Thursday, February 28, 2008

Don't really need a recipe for these
--Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas
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?


DancesInGarden said...

We do, mostly because the prices usually compare and we don't have a lot of other choices to go to. To make a special trip across town to save 50 cents on shampoo? Waste of time.

Since we use mostly no-name or store brand products, the prices are fine at the grocery store.

Annie said...

I do when they are on sale and I have a coupon. I usually buy the big 10-12 packs of toilet paper and paper towels.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I buy everything there unless I just happen to be at a different kind of store and realize I need something. The prices are good at the grocery stores and sometimes even on sale.


Bunny_lover said...

Yes, i buy most of my stuff at WalMart and I just cannot beat their prices.

Anonymous said...

Normally yes, as I already seem to go to more than one grocery store to get food items, adding another for dry goods would be too much!

Carla said...

I usually buy my non-food items from Wal Mart or Dollar General.