Monday, February 23, 2009


Black bean and goat cheese quesadillas (recipe in the comments from October 24, 2007)
Avocado halves in spicy red sauce (recipe in the comments)

Hot tea
Conversation hearts (it's dueling holiday candies this week!)
WOW! This was the first recipe I blogged back in late October of 2007 and we haven't made this since - not even during the six months of blogging "vacation" during the move. I guess we do have more than ten dinners! Then again, we all knew that :) Despite the hiatus from this dinner, I really think this is such a perfect recipe and maybe that's why October 24, 2007 was the day I started the blog. Here's what I love:

1) The rich cream (comforting!) filling
2) Complex flavors - you don't eat something like this every day
3) It's vegetarian
4) It's cheap to prepare (even with the goat cheese)
5) It doesn't make me feel bad about myself when I get on the scale tomorrow

In other words it's a great meal for someone seeking "the 5"!

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Onion, garlic, cilantro
Time: About 40 minutes
Make ahead: You can make the filling and the red sauce early. Peel the avocados and make the quesadillas last minute.

J: "No wonder we started a blog!"
M: "Always yummy."

1 comment:

J said...

Since you didn't get a new entree recipe, I thought I'd post this sauce. It's TOO yummy.

Avocado halves in spicy red sauce - Jacques Pepin

~3 T ketchup
~ 3 T mayonnaise
3 shakes Tabasco + more to taste
2 avocados, halved, pitted and peeled

Mix ketchup, mayo and Tabasco and taste, adjusting all ingredients, until you’re happy. I have tried adding lemon and Old Bay, but like it best with just the three ingredients. Drizzle onto avocado halves and serve.