What to do when you feel too lazy to cook? Okay, perhaps that should read, so lazy I can’t even work up the energy to feel guilty about it. I am not sure if it is the cooking or the clean up, but there are times when I feel my creative juices being overwhelmed by the tide of pure laziness. I still need to eat, and you can only live on frozen pizza for so long, before you are facing some serious self loathing issues. It is times like these, when I have opened my fridge half a dozen times and declared “meh” on each occurrence that I often turn to the pack of flour tortillas sitting on the bread shelf. Yes, I name my shelves, I believe that being OCD isn’t always a disorder, but sometimes a lifestyle choice.
Back to the tortillas. I love flour tortillas. I have several friends who tell me I am doing it wrong for not liking corn tortillas better, but screw them (anger issues too, I am a mess). Flour tortillas are a comfort food if ever there was one. They flexibly wrap around food like a hug. You can use them for casseroles, Mexican dishes, wraps, bake them into cinnamon and sugar chips, etc., etc. You can get creative with them. I recently baked a ham and needed to come up with ways to address the leftovers. For dinner that night I made Breakfast Quesadillas. For those who have not made quesadillas before, the secret is not stacking. Don’t put down a tortilla, add toppings and then another tortilla. Do this instead:
- Heat griddle
- Lightly brush one side of the tortilla with olive oil (for the breakfast quesadilla I added butter to griddle instead)
- Place the oiled side down on the griddle and spread cheese over tortilla (breakfast tortilla: cheddar).
- Place the toppings on one half of the tortilla (breakfast quesadilla: one scrambled egg and 1/4 cup diced ham).
- Once the cheese is melting, fold the half of the tortilla with no toppings over the other half and remove from griddle.
- Cut in half with pizza cutter and enjoy!