How To Make a Quesadilla! Delicious, cheesy and can be filled with whatever you want! If you don’t know how to make a quesadilla, keep reading!
How is everyone doing? We are gearing up for the new school year and are just trying to figure out a new schedule. Not having a yard that the kids can just play in sucks and I will have to take it upon myself to drag them outside to get exercise once the school year starts.
PE, music and art. We’ll be trying our best to cover those subjects here at home. If anyone has any advice, apps, ideas, please send them my way!
Yesterday, I was reading Real Simple and the article was talking about having Self Check-in’s. Checking, reflecting and sitting with our feelings, emotions and thoughts. I even looked at a few meditation apps for myself and the kids. I do feel it’s really going to be important for us to find peace and feel grounded and find
Self Check-In’s and Meditation
Feeling inspired, I gave the kids a writing assignment yesterday. Write down three things that you have learned about yourself and three things you’ve enjoyed while being home since March. I was trying to get their creative minds going since school will be starting in ten days and now I am going to take time to do some research on meditation apps and writing exercises for us and finding ways to create quiet spaces for me and the kids to meditate, sit quietly and breathe.
I don’t know much about meditation at all but after looking a few things up, I found this: Some benefits of meditation can include:
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations.
- Developing concentration.
- Increasing self-awareness.
- Focusing on the present.
- Reducing negative emotions and stress.
- Increasing imagination and creativity.
- Increasing patience and tolerance.
I pray from time to time. I encourage the kids to pray. I think prayer is very important. I used to journal a lot but now this blog has become my therapy. I really believe that doing things that keep your creativity flowing helps your mental health, mind, body, everything. So, for me, it’s developing recipes, cooking, photography and writing. I also exercise. When I’m feeling blah, and I’ve felt blah many times since March, it’s ok to not be ok, even the simplest of things in the kitchen can take my mind off things and make me feel better.
What do you do? How do you feel about self-check in’s?
How To Make a Quesadilla
I almost didn’t write this post because making quesadillas is one of the easiest things ever. But, hey, we’re keeping it simple. A lot of you have reached out and have asked how to make eggs, how to make grilled cheese, how to make simple things. . so I’m here for you.
The beauty of a quesadilla, in my mind, is how versatile is it. You can fill it with whatever you like. Make it a breakfast quesadilla and fill it with scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese. Keep it vegetarian with grilled or sautéed vegetables. Keep it super simple and just filled it with cheese. MY tip for a cheese quesadilla: use three different types of cheese and blend them together: like cheddar, provolone and mozzarella. However you make one, just make one and enjoy!
How To Make A Quesadilla
- 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin; split
- 1/2 onion sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
- 2 large flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese* split (plus more cheese if desired)
- rotisserie chicken chopped
- sour cream
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large non-stick sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat for about a minute to two. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook until softened and slightly browned. The longer you let them cook, they will start to caramelize a little. Alternatively, you can grill your vegetables on the grill in a grill pan over medium high heat. Remove vegetables from the pan and onto a plate. Wipe out your pan.
- Since I like to use large flour tortillas, I cook my quesadillas one at a time. Heat your pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to your pan and after a minute, lay in your tortilla. On one side, top with the shredded mozzarella cheese, some rotisserie chicken and some of your cooked vegetables.
- Close the tortilla in half and let cook until golden brown, for about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until golden. Repeat with other the quesadilla. Serve warm with salsa, guacamole and sour cream if desired. Enjoy!
Call me crazy but I love eating my quesadillas with kimchi. Hope you make one and enjoy!