Monday, September 14, 2009


Turkey and balsamic onion quesadillas (recipe in the comments)
The other half of the galia melon

Hot tea
Mint meltaways
We knew in advance that no one would be home to start dinner tonight, so we planned one of our fastest meals. It took about 32 minutes from the moment we walked in the door to the moment we were sitting down to eat - pretty good, eh? Sadly, while we've made this many times, somehow tonight it just wasn't it's best and neither of us is sure why. We both think this is the first time we've made it in Buffalo, so maybe the new brand of turkey or tortillas is off, but we're just not sure. Regardless, this is a time tested winner, so I wouldn't let it being slightly off tonight put you off. This is an unexpectedly elegant flavor combination - especially given the simplicity factor.

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Super easy
Chopping: Slicing onions, turkey, grating cheese, melon
Time: 24 minutes (the other 8 went to getting in the door, setting stuff down, and cleaning up a milk spill :)
Make ahead: I would do these right before serving.

Our reaction:
"Not quite as good as usual. Not sure why."

The kid report:
T didn't mind :) He was very in to two fisted eating due to our late start :)

1 comment:

J said...

Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas – Eating Well
Serves 2-3

Hefty ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided into four equal portions
½ lb smoked deli turkey, chopped and dived into four equal portions
8 whole wheat tortillas

Heat griddle or large flat bottomed skillet. Heat the oven to warm.

Combine onion and vinegar in a small bowl and let marinate for at least five minutes. Drain and reserve vinegar for dressing or another use.

Place a tortilla on the griddle to heat (two if you have room). Sprinkle with one forth of each of the cheese, turkey and drained onions. Cover with a second tortilla. Cook until the cheese has melted and the bottom tortilla is “crisped”. Flip and cook until the second tortilla is crisp. Place quesadillas in a single layer in the oven. Repeat with remaining tortillas.