Mexicana Bliss

Welcome to my blog!

The first thing I wanted to share with my not-so-large follower base is this; an unbelievably tasty Mexican dish that my beautiful husband created for lunch yesterday.

You see, it has been revealed to me recently that I am OBSESSED with Mexican food.  I can’t quite get enough!  Enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, and more!   Not to mention this constant craving I have for anything I can pour fresh LIME juice over…   🙂

So without further adieu, here’s the recipe.  Andrew dreamed this one up – a classic typical daily meal for him, but I call it sheer genius.  He is unstoppable!!!

Tasty Quesadillas (serves two)

Ingredients:

-one cooking onion

-3 tbsp butter

-one tomato, chopped

-two large handfuls of spinach (or kale)

-3/4 cup grated cheese (I used old cheddar one day and gouda the next))

-4 brown rice tortillas (from Food for Life)

Lime Dipping Sauce (that will knock your socks off)

-1/3 cup organic goat’s milk yogurt

-1/2 a lime, juiced

-3 shakes paprika

-3 shakes basil

-3 shakes oregano

-salt and pepper

Method:

-Melt the butter on medium in your cast iron frying pan.  Chop up the onion into long strips, and throw them in.  Let them sit, you are making caramelized onions!!!  Cook them like this for about 10 minutes until they brown and caramelize.  Add a little extra butter if you need.  I think they taste a little bit like heaven.

-While the onions are doing their thing, chop up the tomato, and grate the cheese.

-Make the dipping (slathering) sauce:  combine all ingredients in a small dish and stir together.  Add more of anything if the taste is lacking.

-Lay one tortilla on each plate and spread 1/4 of the cheese around on each tortilla top.  Then lay the handful of spinach and tomato on top.  When the onions are done, throw them on there, and then the rest of the cheese again.  Put the other tortillas on top.

-In the frying pan, still on medium and perhaps with a little more butter in there, place one tortilla at a time in the pan.  Let it sit, making sure the bottom tortilla doesn’t stick.  Keep it here for 4-5 minutes.  You need to flip it now, and this can be tricky!  But a little practice goes a long way.  Use your largest flipper underneath the bottom layer and your hand on top.  Flip the tortilla.  If you have enough cheese in there, things should be sticking together.  If you lost some contents in the flipping, no worries, just get them back inside and carry on.  After another 4 minutes, you are done!  (Then do the same to the second one)

-Drizzle the sauce on top and ENJOY!

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I am aware that this doesn’t look incredibly appetizing and it definitely doesn’t meet Andrew’s presentation requirements.  But to be honest I was so hungry and it was so good, I didn’t have time to take a picture before taking a bite.  But let’s face it, sometimes it doesn’t matter what food looks like, as long as it tastes good.

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The dipping sauce!

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