Fall with a Quesadilla
Maybe it’s just me, but fall makes me want a quesadilla.
Perhaps it’s those years of Spanish class and learning about Los Dias de los Muertes, or the Days of the Dead, a Mexican tradition honoring the dead with celebrations, flowers, prayers, candies, etc.
Put Halloween and Mexican traditions in my head together and my brain sends the signals to my taste buds to start craving Mexican foods and quesadillas.
Who am I to have a problem with that?
I figured I might as well satisfy that craving ahora ( that’s “now” in Spanish- yay for all those words I do don’t remember)!
Thanks to one of the best purchases of my life, my sturdy, trusted George Foreman Lean, Mean, Fat Grilling Machine, a quesadilla was on my plate for dinner last night.
These are beyond easy to make, they’re almost an embarrassment except they taste so good it doesn’t even matter how easy they are.
While my grill heated up I gathered my ingredients.
A wine glass? Shot glassess? Where?
Just the counter top necessities.
I used one Whole Grain Brown Rice to keep it gluten-free. These things are so good. I love how the texture is chewy!
Then I added some Mexican Blend cheese to it.
(You can really use whatever cheese you want. Also, I’m not in the habit of measuring any of my foods, so just go with your gut.)
And to throw in a little extra, I grabbed a meatball from my freezer (stocked up from home) and cut it up and added that to the cheese mix.
Ideally I should have had a vegetable or two in there but I didn’t have any on hand. I’m fine with that since I make sure I get enough fruits and vegetables. One (or two, or three) dinners without them isn’t going to kill anyone.
Then just fold it and put it on the grill and wait for the melting magic to happen.
George will not let you down!
Just a few minutes later I had myself a crispy grilled-to-perfection quesadilla.
I had mine with a little mustard, salsa, and ketchup on the side. Don’t judge. I like variety.
Melted cheese? Check.
Warm meatball? Check.
Chewy/crispy tortilla? Check.
Plenty of dippage? Check.
Craving satisfied? Check, until tomorrow night, that is!
Almost the WEEKEND!