Spare Parts Quesadilla – Not Paleo!

So lately we have been in a funk. We have a ton going on in life, I will not bore you with it yet. Soon a post is coming, but I am not ready to spill my guts. Even Drake is in a funk. If you have been around us you know he does NOT have a big appetite and he requires quite a few more calories than most kids. Those two things go together great.. right? No…. Drake will literally pick apart a corndog to only eat the hotdog. If given a PB&J he will take the bread off and lick it. He eats the inside of a quesadilla only. If things have too much butter, sour cream, ranch dressing olive oil the picky pants will not touch it. He hates the fatty foods. Most of you are saying that’s awesome!!! Yes, for most kids. How did I do it? I have no clue honestly. Maybe he does it to drive us crazy or watch us squirm as he eats 2 bites and says ALL DONE! Maybe because I made all of his baby food – paleo – skipped cereal and went straight to food at 4 months. By 6 months he had about 4 foods/mixtures he would eat. Funny kid. I don’t know where he gets it?…

Back to my “funk” story. I was making the little man a cheese quesadilla with some little smokies  and Chris and I had decided left overs. Well we didn’t have enough left overs for one much less both of us and smelling Drake’s I was suddenly craving a quesadilla. I have no meat thawed (I do this in the morning or night before) Chris took one wiff of Drake’s and said, “Man that smells so good”. Done.

I went to the pantry and tried to figure out what to stick in this baby. I had a spare onion (usually a couple) green bell pepper and bacon bits. This with a little of Drake’s cheese and his totally not healthy, fattiest I can find tortillas and it was a meal. I at least used my KerryGold butter. That counts for something right?

Cut up onion to your desired size. I dont like them too big so I would consider mine big diced. Bell pepper a little bigger still chopped fairly small.

Heat nonstick skillet with 1 tsp oil medium-high heat. Add onion and spices – cook for approximately 5 mins, add bell pepper – cook 5 more mins.

This was a random, not measured seasoning. I am going to guestimate.

  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp oregano


Once all of the goods are cooked to your desired texture – Some like their veggies firmer than others – Move them to a bowl and start on tortillas.

I used the same pan and put about 1/4 tsp of KerryGold butter in the pan than stuck the tortilla on top. These are literally are Mission brand tortillas. Nothing special at all. Put down a little cheese, add all of your goodness then finish off with more cheese and another tortilla. I added some bacon bits that I had left over. You can throw in anything. Mushrooms, cabbage, olives, ? Whatever you have in your fridge that you think would be good in between 2 tortillas and covered in cheese. Is there anything that would not be good covered in cheese between tortillas? I feel like that is a dumb question. These burn quick so be sure to watch closely. I cooked mine about 3-4 mins on each side. Really just enough to make it crispy and melt the cheese. 20170414_183222

These were so delicious and terrible that they didn’t get a final picture. They were eaten very quickly. All of the glorious cheese gave us terrible heartburn. One of the many benefits of eating mostly Paleo is that when you eat not so healthy it hits you twice as hard. Tums for dessert.

Again, this is not Paleo. This is real life. Hope you enjoy your crazy quesadillas!

Side note: When you are thawing meat, if it is sealed/waterproof completely submerge it in room temp water and it will thaw very quickly. I fill up my small side of kitchen sink and leave it. Much faster than if submerged into hot water. Weird. I don’t know why. That is a Chris trick I claim as my own.

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