Friday, November 11, 2011

Surprise Yum

I love stumbling on presumably average recipes that turn out to be completely fab.  How do I love thee, pork and sweet potato quesadillas?  Let me count the ways.

  • You were homemade but still ready in only 20 minutes!   
  • My whole fam found you delicious.
  • Small ones didn't even know you actually contained veggies.
  • You only dirtied one pan.
  • You were inexpensive to start with, and then you still graced us with leftovers.

Pork and Sweet Potato Quesadillas (Click here for recipe)

Talk about fast and easy....and especially if you use every little "pocket of time" (Rachel Ray-ism) for something productive.  I always read a whole recipe before I start cooking to come up with the fastest strategy to get 'er done.  Here was the method to my madness this time:  First, get the sweet potato in the microwave (can't beat that appliance for weeknight-friendly).  While that's working, start browning the pork in a pan.  Between stirs, come over to your cutting board and chop your garlic and scallions, and gather your fridge items and seasonings.  A couple paces across your kitchen brings everything together, and before you know it, you have a gorgeously cheesy, savory and satisfying dinner. 

We added heaping piles of sour cream and pickled jalepenos to our plates.  The jalepenos were a must....and for a better reason than just my irrational passion for all thing pickled.   They added a welcomed gentle spice to finish things off.