Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Hello everyone!  I want to share with you the recipe for a quick and easy dinner I’ve made a lot recently.

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound of chicken (I use chicken tenders cause they’re cheaper and cook quickly, but you can use chicken breasts instead.  Or you can use seasoned ground beef. Or you can go vegetarian which is awesome too.)
  • Bell peppers and onions.  I use the pre-packaged “fajita vegetable mix” in the produce section.  Super easy.
  • Flour tortillas. I use the 10 inch shells but you can go smaller with the 8 inch if you’d prefer.
  • Taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Shredded cheese
  • Your choice of toppings (sour cream, guacamole, green onions, cilantro, salsa, etc.)
  • Butter for cooking the tortillas

Directions

1. Poach the chicken until done. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and shred in to small pieces using two forks. Mix 1-2 tablespoons (depending on your preference) of taco seasoning with the chicken.

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2. In a skillet, mix olive oil with the bell peppers and onion. Stirring frequently, cook over medium-high heat until peppers and onions are soft.

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3. Heat a separate skillet on medium heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of butter and allow it to melt.  Place a tortilla in the skillet and move it around a bit so the butter evenly coats the bottom. Then add cheese, the onion/pepper mix, and the chicken. Top with a second tortilla shell.

 

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4. Check the bottom of the tortilla fairly often because it burns quickly.  Once the tortilla starts to brown, place a dinner plate on top of the quesadilla.  Pick the skillet up and flip the quesadilla on to the plate.  I usually wear an oven mitt on the hand holding the plate in place so I don’t burn myself.

5. Melt a bit more butter in the skillet.  Using a large spatula, transfer the quesadilla from the plate back to the skillet.

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6. Once the bottom is browned, remove the quesadilla from the skillet using a spatula.  Cut it in to four even pieces (so it’s easier to eat)

Enjoy!

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Shadows and Light

I went back to the park yesterday to take some pictures.  I was hoping to get some practice with my macro lens by taking pictures of flowers and other small things, but there wasn’t really anything small that stood out to me.  Instead, I used my favorite lens, a fixed 50mm high aperture lens (f/1.4), to take pictures of some really great light.

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I hope you’ve had a wonderful June so far.  June is my favorite month and I’m looking forward to a long, warm, and productive summer.

Orlando

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a weekend trip to Orlando, Florida.  We were only there for 48 hours, but it was REALLY nice, especially since it was about 30 degrees warmer there than at home.  Here are some pictures I took.

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What are your travel plans for this year?

Purple

I am part of a group of photographers called “Cities in Color Project”.  It’s meant to inspire us to get out and take creative pictures of objects of a certain color each month.  This month’s color is purple, so yesterday I went back to the greenhouse to see what I could find.

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It’s a fun group to be part of, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a particular color, especially in the middle of winter.  The greenhouse, however, can always be counted on to provide interesting and colorful subjects.

I’m not sure yet which color March is going to be, but stay tuned!

Beautiful End to January

I’m a bit late, but happy new year!  I hope 2016 has gotten off to a great start for you.  Today’s weather was unusually sunny and warm, so my husband and I went out for lunch and a walk in the local park.  Here are some pictures I took.

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I hope you enjoy your weekend!

2016 Calendar

If you’re in the U.S., I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Our Thanksgiving was full of delicious food and great company.  I made this caramel cheesecake from Tartelette and it was so good!

My 2016 calendar is ready!  Below are the images I’ve chosen.

If you’re interested in ordering one of my calendars, please contact me at theprojectboard@gmail.com and I’d be happy to work with you!  Price depends on your preferred size and quality of the calendar.

A look back at my calendars for 2013, 2014, and 2015 is also available.

I also wanted to take some time to include a brief description of each picture. All were taken in 2015.

  1. January – this is a tree in our neighbor’s yard during a snow storm.
  2. February – this is a scene I came across while out for a walk as the snow was melting during a warmer winter day.
  3. March – taken in my garden with my macro lens.  I added a photo filter because the original turned out too pastel-looking.
  4. April – taken at my parents’ house with my macro lens.
  5. May – also taken at my parent’s house, but I used my high aperture lens for this one.
  6. June – picture of a luna moth in my yard.
  7. July – flower in my garden.
  8. August – from a flower garden where I work.
  9. September – trees outside of a building near where I work.
  10. October – a foggy morning at my house.
  11. November – a display outside one of the shops downtown.
  12. December – Christmas decoration on my mantel.

    Thank you for visiting!

Autumn Nature

It’s been a lovely autumn for us this year.  Sunny days and above average temperatures have allowed me to get outside and enjoy the colorful scenes.

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How have you been enjoying your autumn?