Wednesday, January 6, 2010

FNCCC #17 - George Duran - Turkey Quesadillas

After seeing George Duran's recipe for Fried Cookie Dough, I was a little hesitant to dive into the rest but was pleasantly surprised and book marked several recipes I want to try. He had some great stuff! I wish I had seen the Sand Art Brownie gifts before Christmas. I now need to remember this for Teacher Appreciation Week :) I made the Turkey Quesadillas, as I just made a turkey and have fond memories of a Turkey leftover sandwich I had years ago with cranberries and stuffing. This quesadilla was super yummy! If you are looking for a unique way to use up some leftovers.....

Turkey Quesadilla
Recipe courtesy George Duran

2 flour tortillas
2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
3 tablespoons grated Jack or Cheddar (I used jack)
2 tablespoons leftover stuffing
2 tablespoons cooked and chopped green beans
3 tablespoons chopped cooked turkey
1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno peppers (I wasn't feeling spicy so didn't use these)
Vegetable oil cooking spray (didn't use this)

Place 2 tortillas on your board. Spread 1 with cranberry sauce and set aside. Sprinkle the cheese over the other one and crumble the stuffing on top. Add the green beans, turkey, and jalapeno peppers. Pick up the first tortilla and place it cranberry side down onto the filled one. Press gently but firmly to keep the quesadilla together.

Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and put it over medium heat. Place the quesadilla in the skillet and cook until the bottom is lightly browned and the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Flip the quesadilla and cook it on the other side for another 2 minutes. Slide it onto a cutting board, cut it into wedges, and serve.

Instead of learning as you go, my pictures are getting worse. My camera is almost dead. The screen changes different colors and gets wavy lines which show up on the pictures. Just about time for a new one. I dislike camera shopping. Any suggestions for a new one??

Here I am on the floor in front of the stove sharing my love of Stove Top stuffing with Little Bit. She's genetically predisposed to eating it straight out of the pan.

Can't wait to see what you have been cooking! Anyone go for the Fried Cookie Dough? Link your posts to MckLinky below. I know it's been difficult to find time during the holidays for the challenge. If you missed a few weeks just jump in whenever you are ready!


  1. I've been shooting with a Nikon S550 (which I think is discontinued now), but I don't think the controls are nearly as intuitive as on Canons. For the price, you can get a lot of good functionality from one of their A series cameras, but I've been drooling a little over one of the slightly higher end models in the SX series =) I hope you can find one you love!

  2. Oops...I don't know why I thought Giada was today?? Oh well...I guess the holidays screwed me up:-(

  3. I was so glad to see all of the turkey recipes on his list as I still have a bunch of leftover turkey in the freezer from Christmas. This was a good week. And those quesadillas look delicious!

    About the camera - I don't know if you're interesting in an SLR or just a point and shoot. I just bought the Canon Power Shot SD1200 IS a few days ago. I've only had it for a little while, but so far, it's lived up to my expectations. I'd love an SLR but I was using Christmas money to buy it, and so I only had so much to work with. For a point and shoot, I think it's fab!

  4. those look really good -- I spaced this week... been too busy with family.

  5. That looks great! Anything with stuffing in it sounds great to me!