in summer i hate having to get the oven revved up for cooking dinner. i usually make homemade chocolate chip cookies at least every other week, and in the summer that doesn't even happen. dinner tonight was a mini fiasco because i was trying to decide what in the world to make that wouldn't heat up the whole house. then presto fresh avocado, grilled chicken on the george foreman, tortillas and cheese and instant fresh dinner. with a little extra planning i could have bought fresh or frozen veggies. if i had really planned ahead our side dish would have included cilantro corn salsa instead of just jalapeno refried beans.
so here's where the challenge comes in, on your blog, make a quick post with your favorite quick-and-easy-no-oven summer recipe. and this includes you people that read and NEVER comment. i know who you are...maybe.
4 flour tortillas
3 grilled chicken breasts
1 ripe avocado
mexican or sharp cheese
onions and peppers as you like 'em
a big ol' dollop of sour cream
pre-heat tortillas in skillet so they are soft and roll-able. while tortillas are warming in skillet, chop up and mush up avocado with fork. shred grilled chicken into bits. heat veggies in another skillet. mix sour cream and cheese together so they are a spreadable paste. there should be more cheese than sour cream. spread cheese/cream mixture on tortillas on one half only. add chicken and veggies to same side. fold over and cook on skillet until golden brown. gently flip quesadilla. when done cut into thirds. gobble up as fast as you can.
cilantro corn salsa-
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can corn, rinsed(or defrosted frozen)
1 can chopped tomato(or fresh)
1 can Ro-tel
mix all in big bowl. each with corn chips. yum. if you are feeling daring, melt one brick of cream cheese in with corn and mix thoroughly.
i am expecting recipes from sarah, kory welch and nat for sure. don't let me down.