Some nights you just want comfort food. Easy, quick, not hard to make, comfort food. Tonight was one of those nights. No particular reason- we had a nice day and even took the baby swimming (Which was so. cute.)- I just wasn’t up to complicated and healthy. Tonight I wanted easy and not so good for you. So, chicken quesadilla and rice krispie treats it was. And how good they were…
Flour tortillas (2 per quesadilla)
cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and Colby jack)
chicken (already cooked, I used part of a rotisserie chicken I’d bought today but in the past I’ve sautéed some boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts)
Shred your cheese. I use a food processor for this because I’m lazy.Shred some of your chicken into small pieces. Match up your tortillas by size- you’re going to make a kind of sandwich so you want them to be roughly the same size. Layer some cheese on one tortilla- be generous (this is comfort food, not health food). Place some chicken over the cheese.In a large frying pan, heat a little bit of olive oil over medium heat. Add the tortilla with all the stuff (stuff side up) and top with the tortilla that matches it in size. Let it brown a bit (you may need to press down with a spatula) and then carefully flip it. Cook until browned on the opposite side and the inside is all melty and gooey. Keep it warm in the oven on a sheet pan until they’re all done. I kept my oven at about 200. Cut into quarters and serve with salsa, sour cream and whatever else you might like on your comfort quesadilla.
Rice Krispie Treats
We ate these a lot in high school because they’re easy to make. As a bonus, they can even be made in the microwave. Which happened many a night. In fact, we often made rice krispie treats around 1am, so I have very vivid memories of tupperware, melted marshmallows and wooden spoons.
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 bag of marshmallows (about 40) or 4 cups of mini-marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies (try it with cocoa krispies for a chocolatey treat)
Cooking spray (like Pam)
In a saucepan over LOW heat, melt the butter (or margarine).Add the marshmallows and let them cook until they melt down. Stir a few times. Once it’s all melted, add the rice krispies and stir until they’re coated. Press them into a square pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray (I used Pam). They’ll be realllly sticky and hot so be careful! (I like to eat them at this stage, before they get all crunchy)Let them cool and then cut them into squares. Do your best not to get the entire pan all at once or you will be rewarded with a stomach ache. Make sure to cover them tightly so that they don’t get stale too quickly. Of course, you could also just eat them all over the course of 24 hours which would also solve the going stale problem….