I'm under deadline this week, so the other night my daughter and I decided to have dinner out. I'd been writing hard all day and was happy for the break (and not to have to cook). She had a few days in a row off work and was getting restless.
There's a TexMex place in my neighborhood that I've been wanting to try (even though it's been here a long time, I hadn't managed yet!), so we went to The Santa Fe Grill.
At this point, I'm thinking how little I know about this stuff. Why is it called Santa Fe if they serve Tex Mex? Mindy???? Yoo hoooo. Help, please.
To be fair, the restaurant calls it southwestern food. It's the Yelp reviewers who call it Tex Mex.
But who cares. The food was great.
Unfortunately, I didn't think to take a photo.
My daughter ordered Steak Quesadilla and I had a Cheese Enchilada. Both came with rice and refried beans. Yum!
I could easily have gorged myself on it, but I decided I'd rather save the leftovers.
But then I nibbled more, so there really wasn't much for leftovers. I needed to come up with something to add to it for dinner.
One other menu item was a roasted vegetable quesadilla. That gave me an idea.
So, tonight, I roasted some zucchini (yellow and green) and mushrooms. I already had some broccoli that I had roasted with garlic, so I threw that in and dusted the whole thing with Parmesan.
I bought a bag of soft corn tortillas and heated them in the pan before loading with the roasted vegetables.
Here's where I confess to the big oopsie.
When I was buying my veggies, I bought a container of shredded cheese.
When I got home from the store, I forgot about the cheddar cheese - for hours in really hot weather.
I'm on deadline. I was not taking any chances with yucky cheese.
So we went a little international with the Parmesan and some Mozzarella that I had on hand.
Trust me, it was good.
You'll be able to tell what I did from the photos, but basically I heated the tortillas, smothered them in pre-roasted vegetables. covered with cheese, and baked until the cheese was gooey.
I doubt this was authentic anything, but it was so delicious!
|Final product along with the leftovers.|