Wednesday, September 1, 2010

preservatives burn my mouth

Some nights (okay, a lot of nights) I do not get it together enough to make dinner. No excuses, just can't get my crap together enough to make anything until I am starving and my evening is slowly dwindling away. Now we all know that Bertoli makes a mean bag of frozen pasta. But sometimes, I just want something that doesn't taste like preservatives. 

Side note: in college I knew a girl that refused to eat bagged lettuce because she said the preservatives burned her mouth. She was super fun.

I digress. One of our favorite fast meals that involve actual non-frozen food is quesadillas. They are so easy to make and you can keep the ingredients in the fridge for those last minute quick dinners.

Start with some common ingredients:
-butter or cooking spray
-whatever cheese you have on hand (I usually use a combination of block and shredded cheese)
-cooked chicken (optional for the vegetarians. or those who forgot to buy meat at the grocery)
-sour cream
Turn the stove top to medium heat and let the pan heat up. I try not to put the tortilla on there too early or it will burn before the cheese melts. Spray the pan (or butter one side of the tortilla) and lay down one tortilla in the pan.
Add a layer of cheese and any meat you want. Then put just a small amount of salsa spread very thin. Add another layer of cheese and the top tortilla. Make sure to butter or spray on that tortilla as well.
And voila! It's dinner time! Make sure to keep a close eye on the underside of the tortilla and flip when it starts getting crispy. Cut it into quarters with a pizza cutter and add a little sour cream. Yum!
Cooking is like love.
It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
~Harriet van Horne

1 comment:

Casey Martinez said...

I'm salivating. Must mean I'm ready for my second breakfast! That looks SO good! I'll try those on joey later! YUM