Monday, February 14, 2011

Run and Hide: Olive Cheese Quesadilla

Oh, gosh. Please forgive me for what I'm about to do. If you like olives and the way your pants fit today, run far far away. And if you don't like olives, you won't like this.

Who does that leave? I'm not sure...

I was inspired in a bad way. I wanted Pioneer Woman's Olive Cheese Bread but had no bread. However, I always have tortillas, so I figured, "Couldn't I take that goo and make it a quesadilla?"

Then I dropped dead, with butter and mayo coming out my pores. And I don't even like mayonnaise OR Miracle Whip. Ew.

I kept my trust Pioneer Woman Cooks handy for reference. Also, my laptop is having "issues," so I couldn't use that as my usual cookbook.

See previously mentioned best-ever tortillas and the mozzarella I happened to have on hand. Use what you have!

Lucky me, I also had these cheap black and green olives on hand. Aren't olives the best? (The answer is "yes.")

So I chopped them up to add to the mozzarella that I grated while watching "That 70's Show" (I was impatient) and pondered how to make butter soften faster without microwaving it. Then it hit me--grate the butter! And I did. Should I even admit that? Well it worked.

Mix all these wonderful, sinful ingredients together. Taste test so I'm not the only one. Thank you.

Butter a pan. You could use cooking spray, but at this point, why bother? You're already going to die a happy, buttery death.

Use the mayo-butter-cheese-olive goo like you'd use any quesadilla filling.

Cook until it's done to your liking. I always burn the first side of the first one I make, so when I'm making them just for myself, it's always burned on one side.

Then use your handy-dandy pizza cutter to slice it up. You forgot last time and wished you hadn't.

Here's the recipe as much as there can be one. I'd add green onions if I had them, but I didn't this time.

Olive Cheese Quesadilla
(Makes 2)

4 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
2 T butter, softened/grated
1/2 can black olives, chopped
1/2 jar green olives, chopped
4 tortillas

Mix all ingredients except tortillas, then use those to make quesadillas like you would any other way. Eat, sigh and be happy!
Before we part, I'd like to make one quick introduction:

My jeans that don't fit. (Go figure.)

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