Week 7: BBQ Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas

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This week i made bbq grilled chicken and pineapple quesadillas. This is probably the quickest meal I’ve put together over this Sunday Dinner Experiment – probably less than 30 min! Also I cheated with a an of crushed pineapple instead of real pineapple – very easy and delicious!

Start with two chicken breasts…

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…flattened…

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and, due to the temperatures – i used the INDOOR grill 🙂

 

 

 

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after grilling i brushed them with bbq sauce…

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and cut them into strips…

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next i sliced up a jalepeno pepper…

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then melted a tablespoon of butter in my skillet…

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…then built my quesadilla using the chicken, jalepeno, cheese and pineapple (her reciple called for fresh pineapple…i cheated with a can of crushed pineapple…shhhh dont tell her!)

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then carefully placed it in the skillet – topped with another tortilla…cooked on one side for about three minutes, flipped (carefully) and cooked about two minutes on the other side…. and voila! delicious!

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I’m not just a (wannabe) cook

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I also love reading – I love to talk to other people about what they’re reading too! Right now I’m reading “there’s more to life thank this” and I’m loving it. I am always interest in contact from the spiritual world – tho most don’t believe in it – I’ve had three experiences in my lifetime. I really recommend this book! Open yourself up to it and you might be surprised 🙂 if you hav any recommendations i would love to hear them!

Week 6 – Chicken Parmesan

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This took about three hours from start to sit down – but it was really delicious – I’ve never made chicken this way (pounded thin with a mallet) and it is so deliciously tender – it earned 4 out of 5 stars so that’s always a good thing!

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Week 5 – Meatball Sliders

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This was a yummy recipe!  I went to an honest to God’s butcher shop to make sure i had the right kind and best quality i could have! much to my delight – the mean was a dollar less a pound there – so I was very happy about that!  The butcher shop reminded me of Alexander’s Market in Lincoln – which isnt even there any more – but i went to many times as a kid with my mom and grandma a few times too, i think!  I will definitely be shopping there (Humphrey’s Market) more often!

So… here is the highlight reel from yesterday 🙂

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I added a wedge salad with homemade buttermilk dressing for a side – very tasty!

Have a great week everyone!

Week #4 – Drip Beef

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Yesterday I made Drip Beef – it was very yummy! The recipe on her website tho, was different than the one i used – i used the one from her cookbook… but either way you try it – you wont be sorry 🙂 I will definitely make it again! I started with this DELICIOUS looking roast… salted and peppered

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seared it on both sides, in 2 T of butter and 2 T of canola oil, added rosemary, and two cups of beef broth and one cup of water…then a small jar of pepperoncinis

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then simmered it for 5 hours on low….

in the meantime – i decided to try out my new mandolin – so i sliced up about 4 potatoes and fried them up (also got the idea from PW – who else? lol)

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seriously – dont these look completely delicious?

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they were! 🙂

I was pretty happy with the results.  And so was Wyatt 🙂  which is the most important factor – he gave it 4 out of 5 stars 🙂

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Have a great week!

 

 

Week 3 – sloppy joe’s

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Week three I made PW’s sloppy joes…and something extra this week – I made a dessert – pots du creme – WITH home made whipped creme – and YES it WAS a delicious as it sounds! I am really loving this challenge – I really really am enjoying the cooking! my scale isn’t as appreciative of my new hobby but – c’est las vie! Next up is drip beef – as a side I’m going to attempt home made potato chips – yummm – have a great day!

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