I can still remember my very first Quesadilla. I was in Mrs. Malone's class in second grade. It was a bilingual classroom and one day our activity was cooking Quesadilla's. When it was my turn I put the tortilla down, scattered the cheddar cheese on top and waited for it to melt. Back at my desk that first bite was an explosion of cheesy goodness. To this day I still think it was the best Quesadilla I've ever had. I have a bad memory so I don't remember all that much from my childhood but for some reason that moment stands out. I went home and told my mom I wanted her to start making Quesadilla's for dinner and I've been hooked ever since.
|My yummy Quesadilla dinner|
It's a really quick and easy dinner and I'm all for quick and easy. Cheese and tortilla only is fine with me but adding chicken or steak takes it up a notch and adds to the deliciousness. And you can really add just about anything you want for variety. This Delish.com Crazy for Quesadillas link has 16 interesting ways to make them. I could eat Quesadilla's for 2 weeks and still have something a little different every night! I have no problem eating the same thing every day especially if it's something I love. I'd do it too-except for the cheese factor. It's absolutely one of my favorite foods. Fattening or not I refuse let myself feel too bad about having it but even I wouldn't eat that much of it every day. I can justify my cheese habit because it's high in protein and calcium. It's good fat. I've tried using fat free and low fat cheese but what is the point of eating cheese that won't melt? Nope. I want that gooey line of cheese between my mouth and my hand. The fat makes it taste better and it's usually worth it.
I've used Chicken before but Thursday night we used left over steak and added onions. I had one with a Flour tortilla and one with a Corn tortilla. Like a lot of foods it's much better for me to get my fix at home instead of a restaurant. Their version can pack in 1,300 calories or more. They load up on the cheese and grease up a giant tortilla...or two. I'll only order one out if it's a reasonably sized appetizer portion. My at home version is a fraction of that and just as tasty. The hot gooey cheese....the crispy flaky tortilla. It's Perfect.