, bookish, and as happy to be single as she is, Rem is like her other half.
Now, even though he’s living in the apartment right next door, Flannery is sure Rem is avoiding her.

It's shaping up to be the absolute worst Christmas on record and by the time a once-in-a-century blizzard hits, Flannery suspects moving back to Natchitoches― and into the apartment over By the Book― was a terrible idea after all.

But By the Book isn’t just any old bookstore. It’s a place where faith is real, grace is present, and the miracle of true love happens every day... if only Flannery has the courage to take a risk with her heart. 

That's all for now! Have a wonderful, healthy weekend and be sure to stop by my author page at Mary Jane Hathaway!


  1. Congratulations on the book release -- a magical bookstore sounds beguiling. :-)

    This recipe looks intriguing --not anything I'd ever dream up in a million years. I'm going to give it a try.

    Happy weekending -- it's blizzarding here...again.

    1. I would love some snow! Send it our way! Ours melted off last week. So sad.

  2. The book looks wonderful! Congratulations, Mary Jane... and I love easy recipes, and recipes kids can handle? Best ever!

    Kav, you're really getting crazy snow? We're getting tiny flurries, no snow on the ground, it all melted... and if it wasn't for the Great Lake between us, I could climb onto my roof and wave to you!!! Stay safe... Reading time!!!

    1. I love recipes that kids can cook. NO reason at all.... LOL. When I can hand off cooking duties, I'm able to hit those deadlines!

  3. Sounds like a fun story! I love best friends falling in love stories!

    1. Me, too! Ever since I read Emma by Jane Austen, the Mr. Knightley character is my favorite. :)

  4. I've always heard of Huevos Rancheros, but I never saw a recipe before. This looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

    Speaking of fabulous - this book! I love the premise and the cover is gorgeous. Looking forward to Tuesday!

    1. Thank you! I made the cover myself but I think I may take off the border. It looks sort of blocky...

    2. LOL I didn't even notice the border until you mentioned it. It all sort of blended together for me because I love the color.