Do you ever get those days where every time you look at the clock another hour is gone? I’m having one of those today. I keep a tally of all the things that still need to be done in the day and today it seems to be getting longer rather than shorter as I get closer to the end of the day.
I guess it was my own fault. We have a great second hand store in town. Well, we actually have a few, but the one in particular that I’m thinking of doesn’t usually sell anything for more that a few dollars and it’s always busy so things move fast. There are good things to be found if you can spend the time looking. Well, this morning I thought I had the time, so we went. I bought a few cute dishes(who can pass up 25 cents for a cute plate? Ok, maybe it’s just me that can’t) and some kids books. I also bought a very expensive toy for my son. I whole $3, which is a lot for this particular store. My toddler now thinks I’m “totally awesome”(especially since I put the car door back on with super glue. Yay for mom!). Well… Ok, maybe I’m just a little cool, because I’m sure if I were totally awesome, I would be able to figure out how to make the transformer, actually transform. I’ll leave that up to daddy, I’m pretty happy with the level of awesome I’ve achieved for today.
Moving right along, I know I’ve mentioned how we usually have tortillas in the house. This is one of our favorite ways to use them, and my son loves them no matter what veggies they’re packed with. This is just what we had the other day, the options are really endless, mushrooms, hot peppers, olives, celery, broccoli, zucchini, any kind of veggies as long as they’re chopped fairly small, different cheeses or salsas, etc.
- 2 whole wheat tortillas
- 1/2 large carrot grated or chopped finely
- 1 small bell pepper(or half a large one), your choice of color, finely chopped
- 2-3 tbsp finely chopped onion or 1-2 green onion, green and white parts chopped for a milder option
- 1 large handful spinach, chopped
- 1/3 C refried beans
- 1/2 – 3/4 C grated cheese, cheddar or mozzarella or your favorite kind
- 1/2 tsp butter for cooking
Start by heating a pan over medium heat. Spread one tortilla with the refried beans then sprinkle lightly with cheese. Then sprinkle evenly with all the different veggies. Again sprinkle with cheese, just enough to hold it all together then top with the other tortilla. Add 1/2 tsp or so of butter to the hot pan and then put the quesadilla in and cook like a grilled cheese sandwich. Turn the heat down slightly so the
ingredients in the middle have a chance to soften before the outside is crispy. When the bottom tortilla is golden very carefully flip the quesadilla over to the other side and continue to cook just until the other side is golden. Remove from the pan and let cool 3-5 minutes before slicing into quarters or sixths. Serve along side salsa, sour cream or burrito sauce.