Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday Crave for Quesadillas

 It was a quick week.    Days passed by roughly without me doing really special for the family, though rewarded so heftily with not just one pair of shoes but two.     It was so sweet of Bhogs buying me a pair of sneakers, for I have been really planning (uhh, for centuries)  to run or jog with my kids in the afternoon.
First of all, we do urge our daughter Dana to do specific physical activities such us dancing,  biking, running or even just hop scotch from 4pm onwards.   Not only it is beneficial to her condition it also encourages me to be more health-conscious not only for the whole family but strongly for me.   Awkward as it may seem, I have never joined any running rallies in my entire life, nor did I attend  at least one aerobic session.    Though people may say,  "You are not fat or you look good in your age," nevertheless I like to maintain my figure this way before it gets way out of hand, and of course  to ward off the calories getting into my system and damaging primary organs.   Okay, okay let me tell you something about me, I don't have a gall bladder anymore so I'm worried about  how  future years will bring  to my health, specially being a food blogger and all.
 I still haven't ran, but it will happen soon, and I will definitely be reporting about that.     Since it is still not happening I gave in to my craving first.   Ahhh....that's me sulking.   But wait,  What could be better than prepariing it for the whole family.    I have been ranting and raving  for  this Mexican Cantina in Ortigas.   It is not the name of the store actually, I forgot it.    Chihuahua at the Makati Avenue  have this, but  it's way far and I don't have the spare time to spend going there.   So I dashed to the nearest grocery store I could find bought things I would need to whip up a good one.   And kept on visualizing what I have in the pantry and refrigerator so as not to buy stuff I would just keep. 
Tostitos Salsa (Medium spicy) is already a must every time we do the groceries.  Simple chips are delight with this.
A basic quesadilla is made up of tortilla, cheese and everything you desire as fillings.   Of course I needed mine to be sumptuous and at the same time healthy so I put lettuce, parsley and spruced up my chicken fillet.
Before assembling the fillings to go with the whole snack, I spared a few chunks  of  chicken breast fillet.  Cooked it with water, salt, pepper and  Spanish paprika.   Minced it after it cooked and drained.
 Here is how we layered it.  Oh yes, we.   My daughter, Danielle who just came home from school, my niece Yngwie and the two kiddos, assembled the ingredients one top of the another.  Here is the layering:  grilled tortilla, sandwich sliced cheese, lettuce, parsley,  chicken, mayonnaise with cream cheese, salsa and cheese.   Once everything in place, fold it halfway, like making a half sandwich.  
Here is my easy version of Chicken Quesadillas.  Enjoy!
Oh, about the other pair of shoe, I'll tell you all about it on my next food adventure at  Paseo de Santa Rosa.
And sharing it at Food Trip Friday.


  1. surprised to know that we do have mexican restaurant now in the Philippines!

  2. Sarap! I like it with lots of cheese.

  3. we buy danes cheese slices too.. cheap but good enough :D

  4. Looks so yummy! Haven't tried this before but muka naman madali lang sya i prepare. :)

  5. Yum! I love Tostitos Salsa with my chips, and those quesadillas look so yummy! :)

    I hope you can visit my entry for this week's FTF :)

    Much ♥,
    Sassy Chef Recipes and Reviews

  6. so yummy and it looks so easy to make one!

  7. Hi everyone! Sorry for not commenting back. Been busy as a bee! Will be dropping by your site in a few...

  8. Quesadillas are the go-to meal here, we love them!! These look great!


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