Happy Saturday! I don't know what's come over me but I am itching to cook this weekend. Maybe because it's a three-day weekend. Maybe because it is sooo windy outside that it feels oober-cozy in here. Maybe because I just finally got around to reading this month's Rachel Ray Everyday and Food Network Magazine. Whatever the reason, I am very excited to try a couple new things in the kitchen. Healthy? Not necessarily. Tasty? Most definitely.
This past week, Ian and I were hungry for a snack. I had some left over tortilla shells and cheese so I whipped up some uninteresting quesadillas. Nothing special, but easy and delicious. Ian said, "we should try to create some non-traditional quesadillas." I took that as a challenge and excitedly accepted.
As we walked around the food store, I considered different cheeses and flavors. I saw the feta and knew we had to go Mediterranean! Check it out...
So many ideas ran through my head. Olive tapenade, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, basil, balsamic vinegar. This is what I ended up with.
I started by cooking up a chicken breast.
While that cooked up, I spread kalamata olive spread onto our wraps. It looks kind of gross but it's delicious!
Once the chicken was done, I let is rest so that it would stay nice and juicy. I placed two wraps into the pan and then started filling with the ingredients. Mozzarella cheese, chicken, baby bellas, sliced red onion, feta, and more mozzarella cheese. The smell was unbelievable!
I use a 10-inch pan because it fits two wraps perfectly. How gorgeous is a crispy browned tortilla? I love the way it cracks when you slice into it, and then the knife just sinks into the gooey cheese.
And then, voila! I added some hummus for dipping.
I was actually a little nervous that I went too far with too many flavors, but everything came together perfectly! Next on the menu...cauliflower and pasta? mozzarella sticks? meatball subs? I love three-day weekends!
PS, the Truman Show is on. Arguably one of the greatest concepts for a movie. Classic!