Breakfast Quesadillas pack all the best of breakfast into one piping hot, crispy tortilla – in just 20 minutes!
Hey hey, hope you had a nice weekend!
Mine was full of good food (see above – WOW!) and sweet smiles from my little heartbreaker. Last Friday Lincoln started “talking” and it is the cutest thing I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait until he can tell me what’s running through that little head and heart of his. :)
The heat continues to rage on here in central Iowa, and both Ben and I were itching for a cold brewski this weekend, so I dropped Lincoln off at my parents house on Friday afternoon and we met up for happy hour after work. Felt like old times!
We hopped to a few of our favorite places before the specials ended, and made sure to stop at Confluence Brewery which opened just after I got pregnant. The tap room is no frills, which is our favorite. Lets you focus on the beer, you know? Their selections are a bit hoppy for my tastes, but Ben enjoys ‘em, and I like the atmosphere. Can’t wait to return when it’s not so hot and sit on the back patio facing a popular, tree-lined bike path. The foliage will be just beautiful here in a few weeks!
Oh my gosh, so the brewery has a big rack of games you can play, and among the usual players of Bingo and Battleship I spotted GIRL TALK. Remember Girl Talk?? My friends and I would play for hours during sleepovers. Ahhh, memories. :)
Saturday we celebrated this little fella – Finn, my nephew, who is turning 4 this week. So hard to believe.
The bash was Spiderman-themed, and made complete by a tower of banana cupcakes per his request. This kid is absolutely bananas for bananas. There are worse things! ;)
Finn made sure Uncle Ben was accessorized appropriately for the party.
Then put him to work putting together all his new toys. Good preview of what we’ll be doing in a few years!
Yesterday was the hottest day yet, but I’ve been dying for some exercise, so my Mom came over and we hit a nearby trail for a long walk in the early morning before it got too steamy.
We enjoyed the shady trail, company, and even came across a little family of deer. Aw! Kind of, I guess. I’m actually semi-afraid of deer. I always feel like they’ll charge or something. Eek!
I go in for my six week checkup this week and am hopeful I’ll be given the “all clear” to resume regular exercise again. I am nervous to start running again, but more excited than anything. I can’t wait to see how it will go!
We wound the weekend down with family time and an episode of Lincoln’s Many Faces featuring I sincerely doubt that, Whee! and, Watcha talkin bout Willis?
Now, back to those Breakfast Quesadillas! These babies were inspired by the quesadillas Ben and I had for brunch at Jethro’s a few weeks ago. They’re very easy, and great for a weekend breakfast or BFD (breakfast for dinner, y’all.) I whipped them up for brunch yesterday and Ben and I both devoured.
Crisped tortillas encase a hearty filling of scrambled eggs, bacon, smoked cheese, and green onions. Slathered with homemade guacamole – they are basically off the charts.
Start by cooking 3 slices bacon then draining them on a paper towel-lined plate. Once they’re cool, crumble ‘em up.
Drain the fat out of the skillet then discard (or keep if that’s your preference.) To discard, I line a bowl with foil then pour the fat inside and toss when it cools. Easy, and no cleanup!
In the same skillet pour 3 eggs whisked with salt and pepper then scramble. This will take under 30 seconds. Awesome!
Now spray a separate skillet or griddle with nonstick spray and add 1 burrito-sized tortilla in the center. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the whole thing then add half the scrambled eggs on one half of the tortilla.
The breakfast quesadillas I ordered at Jethro’s had smoked pork which I don’t, you know, usually keep on hand, so to mimic the flavor I used smoked gruyere. Love, love, love this cheese, which I get right at the cheese counter in the regular grocery store. It is especially mind melting when paired with apple slices. The smokey-sweet combo is incredible.
Alright, add half the crumbled bacon then chopped green onions.
Fold the tortilla over then cook until golden brown on one side. Flip then do the same on the other.
Slice with a pizza cutter and serve ‘em up hot!
Breakfast Quesadillas pack all the best of breakfast into one piping hot, crispy tortilla - in just 20 minutes!
- 3 slices bacon
- 3 eggs
- salt & pepper
- 2 burrito-sized flour tortillas
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese (I used smoked gruyere)
- 1 green onion, chopped
- Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain then pour out grease and discard. Whisk eggs together with salt and pepper then scramble in the same skillet as the bacon. Remove to a plate then set aside.
- Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat then spray with nonstick spray. Add a tortilla then sprinkle half the cheese over the entire tortilla. Layer half the eggs, bacon, cheese, and green onion on one half of the tortilla then fold the other half over. Cook until golden brown on one side then flip and cook until golden brown on the other. Remove to a cutting board then cut into wedges with a pizza slicer. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.
I mashed up some Lazy Girl’s Guacamole to mound on top of the hot and cheesy quesadillas. I highly recommend you don’t skip this step. Enjoy – and have a great week!