Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Quesadilla from Leftovers

or, How Hunger and Blogging Don't Mix

I was absolutely starving when I got home from work today. The quickest way to eat something tasty was to make a quesadilla out of the leftovers from taco night.

Oh, taco night...let's back up a minute:

Sunday night we had friends over. MIL made tacos, rice and beans. Sounds boring, right? Not so! She seasoned & cooked ground beef, adding a shredded potato to keep it thick (who knew?). Then she fried corn tortillas in oil about halfway, drained them, stuffed with a little meat, then fried the rest of the way. I thought frying the 2nd time with the meat would result in greasy-nasty beef, but it didn't. Trays of tacos were served with green onion, tomato, cilantro & onion, and shredded cheese (and homemade chili, of course). Spanish rice and pinto beans for sides. It made for a pleasant Sunday evening with friends, slightly dampened by the fact that we all got tired early 'cause we ate too much.

Now, back to the present:

Of course, there were leftovers, 'cause MIL cooks for an army, even if there's no army present. So tonight's quesadilla went as follows:

  1. Spread beans, ground beef, and cheese on one half of a flour tortilla.
  2. Toast in a skillet until crunchy on the outside and melty-gooey on the inside. (Geez, I sound like a Taco Bell commercial, sorry.)
  3. Remove from skillet, open quesadilla, add tomatoes, green onions, and chili sauce, close quesadilla.
  4. Eat.
  5. Remember to take a picture only after the plate is empty.
But it's ok, I'm sure there'll be a "next time", hopefully one in which I remember to take a picture.


Kristen said...

Quesadillas are always great for a hunger cure!

Vicki said...

Hi Kristen -
I agree! And they're great for cleaning out the fridge, too!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Quesadillas have saved me more than once -- they are my go-to meal when I've run out of time to cook!

Vicki said...

Hi Lydia -
Now if I could just convince my youngest that it's NOT ok to make them in the microwave...