I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for super easy, fairly cheap meals to feed my kids. I know I am not the only person with lots of mouths to feed and a shortage of time! Last night I was at my wit’s end trying to come up with a meal from our somewhat sparse pantry. I seem to have lots of ingredients but nothing went together. After studying the contents of my pantry and refrigerator for 30 minutes I suddenly hit on this idea of making cheese enchiladas. I have no idea why I have never thought of this before! I had leftover tortillas, but not enough to serve my whole family burritos. I had leftover sour cream, but not enough for any sour cream recipe. I had a new jar of salsa, and I had oodles of cheese and butter. Everything necessary!
I started out by putting my eleven-year-old to the task of grating cheddar. I should have taken a picture of that because he is adorable and wonderful about helping me in the kitchen. Once the grating was underway, I got out the other ingredients: butter, tortillas, mozarella, a tin foil pan, tongs and my skillet.
Making Easy Cheesy Quesadillas is simple. First you heat your skillet and add a pat of butter. Then you add a tortilla. Cover the tortilla with a mix of cheeses for the best flavor. Put the tin foil pan on top. I learned that tip from the local Mexican restuarant, and it helps the cheese melt before the tortilla burns! Wait a couple minutes, then move the tin foil off with your tongs and fold over the tortilla. The rest of the cheese will melt almost immediately. Serve hot, with sour cream and salsa for dipping. That’s it!
Easy Cheesy Quesadillas are yummy too. My children have decided we should have these at least once a week for lunch. In fact, my son helped me every step of the way and he has decided this is something he could make for us. “We almost always have leftover cheese, leftover sour cream, and leftover tortillas Mom!” So true. That makes Easy Cheesy Quesadillas the perfectly frugal meal.