Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yummy Is An Understatement.

So I found a recipe by "The Pioneer Woman" that is AMAZING. She just posted it today and I just got the e-mail as I was shutting down my computer to go home. I hightailed it to the grocery store to get the ingredients.

This recipe would not be mumsies approved.

At all.

It's Spinach & Mushroom Quesadilla.

It involves spinach, mushrooms, monterey jack cheese (or Fontina), and goat cheese.

I'm pretty sure mumsies quit reading at 'spinach'.

Here are the ingredients (makes 2 large quesadillas, 4 lady-servings):

5 oz. baby spinach
a pint of sliced white mushrooms
6 oz. of fresh, french-style goat cheese
8 oz. of monterey jack cheese (or fontina) - grated
3 tablespoons of butter
cooking sherry
tortillas (large, I prefer Mission)
PAM spray

First, put 2 T of butter in a skillet and melt it, then add the mushrooms (remember, mushrooms shrink, so make sure you have enough). Add salt and pepper. Then add some sherry. I just kinda eyeballed the sherry...a couple hefty splashes.


Then put the sauteed mushrooms on a plate and set aside. Add 1 T of butter to the same skillet you used for the mushrooms and add a hefty splash of sherry. Then toss in the baby spinach and some salt and pepper. It will take you 2-3 groups to cook all the spinach (like mushrooms, spinach massively shrinks when cooked).


(Mumsies, if you're still reading, brace yourself for the next picture)

Move the spinach to a plate (I put it on the same plate with the mushrooms):



Now, take 1 tortilla and cover it with grated monterey jack cheese (leaving a centimeter of space at the edge). Then add the spinach, then the mushrooms, then dot with goat cheese before adding a smaller layer of monterey jack on top.
Heat the griddle at about 375. Spray the griddle/pan/george foreman with PAM (be liberal) and put the yummy-goodness topped tortilla on the sprayed part of the griddle.


Let it cook for a couple minutes and then add the 2nd tortilla to the top. Let it continue cooking for a few minutes. Then spray the top tortilla liberally with PAM (you could use butter, but pam is way easier). Now, here's the tricky part if you are using a griddle or a pan: flip the quesadilla. I used a metal pancake-type spatula underneath and used a wooden spatula to hold the top while flipping it (avoid losing the stuffing as much as possible). If you are using a George Foreman, just close the lid. Let it cook for about 3.5 minutes and you'll be good to go.

Slide that sucker onto a plate, cut into 4, and enjoy nirvana.


Seriously, the BEST thing I've ever made in my entire life.


The original recipe created by 'The Pioneer Woman', can be found here:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/02/spinach-and-mushroom-quesadillas-with-fontina-and-goat-cheese/

1 comment:

  1. Yum, that actually sounds good. I actually skimmed that post by PW - you are making me reevaluate! I am excited you are officially a PW fan, cookin up her recipes! :)
    www.tastykitchen.com is another site she has and its like a recipe database - totally awesome if you are looking for a certain kind of recipe - or have one to share!

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