My mom and I were looking for a quick dinner on Jan 1st and with the leftover chicken and rice, I naturally thought of quesadillas (one of my favorite meals). We each personalized our quesadillas with whatever we could find in the fridge. Mine was spread with an onion/guyere dip, goat cheese and brie slices, sauteed mushrooms and chunks of the chili parmesan chicken. My mom made hers with the onion dip, goat cheese, thin apple slices and thin chicken slices. I only photographed my quesadilla but they were both good. The mushrooms were not quite the right flavor to compliment the other ingredients so if I made this again I’d replace them with onions, peppers, tomatoes, green onions or omit altogether. I’m not including a recipe here, I really just sauteed the mushrooms, then put everything on the tortilla inside a saute pan to crisp up the tortilla and melt the cheese. I love dishes that leave a lot of room for imagination: quesadillas, burritos, pizza, omelettes, “scrambles”, sandwiches, stir frys, etc. Its great to know you can just throw together the stuff you already have in your fridge and still have a pretty good meal.
Fancy Quesadilla December 30, 2009
Jeremiah was hungry for breakfast and I had already eaten so we made this recipe up based on our available ingredients. A couple nights ago my dad and I were watching Bobby Flay’s Throwdown and we saw him win a grilled cheese contest. My dad thought the winning recipe sounded delicious so he went out and bought the ingredients. I arrived home on Christmas eve after a long day of skiing at Snowbowl (near Flagstaff, AZ) and my dad called to tell me that I was in charge of grilling the sandwiches and I could find everything I need already in the fridge. The “grown up” grilled cheese sandwich was made with brie and goat cheeses, green tomatoes and bacon. We had leftover cheese so I thought a brie and goat cheese quesadilla would be delicious. I would have added some sliced green tomatoes if we still had any. I’m posting this because the cheese combination is really good and worth trying. I also forgot to photograph the grilled cheese sandwiches. Brie is the perfect compliment to the sharp and tangy goat cheese.