Thursday, February 28, 2008
Don't really need a recipe for these
The Griddler A Guide To Perfect Meals
4 8-inch flour tortillas I used multi-grain tortillas
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted I used spray oil
1 cup shredded cooked chicken
2 ounces reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup sliced black olives
¼ cup finely sliced green onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper
Lightly brush one side of each tortilla with ½ teaspoon melted butter. Place on the work surface, buttered side down. Preheat Griddler on Low-Medium. Place chicken, olives, green onion and jalapeño pepper in medium bowl and stir to blend. Divide mixture equally among 4 tortillas, placing to one side of the tortilla. Fold each tortilla in half.
When Griddler has preheated place 2 tortillas on the bottom griddle and close. Bake quesadillas for 5-6 minutes – until chicken is hot, cheese is melted, and tortillas are lightly golden brown and crispy. Place on a rack in a low oven to keep warm. Repeat cooking for remaining two quesadillas.
Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa.
I usually free-style quesadillas but that doesn't give me anything to blog about. So, I tried this recipe from my Griddler recipe booklet. They were very fresh tasting and satisfying. The only think I would change is that I actually prefer to mix the salsa with the filling ingredients so that you get a nice tomato-y cheesey, filling.
My new Griddler seems to be working alright but I'm still not convinced that it's worth what it costs for this appliance. After the replacement came, I realized that the piece that you wrap the cord around had cracked and broken off. Well, I'm not sending back another one but I'm not pleased at all.
I picked up my groceries last night and I didn't do too bad but I had a few extra expenses that even though they were outside of my regular grocery shopping (they were drugstore items), it still bugged me to see the higher total. I will say I got a lot for my money last night. My cart was overflowing.
Blast From The Past: Spicy Vegetable Quesadillas from September 2006. I keep forgetting to make those again but they were delicious.
Question of the Day: Do you buy many non-food items (health and beauty products, paper products, etc) in the grocery store?