Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cheese Quesadillas


" A flour tortilla is heated on a griddle, then flipped
 and sprinkled with a grated, melting cheese
  such as Monterey Jack, Cheddar cheese or Colby Jack.
 Once the cheese melts, other ingredients; such as shredded meat, peppers, onions or guacamole may be added, and it is then folded and served."

I love Quesadillas...
perfect for a quick snack or lunch...

I just butter one side of a SMALL flour tortilla and add it to a warm skillet.
Instead of using shredded cheese, I just put a slice on the tortilla
and then add another tortilla to the top.

...flip it over and by the time both sides are golden,
the cheese is all melted and gooey and sooo delicious.

Sometimes, I add other things like green chilies
but never meat...
meat just doesn't seem right for this .....

Mr. Sweet likes to dip them in a good salsa...
I like mine just like they are.

While I've got the tortillas out, I make a little dessert...

just sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over buttered tortilla and brown until a bit crispy...

ummmm, GOOD !
 Another favorite and very quick dish that we just love is
FRITO PIE mama used to make a Frito Pie that went into the oven to
heat through and through...
and when it came out...
all the Fritos were SOGGY...
NOT a good thing....

then, Mr. Sweet's Aunt Lorraine showed me how to make one
that has become a real favorite .....

all fresh veggies.

We like to add our cheese BEFORE adding the hot chili...
so it will get all melty and gooey and GOOOD.
we like EVERYthing, including the lettuce, to be first
before adding the hot chili....

We always sprinkle a bit more cheese and sometimes, like here,
I add CHILI SAUCE to mine.

This dish, like any other chili dish, is so so good when the weather has turned cooler...

I know YOU have a few favorite quick and easy dishes..
would you share them in a post ?

and PIONEER WOMAN has her recipe for FRITO CHILI PIE listed on her site
that I'll make with the FIRST COLD SNAP...

Photo belongs to PIONEER WOMAN
and it surely does look good.

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

I played Bunco with 11 lovely friends today (9-14)
and the host fixed the BEST dish..
she calls it
and, boy, it was so good...
I stopped on my way home and picked up ingredients so I could make it
this weekend...
I'll be sure to tell you all about it..


  1. Everything looks good and delicious. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  2. Ooh bj, I love quesadillas for a quick meal, and sugar and cinnamon on a warm tortilla, with butter is such a treat! I'm looking forward to the green chili chicken!

  3. Yum bj, that looks so good. Must make this soon. Thanks for a great recipe.

  4. You post some of the best looking stuff! There is so many things you can make with tortillas. I like cutting them into triangles and fry in hot grease til crispy then roll in sugar / cinnamon and drizzle honey on top. Sort of like you did yours. Add fruit for extra yum.

  5. You make ordinary EXTRAORDINARY!!!

  6. Bj, my mouth is watering...thanks for sharing this delicious quesadilla.

  7. What fun! Looks lovely and also quite tasty! The tacos in a bag is too cute!

  8. Yum. I'll take my quesadilla straight -- just cheese and maybe on the top some guac or pico. Love the cheese quesadilla most!

  9. Such a yummy post, BJ, that even though I have just eaten a big ol' blueberry scone with honey, you've got me wanting anything that has cheese and salsa in it or on it!!! You worked your magic again!

  10. Good grief...this all looks so yummy and making me real hungry and I've went so long today without grabbing something to eat that I am about to be HANGRY! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Yum...

    I have two sisters-in-law and have been taught many different Authentic Mexican dishes.
    One quick way to make a 'cheater's sopapilla' - and I think you may like cut triangles of a flour tortilla, deep fat fry a short time, dip them into a bag of confectioner's sugar and.........easy peasy....quick sopapillas!!

  12. Your quesadilla looks beautiful. All your food looks delish!

  13. I hear long ago Frito was America's #1 snack, now it's not even close. I'm not much of a fan, I can eat them but I'd rather have potato chips

  14. I haven't made that in ages! I used to make it for the kiddo's. Since PH had never had it you have inspired me to give him a treat. Would you believe the man had never had even a fruit salad in his life?? Yep, it's true! :)

  15. These look absolutely heavenly, BJ♥ Happy Friday!

  16. Wow, Kiddo! Those are some tempting tortillA TREATS!

    We had the in-a-bag frito thing at a friend's daughter's graduation party---the whole bar in the butler's pantry was covered in all sorts of toppings and add-ins, as well as a big basket of Frito packs and crockpot of chili-stuff. They called them "Walkin' Tacos."


  17. now my stomach is growling and hollering!! ha ha LOL those do look so yummy. What time is lunch again? lol

  18. Hi BJ,
    Your Cheese Quesadillas look so good and I just love Tillamook Cheese, we have toured their factory in Oregon. It is sure the time of year for Frito Pie an all time favorite here. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Oh my bj, you always give me new ideas for "some eats!"
    I have an idea for you . . . my chalupa recipe . . .
    Oh my . . .
    Should I send it . . . ?


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