Monday, August 16, 2010

Mr. Hawthorne Makes Moreover Quesadillas.

The Hawthorne boys love burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas - basically anything wrapped in a tortilla. I can't tell you how many burritos I've made for them this summer, but it's been a bunch. We had some grilled steak leftover so Mr. Hawthorne is making Moreover Quesadillas. In case you don't know what "moreovers" are, let me explain to you: Rosie doesn't do "leftovers." Rosie does "moreovers." Here's an explanation from an earlier post: Nothing goes to waste in the Hawthorne Household. And I don't refer to the remnants as leftovers. Immediately after writing the word "leftovers," I knew I needed another word that was more real, more definitive, and positive. First I thought of the word re-do's. But that implies it wasn't done right the first time around when it certainly was. Then I considered do-overs. But, of course, that, too, has a negative connotation. I've put a lot of thought into this trying to come up with just the right word which describes the process of what I do in the life chain of the produce and viande I prepare and serve and consume. And my word is moreovers. Think about it: You've already produced and served a wonderful, satisfying, convivial repast. So, what's next? MORE is next. When you say "Moreover," you're likely going to top what you previously said, put an exclamation point there, and/or put it in bold or italics. So, I have no leftovers. I have MOREOVERS!
Mr. Hawthorne's ingredients: grilled steak red onion yellow onion green pepper red pepper sharp cheddar tortillas
Mr. Hawthorne thinly sliced his ingredients.
Then added the veggies to his skillet with a little bit of ELBOO. (That's Extra Light Bertolli Olive Oil!)
And of course he likes to show off his mad flipping skilz.
Just saute for a minute or two.
That's quite enough now.
The pan has a very thin coat of oil on it and Mr. Hawthorne placed a tortilla in it and added a layer of cheddar cheese.
Next, a layer of veggies.
And last, strips of steak and more cheese.
Fold top over and lightly brown each side. And you have a delicious Moreover Quesadilla.
And it took all of five minutes from start to finish.
I want one of these right now.


south drivein said...

How about "Deja Food" LOL!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Deja Food. I like it.

Donna-FFW said...

These type of recipes are one of the many reasons I LOVE this blog. I now know what to try next with my leftover grilled london broil or flank. Thank you kindly.