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Peach and Brie Quesadillas | OMG

I know it's been a week and a half since I last posted a recipe... I promise it's not for lack of cooking, it's just for lack of taking pretty pictures and blogging about it (It takes time! More time than you'd think!) Hopefully today's delicious addition to your recipe file will make up for it  :D

On the menu: Caramelized Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Honey (originally found here)

(I was particularly excited to try this recipe as it's by a friend of mine from back in my NYC days - chef Chris Santos whose restaurant Stanton Social you MUST try next time you're in the city... if you can get reservations, that is.)Chris Santos Quesadilla Recipe

Ingredients (amounts adjusted... what does that shmancy chef think he's got on me anyway?):

  • 6 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 3-5 peaches, sliced and sautéed quickly with chopped thyme
  • 1/4 lb of Brie cut into very thin slices
  • 1/2 of one red onion sautéed in butter until caramelized
  • 1/4 c honey

Place three tortillas on a flat surface. Evenly distribute about 1/3 of the peaches, onions and brie on each of the tortillas, season to taste with salt and pepper, then cover with a second tortilla. Add a plain tortilla to close the deal & press down firmly.

To cook, place on hot grill or in a sauté pan with very little oil. Grill until golden on one side. Flip and grill until golden on the other side. Cut into triangular slices, drizzle with honey, then attempt not to shove the whole thing in your mouth at once. Seriously: attempt it... and best of luck.Chris Santos Quesadilla Recipe

Once again, I was surprised by my children's lack of enthusiasm about this dish. There's absolutely nothing in here that they don't both love... maybe it was just their mood that particular night. Of course, they rallied in time to take pictures - they obviously take this part of the job quite seriously.Chris Santos Quesadilla Recipe

The good news about making things that I honestly thought my kids were going to go crazy over but they only sort of poke at is that I then get to eat all the leftovers... in this case, immediately following my own dinner. I mean, I'd hate to waste the food, and quesadillas aren't exactly known for their reheatability.

Mmmm.... peaches.Chris Santos Quesadilla Recipe

xox,

annemie

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Meh. | Good Photographer, Mediocre Cook

  So! This might be the only recipe blog you ever read that doesn't actually have a recipe in it. And that, my friends, is because I can't really recommend that you make this. On the menu? (Fake) chicken enchiladas verde. Fake Chicken EnchiladasSounds good, looks fine (if a little boring)...

Fake Chicken Enchiladas

...tastes kind of like what I imagine space food tastes like. Carby... gluey... meh.

And seriously? There was a truckload of butter and cream and cheese included, so I don't know where it went wrong. This may be one of the (honestly rare) cases where fake meat just doesn't hack it. Or maybe I forgot to add something. Like the flavor.

Regardless, I was flattered by Judah's initial attempt to make me feel better:

Fake Chicken Enchiladas

Oliver, apparently, wasn't feeling so generous: culinary excellence is non-negotiable in this six year-old's world. I like the last frame, where he appears to be calling for a pizza (though he's more likely just trying to hack Matt's password and play Temple Run).

Fake Chicken Enchiladas

Moral of the story: don't make this! Also: send me recipes! Good ones! I clearly am not very discerning when it comes to picking them on my own...

And if you're in NYC this weekend, give me a shout... I'm headed back for the first time in THREE FREAKING YEARS and want to see my peeps!

xox,

annemie

 

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