We’ve just had a few weeks of grey and chilly in Minnesota. But some warmer, sunshine weather just recently returned (summer’s last hurrah?). I’m celebrating with something festive — Quesadillas — Because we’re expecting rain all day tomorrow.
I was making (and enjoying) Quesadillas quite a bit this past summer – Cheesy/Chicken Quesadillas with Mango Salsa. They make such a tasty snack, or appetizer, or lunch; and they’re quick and easy.
I use already-cooked chicken — Shredded and simmered in a favorite mole sauce. I sprinkle the chicken onto a fresh tortilla along with grated cheese. Cover with another tortilla and heat till toasty in a (slightly oiled) pan.
For the Mango Salsa I use red onion, jalapena, mango and lime, with cilantro — Tasty and colorful.
I am presenting Quesadilla Wedges on a long graceful-but-fun tray made by Sandra Shaughnessy — Porcelain, hand built, soda fired. Sandra and I fire our work together often. I’m delighted to have one of her fun trays in my life.