Layered Lunch

It’s definitely a Monday.

Work is crazy and non-stop – I feel like I just can’t keep up! Lunch is definitely going to be quick today…I just wish I could keep my email from filling up again before I even completely clear it out.


Lunch today is the same thing we had for dinner last night ;)

I love when I enjoy a meal so much that I can’t wait to have it again. I’ve been thinking about this lunch all morning.


I made Nick some huevos rancheros last night, but I really wanted my eggs on some brown rice instead. Runny eggs on rice is one of my newest favorite things – I can’t believe I waited so long to try it.

So instead of using tortillas as the base for mine, I just made a huge layered Mexican dinner!

  • brown rice with lime juice, scallion, and cilantro
  • fat free refried beans
  • corn
  • salsa
  • 2 over easy eggs
  • guacamole


If this doesn’t make my day better, I don’t know what will!


I’ve got a puppy to take walking and then it’s back to work for me.


What is your craziest day for work or school during the week?

And what’s your favorite Mexican dish to make at home?



  1. I never make mexican at home. it’s a shame because it’s so flavorful! But I find it tough to cook
    And tuesdays/thursdays I have the most class, but wednesdays I get done at 5:30 and never feel like cooking much for dinner because of that :-(

  2. That looks so good! Right up my alley.

    I love to make black bean enchiladas as home. Yum!

  3. MMMM your layered dish looks awesome, brandi! i love the eggy addition. so good.

    hey, april 1 is national sourdough bread day and i totally thought of YOU!

  4. I love all of the different colors in your lunch — very pretty! I love to make brown rice and veggie burritos with mucho guac and salsa. My busiest days are usually Tuesday. I don’t know why but I always feel so rushed on Tuesdays.

  5. I rarely make mexican at home other than beans and rice! does that even count?! lol. i love the layers of your lunch though! wish mine had been as scrumptious!

  6. I have to say that does look delicious, especially the guac on top! We make tacos a lot, but the highlight is making fresh salsa. So easy and delicious!

  7. My craziest work day is always tuesday or wednesday. I have tons to do during the day in the office and at night so that I can just stay ahead.

    I love to make quesadillas at home. So many toppings so little time.

  8. Fabulous lunch! I love when you can’t wait to eat the left overs the next day. Sometimes they are even better ;)
    Tacos, simply our favorite, oh, and home made salsa.

  9. Your meal looks awesome!!! I love making fajitas at home.

  10. YUM! I love the eggs+brown rice combo! Mexican food is just so flavorful :)

    Usually most of my stressful things are winding down by Tuesday…it’s my most stressful day of the week–glad I get it over with early!

    I like quesadillas, because they are soooo easy!

  11. Mmm, now I’m in the mood for Mexican! I love anything I can slather guacamole on ;) My favorite is a simple lettuce/tomato/black bean/guac taco…easy to please I guess!

  12. We had huevos rancheros this weekend, too! We actually ended up using leftover spaghetti sauce for the tomato-y liquid–it worked really well.

  13. This sounds awesome. I have been doing a lot of egg dishes lately and I have even had one in mind for a while sorta like this :) I know what you mean about wanting to eat something right away again because it’s so good. It’s funny, we don’t have a lot of “staples” in our kitchen because I make so many different things, but I am known to make the same thing two weeks – or even two nights – in a row because we liked it so much!

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