It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

June 3, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in pizza | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Mostly Sunny and 72 degrees out today. We went to pick up the vacuum at repair shop and then I dropped Mom off back at home and went to the Bank and ran an errand. Back home as I was coming down the street I seen a neighbor run over to our house. I pulled up and Mom had tripped and fell in the driveway. I didn’t want to move her because she said her shoulder and left hip were hurting. I called 911 and they were here in about 5 minutes or so. They got her up and sat her in a chair. She had bruises on left arm and a scrape on her left knee. She wouldn’t go the hospital so they helped her into the house. Our 911 Responders in this area are the best, thank you guys! They told me to call them back and they would take her to the hospital if needed. She’s sore but doing good and nothing broken! So anyway not a lot of time to cook so she said she would like to have a Pizza.

 

 

 

 

So Pizza it was and my Dinner was put on hold. I ordered Mom’s favorite, Domino’s Hand Tossed Pizza Large with Cheese, Sauce, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Black Olives, Green Olives. First Pizza in a while, and it was over due! As always the Pizza arrived on time, hot and delicious! I had a Caffeine Free Diet Coke to drink. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Sprite Zero to drink. The Kitchen reopens tomorrow! Take care all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Domino’s Medium (12″) Hand Tossed Pizza
Whole: Cheese, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Green Olives, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce.
https://www.dominos.com/en/index.jsp

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One of America’s Favorites – Lasagne

June 3, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Baked meat lasagne

Lasagne are a type of wide, flat pasta, possibly one of the oldest types of pasta. Lasagne, or the singular lasagna, commonly refers to a culinary dish made with stacked layers of pasta alternated with sauces and ingredients such as meats, vegetables and cheese, and sometimes topped with melted grated cheese. Typically, the cooked pasta is assembled with the other ingredients and then baked in an oven. The resulting lasagne casserole is cut into single-serving square portions.

Lasagne originated in Italy during the Middle Ages and has traditionally been ascribed to the city of Naples. The first recorded recipe was set down in the early 14th-century Liber de Coquina (The Book of Cookery). It bore only a slight resemblance to the later traditional form of lasagne, featuring a fermented dough flattened into a thin sheet, boiled, sprinkled with cheese and spices, and then eaten with the use of a small pointed stick. Recipes written in the century following the Liber de Coquina recommended boiling the pasta in chicken broth and dressing it with cheese and chicken fat. In a recipe adapted for the Lenten fast, walnuts were recommended.

The traditional lasagne of Naples, lasagne di carnevale, is layered with local sausage, small fried meatballs, hard-boiled eggs, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, and sauced with a Neapolitan ragù, a meat sauce. Lasagne al forno, layered with a thicker ragù and Béchamel sauce, and corresponding to the most common version of the dish outside Italy, is traditionally associated with the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. In other regions, lasagne can be made with various combinations of ricotta or mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, meats (e.g., ground beef, pork or chicken), and vegetables (e.g., spinach, zucchini, olives, mushrooms), and the dish is typically flavoured with wine, garlic, onion, and oregano. In all cases, the lasagne is oven-baked (al forno).

Traditionally, pasta dough prepared in Southern Italy used semolina and water; in the northern regions, where semolina was not available, flour and eggs were used. In modern Italy, since the only type of wheat allowed for commercially sold pasta is durum wheat, commercial lasagne are made of semolina from durum wheat.

Emilia-Romagna’s intensive farming economy in the northern region of Italy results in plentiful dairy and meat products, and a commonality in regional cooking – more so than the olive oil found in southern regions of Italy. Pastas from Emilia-Romagna and its capital, Bologna, are almost always served with a ragù, a thick sauce made from ingredients such as onions, carrots, finely ground pork and beef, celery, butter, and tomatoes.

Slice of lasagne with green salad and red cherry tomatoes

In Ancient Rome, there was a dish similar to a traditional lasagne called lasana or lasanum (Latin for ‘container’ or ‘pot’) described in the book De re coquinaria by Marcus Gavius Apicius, but the word could have a more ancient origin. The first theory is that lasagne comes from Greek λάγανον (laganon), a flat sheet of pasta dough cut into strips. The word λαγάνα (lagana) is still used in Greek to mean a flat thin type of unleavened bread baked for the holiday Clean Monday.

Another theory is that the word lasagne comes from the Greek λάσανα (lasana) or λάσανον (lasanon) meaning ‘trivet’, ‘stand for a pot’ or ‘chamber pot’. The Romans borrowed the word as lasanum, meaning ‘cooking pot’. The Italians used the word to refer to the cookware in which lasagne is made. Later, the food took on the name of the serving dish.

Another proposed link, or reference, is the 14th-century English dish loseyn as described in The Forme of Cury, a cookbook prepared by “the chief Master Cooks of King Richard II”, which included English recipes as well as dishes influenced by Spanish, French, Italian, and Arab cuisines. This dish has similarities to modern lasagne in both its recipe, which features a layering of ingredients between pasta sheets, and its name. An important difference is the lack of tomatoes, which did not arrive in Europe until after Columbus reached America in 1492. The earliest discussion of the tomato in European literature appeared in a herbal written in 1544 by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, while the earliest cookbook found with tomato recipes was published in Naples in 1692, but the author had apparently obtained these recipes from Spanish sources.

As with most other types of pasta, the Italian word is a plural form: lasagne meaning more than one sheet of lasagna, though in many other languages a derivative of the singular word lasagna is used for the popular baked pasta dish. Regional usage in Italy, when referring to the baked dish, favours the plural form lasagne in the north of the country and the singular lasagna in the south. The former, plural usage has influenced the usual spelling found in British English, while the southern Italian, singular usage has influenced the spelling often used in American English.

 

Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes

May 21, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes with recipes including; Sweet Chili and Pistachio Mahi Mahi, Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad, and Wild-Caught Salmon Satay with Asian-Style Pesto. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fish and seafood recipes including crab, salmon, shrimp and tuna. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sweet Chili and Pistachio Mahi Mahi
Mild tasting mahi mahi gets a spicy and nutty infusion with this crunchy chili-pistachio coating. Served with a quinoa salad, this healthy meal is ready in just 45 minutes……..

Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad
This 40-minute recipe pairs a vibrant black bean salad with baked flounder. The flounder is coated in a cayenne pepper and tortilla chip crust adding a bit of heat to this Mexican-inspired meal………

Wild-Caught Salmon Satay with Asian-Style Pesto
Pesto doesn’t always have to be of the Italian variety. In this dinner recipe, the pesto is Asian-inspired—full of mint, parsley, lemongrass, and ginger. Served with wild salmon satay and brown rice, this dish will please everyone at the table………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18243/ingredients/fish-seafood/

Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

April 26, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in pizza | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

 

 

Toasted a couple of Eggo Nutri Grain Waffles and had a cup Bigelow Decaf Tea for Breakfast this morning. Lot of rain overnight into the morning. Then partly sunny and 60 degrees out. Rested most of the day, dealing with a painful sinus headache. They say our pollen count outside is extremely high and my head can feel it! Like most plans, they are made to be broken. I was going to prepare Dinner tonight Mom wanted Pizza so…….

 

 

 

 

 

……..Pizza it is! I ordered Mom’s favorite, Domino’s Hand Tossed Pizza Large with Cheese, Sauce, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Black Olives, Green Olives. First Pizza in a while, and it was over due! As always the Pizza arrived on time, hot and delicious! I had a Caffeine Free Diet Coke  to drink. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet a Diet Mango Tea Snapple to drink. The Kitchen reopens tomorrow! Take care all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domino’s Medium (12″) Hand Tossed Pizza
Whole: Cheese, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Green Olives, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce.
https://www.dominos.com/en/index.jsp

Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light)

April 24, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Lasagna, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light)

 

To start this morning off I prepared a SayersBrook 4 oz. Bison Fillet Mignon. These are so tender and delicious! Cooked it for a total of 5 minutes and done, a perfect medium rare. I also Poached an Egg and served it on a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and 67 degrees out today. I had to have Mom at Dermatologist at 10:15 this morning. She didn’t want to go but I’m forcing her. She has mole and it’s been getting darker so she needed to go! On the way home we stopped by Meijer and stopped and grabbed Mom a Breakfast Sandwich from McDonald’s. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

 

 

I had picked up a box of Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce at Meijer earlier and having it tonight. I purchased the Large Size, about 2 1/2 servings. I’m also baking a few slices of the New York Bakery Texas Toast – Lite.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it s very easy. It comes frozen and to prepare it; Preheat the oven to 350°F. Leave the film on tray, but do not vent. Place the tray on a baking sheet on the center rack of the oven. Cook 56 Minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven. Let stand 1 Minute and Dinner is ready. I really enjoy this Lasagna! Plenty of Sauce and Meat and the Noodles are good size and tender. One easy way to have a Lasagna Dinner! The Lasagna is 260 calories and 25 net carbs per serving.

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce
Large Size
Traditional lasagna noodles layered with an herb seasoned tomato and meat sauce and three kinds of natural cheese

Conventional Oven
1) Preheat to 350°F
2) Leave film on tray, do not vent.
3) Place tray on a baking sheet, center rack. Cook 56 Minutes.
4) Remove baking sheet from oven. Let stand 5 Minutes.

Cooking Tips
* Will be hot!
* Ensure product reaches an internal temperature of 160°F
* Directions developed using 1100 WATT microwave oven. Ovens vary, cooking time may need adjusting
* Do not prepare in toaster oven
* Do not reheat tray

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 3.00

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 260 | Calories from Fat 80 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.00g 13%
Saturated Fat 4.50g 23 %
Trans Fat 0.00g
Cholesterol 30.00mg 9 %
Sodium 690.00mg 29 %
Total Carbohydrate 28.00g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 3.00g 13 %
Sugars 6.00g
Protein 17.00g
THOUGHTFUL PORTIONTM
1 Portion = 1/2 of dish

Pair this portion with a side salad and a glass of low fat milk as part of a balanced diet.

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Leftovers -Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ French Bread

April 19, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ French Bread

 

 

Toasted a couple of Nutri Grain Eggo Waffles and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. After Breakfast I headed back to Lowe’s to exchange Grills. The one we had ordered just would not work in the confined space we have. So I ended up buying a more expensive Grill but more compact. So they’ll deliver the new one and take back the other one sometime next week. A lot cooler out today, only in the 40’s and rain on and off all day. For Dinner tonight its all leftovers! I heated up the leftover Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ French Bread. I reheat everything in the microwave. I’ve left the original post below for description. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

The Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta has two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it and excellent Sauce! The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal. I know it’s a boxed meal, I can’t help it. It’s always been a favorite of mine since the first time I tried it!

 

 

 

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

April 18, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 

 

I made a Ham and Cheese Omelet for Breakfast this morning. I used Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, Meijer Diced Ham, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain Showers and windy out today, high of 75 degrees. Not much going on today. I haven’t felt up to power the couple of days. Back in 2003 when my Cancer Trial ended I have days that I get chills and it almost feels like the flu. It lasts about 3 days, and this is the 3rd day so hopefully I’ll be better tomorrow. I don’t have these too often, thankfully! So it was a lot of rest today. For Dinner tonight I prepared Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread.

 

 

 

 

We Love this Pizza Pasta from Banquet! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. I can only find it at Walmart or online now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway it’s got two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it and excellent Sauce! The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal. I know it’s a boxed meal, I can’t help it. It’s always been a favorite of mine since the first time I tried it!

 

 

 

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light)

March 11, 2019 at 5:31 PM | Posted in Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light)

 

 

To start this Monday morning off I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom had the same for a change, no McDonald’s! Mostly sunny and 49 degrees out today. So after Breakfast I went to Kroger for a few items and back home. Then later, after Lunch, I took my car and had it washed and then to bank. Back home got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

 

 

I had picked up a box of Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce at Kroger’s earlier and having it tonight. I purchased the Large Size, about 2 1/2 servings. I’m also baking a few slices of the New York Bakery Texas Toast – Lite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it s very easy. It comes frozen and to prepare it; Preheat the oven to 350°F. Leave the film on tray, but do not vent. Place the tray on a baking sheet on the center rack of the oven. Cook 56 Minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven. Let stand 1 Minute and Dinner is ready. I really enjoy this Lasagna! Plenty of Sauce and Meat and the Noodles are good size and tender. One easy way to have a Lasagna Dinner! The Lasagna is 260 calories and 25 net carbs per serving.

 

 

 

 

 


I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Sprite to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce
Large Size
Traditional lasagna noodles layered with an herb seasoned tomato and meat sauce and three kinds of natural cheese

Conventional Oven
1) Preheat to 350°F
2) Leave film on tray, do not vent.
3) Place tray on a baking sheet, center rack. Cook 56 Minutes.
4) Remove baking sheet from oven. Let stand 5 Minutes.

Cooking Tips
* Will be hot!
* Ensure product reaches an internal temperature of 160°F
* Directions developed using 1100 WATT microwave oven. Ovens vary, cooking time may need adjusting
* Do not prepare in toaster oven
* Do not reheat tray

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 3.00

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 260 | Calories from Fat 80 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.00g 13%
Saturated Fat 4.50g 23 %
Trans Fat 0.00g
Cholesterol 30.00mg 9 %
Sodium 690.00mg 29 %
Total Carbohydrate 28.00g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 3.00g 13 %
Sugars 6.00g
Protein 17.00g
THOUGHTFUL PORTIONTM
1 Portion = 1/2 of dish

Pair this portion with a side salad and a glass of low fat milk as part of a balanced diet.

 

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

One of America’s Favorites – Quesadillas

March 11, 2019 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Three quesadilla halves

A quesadilla’ or sometimes specifically a cheese quesadilla, is a Mexican dish, consisting of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, vegetables, and spices, and then cooked on a griddle. Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States.

A full quesadilla is made with two tortillas that hold a layer of cheese between them. A half is a single tortilla that has been filled with cheese and folded into a half-moon shape. A quick version of the quesadilla, the cheese tortilla, is microwaved and often served to kids.

The quesadilla has its origins in colonial Mexico. The quesadilla as a food has changed and evolved over many years as people experimented with different variations of it. Quesadillas are frequently sold at Mexican restaurants all over the world.

Types:

Original Mexican quesadilla

Quesadillas

In the central and southern regions of Mexico, a quesadilla is a flat circle of cooked corn masa, called a tortilla, warmed to soften it enough to be folded in half, and then filled. They are typically filled with Oaxaca cheese (queso Oaxaca), a stringy Mexican cheese made by the pasta filata (stretched-curd) method. The quesadilla is then cooked on a comal until the cheese has completely melted. They are usually cooked without the addition of any oil. Often the quesadillas are served with green or red salsa, chopped onion, and guacamole. While Oaxaca (or string) cheese is the most common filling, other ingredients are also used in addition to, or even substituting for, the cheese. These can include cooked vegetables, such as potatoes with chorizo, squash blossoms, mushrooms, epazote, huitlacoche, and different types of cooked meat, such as chicharron, tinga made of chicken or beef, or cooked pork. In some places, quesadillas are also topped with other ingredients, in addition to the fillings they already have. Avocado or guacamole, chopped onion, tomato, serrano chiles, and cilantro are the most common. Salsas may also be added as a topping.

Mexican quesadillas are traditionally cooked on a comal, which is also used to prepare tortillas. As a variation, the quesadillas can be fried in oil to make quesadillas fritas. The main difference is that, while the traditional ones are prepared by filling the partially cooked tortillas, then cooked until the cheese melts, the fried ones are prepared like a pastry, preparing the uncooked masa in small circles, then topping with the filling and finally folding the quesadilla to form the pastry. It is then immersed into hot oil until the exterior looks golden and crispy.

Other variations include the use of wheat flour tortillas instead, especially in northeastern Mexico. Wheat dough is most commonly used in place of corn masa. In this case, the flour tortilla is prepared, folded and filled with cheese, exactly as the corn.

Sometimes, cheese and ham are sandwiched between two flour tortillas, then cut into wedges to serve what is commonly known as sincronizada (Spanish for “synchronized”) in Mexico. Despite appearing almost the same as a quesadilla, it is considered a completely different dish. Tourists frequently confuse the sincronizada with the quesadilla because it is typically called a quesadilla in most Mexican restaurants outside of Mexico.

U.S.

Blue corn quesadillas

Quesadillas served at a Friendly’s restaurant in New Jersey
The quesadilla is a regional favorite in the southwestern U.S. where it is similar to a ‘grilled cheese sandwich’. It is prepared in a similar manner except for the inclusion of local ingredients. A flour tortilla is heated on a griddle, then flipped and sprinkled with a grated, melting cheese (queso quesadilla), such as Monterey Jack, Cheddar cheese, or Colby Jack. Once the cheese melts, other ingredients; such as shredded meat, peppers, onions, or guacamole may be added, and it is then folded and served.

Another preparation involves cheese and other ingredients sandwiched between two flour tortillas, with the whole package grilled on an oiled griddle and flipped so both sides are cooked and the cheese is melted. This version is often cut into wedges to serve. A home appliance (quesadilla maker) is sold to produce this kind of quesadilla, although it does not use oil and cooks both sides at once. This type is similar to the Mexican sincronizada; but in the United States, they often also have fajita beef or chicken or other ingredients instead of ham. That kind of quesadilla is also Mexican, and it is called “gringa” (the name varies in some regions in Mexico, there’s also a type of quesadilla called “chavindeca”).

There is a lot of regional variation to specific recipes throughout the Southwest.

Variations
Quesadillas have been adapted to many different styles. In the United States, many restaurants serve them as appetizers, after adding their own twist. Some variations use goat cheese, black beans, spinach, zucchini, or tofu.

Even dessert quesadillas are made, using ingredients such as chocolate, butterscotch, caramel and different fruits.

 

Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

March 7, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Posted in pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

 

 

For Breakfast on this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Did a load of laundry after Breakfast. Then later I went to Walmart for printing ink for my printer and a couple of other items. Back home I got caught up a couple of shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight Mom wanted Pizza so…….

 

 

 

 

 

I ordered Mom’s favorite, Domino’s Hand Tossed Pizza Large with Cheese, Sauce, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Black Olives, Green Olives. First Pizza in a while, and it was over due! As always the Pizza arrived on time, hot and delicious! I had a Diet Sprite to drink. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink. The Kitchen reopens tomorrow! Take care all.

 

 

 

 

 


Domino’s Medium (12″) Hand Tossed Pizza
Whole: Cheese, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Green Olives, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce.
https://www.dominos.com/en/index.jsp

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Healthy, wholesome and affordable cooking for the heart and soul.

A Note From Abroad

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

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