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Blog Envy

July 29, 2008

You should know that I am not currently working though why is a story for another time.  Being home leaves me with a bit of downtime each day. So today, between getting up and chasing after Gabriel every 5 mins., I spent some time searching for other budget conscious, food related blogs. This left me with a serious case of blog envy. Many of the blogs I found had a customized fun design, professional appearance, organized structure, and amusing, informative, and well-written content. Many were also established enough to participate in the wonderful blogging event Bloggy Giveaways which you might want to check out for yourself. I came back home to Thyme for Change feeling a bit lacking. After a little self pep talk I decided that I was being a little hard on myself. After all this is my first blog and it has only been in existence for 3 days. So I will be patient and wait for my “baby” to slowly evolve. I hope that you will be patient and join me on this imperfect journey.

I had been exhausted all day so when dinner time came around I had no idea what we were going to have. I decided that I would go through the fridge and see what was the oldest and should be used. On the down side I discovered that the 4 ears of corn that had been in there were now moldy so into the trash can for them. However I did find four tortillas and some leftover refried beans and dinner was born. Chicken Quesadillas it was. These are simple, versatile, and always satisfying. How can you go wrong?

Chicken Quesadillas – serves 2

1 chicken breast
8oz sliced mushrooms
1/2 yellow onion diced
1/3 can refried beans
1 cup shredded cheese – I used a mix of cheddar and a taco blend
2 tbsp olive oil
Emeril’s Bayou Blast seasoning – to taste any rub you like would work
salt & pepper to taste
4 8in flour tortillas

1. Turn on broiler, season chicken breast, cook for approx. 7 mins on each side
2. Meanwhile heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a saute pan, add mushrooms and saute till mushrooms are about 1/2                                                                                           way done. Add 2nd tbsp of olive oil and the onions and saute till done.  Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Slice chicken breast
4. Assemble quesadillas. Divide each filling ingredient in half (for 2 quesadillas) and layer as follows: tortilla, refried beans, 1/2 the cheese, veggies, chicken, remaining cheese, and top with tortilla.
5. Spray grill pan with Pam and heat on med-high heat. Place quesadillas on pan and cook till bottom is golden brown, flip and cook till 2nd side is golden brown.

Serve with salsa and sour cream


Now for todays bookkeeping


  • I package poptart – $.43

subtotal = $.43


  • Leftovers from last night – no cost
  • grapes – $.55
  • Leftovers previously unaccounted for – $.75

subtotal = $1.30


  • 1 chicken breast – $1.30
  • 8oz sliced mushrooms – $1.50
  • 1/2 onion – $.70
  • 1 cup shredded cheese – $1.00
  • 2 tbsp olive oil – $.20
  • salt and pepper – no charge
  • Bayou Blast seasoning – $1.50 *initial cost and will not be charged again
  • refried beans – $.40
  • 4 tortillas – $.60
  • sour cream – $.90 *initial cost and will not be charged again
  • salsa – $.50

subtotal = $8.60

TOTAL = $10.33