July 26, 2017

Traveler Test Kitchen – Coffee Cup Chilaquiles

travel nurse kitchen

We’ve decided to test out some creative, easy-to-prepare recipes in the kitchen of our home office to see if we recommend them for our travelers. We’ll feature a new recipe each month that we’ve prepared in our very limited kitchen and had our employees test and rate. We’ll also show you unedited photos of how our food turned out, so you can compare our real-world versions to the ultra-fancy food blogs where we got the recipes.

What will my kitchen be like? Our housing department will give you as much information on vetted properties, or provide furnished housing. For health care travelers, there’s always that touch of unknown going into an assignment. Easy recipes for busy travelers — we’ve got you covered, whatever size kitchen.

Coffee Cup Chilaquiles

See the original recipe here.



1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon sharp cheddar cheese

5 tortilla chips, divided

1 tablespoon salsa

Sour cream

Queso fresco

Chopped green onion



Coffee cup

Measuring spoons

Fork for mixing



Beat the egg and milk with a fork in the coffee cup. Add salt and pepper to taste. Break 3 or 4 of the tortilla chips into small pieces to fit into the cup and stir into the mixture. Add 1 tablespoon salsa.

Microwave on high until done, about 1 minute and 10 seconds. Garnish with remaining tortilla chips, sour cream, queso fresco and green onion.


The Results:

Our chilaquiles came out looking and smelling great! Here’s a photo of how ours turned out versus a photo from the blog where we found the recipe.










The Reviews:

We asked a handful of employees to grab a bite of our microwave concoction and give us their thoughts. Here’s what they had to say:


Courtney Chambers, Account Manager Liaison

5 Stars

“This is so, so good.”


Lauri Jackson, Referencing Specialist

4.5 Stars

“It’s hard to believe this was made in the microwave.”


Vince Simpson, Recruiter Liaison

5 Stars

“I’m definitely making this at home!”


Thom Battles, Executive Administrative Assistant

4 Stars

“This is great for a quick snack. I would add some jalapenos!”


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