(November 30, 2005) When you are caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, putting a hot meal on the table can be a challenge. For a delicious dish that comes together easily and quickly, try a California Cheese Scramble. California Cheese Migas and Joe's California Scramble combine flavorful California cheeses with fresh eggs in one-dish entrées that make meal preparation a snap.
California Cheese Migas blends zesty California Monterey Jack and Queso Fresco with eggs, salsa, onions, chiles and tortilla strips (or leftover tortilla chips) for a lively southwestern flavor. For a heartier version, add cooked chorizo, shredded pork, chicken or beef that will satisfy the meat lovers in your household.
Another easy-to-make scramble is Joe's California Scramble, a variation of a popular San Francisco dish. This version combines California Cheddar and Feta with eggs, ground beef, sautéed onions and chopped spinach to make a delicious entrée that the whole family will love. You can add Tabasco or hot pepper sauce for extra kick.
These California Cheese Scrambles are versatile, working equally well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Best of all, these one-skillet dishes come together quickly - in about 15 minutes - which means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the holidays.
California is the nation's dairy leader and home to more than 50 cheesemakers who produce 250 varieties and styles of cheese.