From the Kitchen
Blue Lake Ranch Pinon Nut Pancakes
Blue Lake Ranch is surrounded by beautiful old pinon trees, which produce a bounty of nuts in the fall. They add a distinct and delicious southwest flavor and texture to pancakes.
- any pancake mix (follow instructions for 10 people)
- 1 cup (or two!) pinon (or pignolia) nuts
- ONLY real maple syrup please!
Instructions: Mix batter per instructions package. Add pinon nuts and fold in. Cook and serve.
Prep time: 15 minutes Servings: 10
Blue Lake Ranch Quick Scrambled Eggs
When you’re in a hurry and haven’t prepared something the day ahead, this quick and easy egg dish pleases just about everyone’s palate.
- 1 dozen (plus) eggs
- 1 package Boursin cheese
- 1 cup (plus) mild fresh salsa
- salt and pepper
- fresh cilantro and chives for garnish
Instructions: Lightly sauté fresh salsa; add beaten eggs and scramble eggs until nearly firm. Add cheese and into the eggs until it melts; mix well. Sprinkle with garnish and serve.
Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 6
Blue Lake Ranch Southwest Scramble
We grow a variety of potatoes at Blue Lake Ranch, and the purple Peruvian potatoes, which are very purple, are always a fun surprise. And around here green chilies are a must!
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chives or diced red bell pepper
- 10 eggs
- 6-8 potatoes red, yellow, white or purple
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- green chilies to taste
- 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions: Dice peeled potatoes to bite size pieces; mix with mushroom soup and green chilies. Season with salt and pepper. Microwave approximately 6-7 minutes in the serving dish. While potatoes are cooking, scramble the eggs with salt and pepper. Pour over the potatoes; mix well and sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350° until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with garnish and serve.
Prep time: 20 minutes Servings: 6-8