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Ridiculously Good Dinner – My Quesadilla Creation

In Opinion/Personal, Personal, Random, Recommendations on March 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

This is the first Easter of my life that I wasn’t able to spend with my family.  I was kind of down about it at first.  It seemed like just the cherry on top of all the disasters that have made up my life in the last 3 weeks with work and personal things.  But I refused to stay down about it, so instead I decided to throw a little dinner party.  I cleaned up my place, invited some friends that I knew would provide good entertainment, and threw together some pretty awesome food.  I always have great ideas on how to make food, but it never turns out the way I envision it.  I’m not am amazing cook, but I love trying new things.  So I had this idea in my head of making quesadillas, which I’ve never done before, and was extremely surprised when they turned out to be possibly the best thing I’ve ever cooked.  All my guests loved them and every bit of the food was gone by the end of the night, so I figured I’d share my recipe.  Partially so I won’t forget how I made them, and partially so people can try it or make suggestions on how to make them better.  So if anybody tries it out, let me know how it goes.  If you have your own recipe that is great, share it with me, I’d love to try it!

I used chicken tenderloin from a bag, chopped up and cooked until they were no longer pink.  I sautéed onions and red, green, yellow, and orange bell peppers for a few minutes, then combined them with the chicken and a packet of fajita seasoning.  I added in a bit of water, and little roasted red pepper flakes, and a dash of chili powder.  While that was all simmering, I melted Velveeta queso blanco in a pot with a little bit of milk.  It has jalapenos in it, so it has a tiny bit of kick.  Once this was all done, I put the chicken/onion/pepper fajita mix into a soft tortilla shell, drizzled the queso over it, threw in some tomatoes and shredded mexican style cheese, and toasted it on a griddle so it all melted together.

I can’t eat a whole lot in one sitting, since my stomach is like a bird’s, so I was only able to finish 1 off, but everyone else had 2 and was contentedly full.  All my friends raved about them, and I thought they were one of the best things I’ve ever created in my kitchen.  Since I love to cook, and this turned out so successful, I have decided that I’m going to start writing this stuff down and create a recipe tin for myself like my grandmother has with all of her creations over the years.  So if anyone has any they’d like to share, I’m all ears!

Oh, and Happy Easter!

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