Monday, September 8, 2008

Crazy Quesadillas ... Crazy Monday

Today in Fitness for Life class:
Crazy Quesadillas1/8 cup refried beans
2 whole wheat tortillas – 8”
1/3 cup shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese
Sour cream

· Use a table knife to spread beans on each tortilla. Spray electric skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat.
· Place one tortilla, bean side up in skillet. Sprinkle with cheese.
· Top with other tortilla, bean side down.
· Cook over medium heat about 3 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Turn and cook about 2 minutes more.
· Serve with Salsa and Sour cream, if you wish.

This recipe fits the curriculum so well as we can look at the

  • goodness of whole wheat
  • protein in refried beans & cheese
  • fat content of white vs. yellow cheese
But the biggest surprise...Sour Cream
Regular = 60 calories; 50 calories from fat; 5 grams of fat
Light = 40 calories; 25 calories from fat; 3 grams of fat
Fat-free = 30 calories; 0 calories from fat; 0 grams of fat
I think this is alarming...I told the kids that if they are still using regular sour cream, that it's almost like putting Crisco on their food. I hope they learned, after this taste comparison, that when adding sour cream for a garnish, the fat free is just as good as the regular.
Crazy Monday
It was Monday...and it felt like it all day!
  • tired and hit the snooze button twice
  • between seasons, couldn't decide what to it hot or is it cold?
  • forgot to plug in curling iron, so when ready to do hair, iron wasn't hot! This was not a big deal...just had to do things out of order, which made me feel more disorganized than I really was...
  • grocery store didn't have price on whole wheat tortillas, but if they had...only 8 in package, compared to 10 in package for flour tortillas...would need calculus major to figure which one was a better buy...
  • by now, it's 7:20 am, and I needed to organize for lecture/discussion and set up for lab...from here on, it's a pretty routine Monday.
I just had to take a breath and remember the words of our motivational speaker, when faced with any situation (either at work, or as a parent) that would tend to stress us out...
Is this a 10...or a 2?
Well, nothing I had going on was even a one. This is great advice for anyone, in any situation. It's all about perspective!


Quilt Hollow said...

I know your students LIKED this one too!

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

I admire that you cook in class! My son might suffer through the collage just to have food!

My older daughter and I make quesadillas with veggies and black beans....healthy and Mmmm good! everyone else here wants meat in theirs!

Friday we are mixing primary colors with colored frosting and making a color wheel....then we get to decorate a graham cracker with the frosting and eat it! Amazing how some K's have never spread anything with a knife!

Kylie B said...

Oh Yum, they lookk fantastic, must give them a go.

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOL....loved the recipe...and I think the wheat tortillas were still the better buy in the long run!!
Tomorrow is another day...


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Debra said...

I like anything easy...and they sound easy and yummy.

jodi said...

Quesadillas are so easy to make and such a good quick snack to make for hungry children.

GinGin said...

I love this great idea for quesadillas, so HEALTHY!!! I know those high school kids love to cook and eat at school. Have a wonderful week!! Thanks for the award, I hope that I do the links correctly.