Saturday, January 22, 2011

Scrumptious Saturday

With our food order that came in, I knew that the husband would be out of town (he hates Mexican food)...
We have been studying the continents...and so we have been studying North America first.  
With that in mind, I knew what would be yummy. 
And educational.
And just plain fun.
Normal people have breakfast for dinner upon occasion.
Upon occasion, I like to have dinner for breakfast!
(And switch sentence structures around.)


2 blue corn tortillas per person
1/4 cup (more or less as desired) shredded cheddar cheese per person
Shredded cold chicken (optional)
Veggies (optional)
Mexican seasoning
Salsa (my kids eat salsa like most people would have soup)

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Lay down on a cookie sheet one tortilla per person.  Top with (chicken, veggies) cheese.  Sprinkle with Mexican seasoning.  Top with other tortilla.  Put in oven for about 5 minutes, take out and flip, then return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes (this ensures proper crisping of the tortillas as well as even cheesiness on each tortilla if you add the optional items.  Dip in the salsa (or like my kids do, spoon salsa on each bite.)  

It's a great item to cook with children (if adults take care of the oven and flipping) as they can customize it to their liking.
I also found this meal to be very inexpensive. 
I paid $1.79 for 10 tortillas ($1.07 for 6 used)
$3.50/lb for the cheese (which we have shredded and frozen always on hand for snacks about, we used about $0.30 worth) 
The chicken was leftover ($1.30 for the amount we used.)  
The Mexican seasoning was something we have on hand.
The salsa is something we have in stock as well usually ($0.30 for the amount used.)  
So for a little less than $1 per person I made a wholesome breakfast with plenty still around to make more!
(compare to the price of a weekend breakfast of toast, eggs, and bacon
instead of tortilla, cheese, and chicken)

Or you could have it for, a great price for dinner!
or I could imagine it being used for a kid's lunch party...
let's just call it Scrumptious!


  1. I LOVE mexican food! Cuban Food! Spanish food! One of the greatest pleasures is cooking up Cilantro stuffed POrkloin & Seafood Paella. now I'm hungry...

  2. There are so many things I had when I was in Spain that I try to recreate. I may not always be successful, but I love the journey of trying.

  3. Yummy! Your husband doesn't like Mexican food? What's the haps? Haha!

    Great recipe and super learning tool. If only they had that in my Junior High School days. I may have actually been interested!

  4. mmmm quesadillas! My husband isn't a fan of mexican food either - he hates beans and tomatoes and he has a hard time getting around those :D

  5. My husband is a very picky eater. He is starting to eat a much wider variety, but Mexican is taking a long time to come onto the list! I usually give him a new food cooked in a soup...he'll eat anything I put into soup if there's homemade bread and Amish butter to go with it...after a while he'll eat the components of the soup cooked in different ways.


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