Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas #SundaySupper

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Should have said yes.  No.  maybe.  Should have stood up for myself.  Defended myself.  Said all things I would only think of later that would have been so incredibly clever in the moment.  Said something.  Anything.  Opened my mouth to speak.

Should have said hello.  Good bye.  Should have been there.  Sometimes being there is enough.  Should have been selfless.  Put others first.  Given the hug.  Shaken the hand.  Said sorry.  Not said sorry.  I didn’t mean it, and we apologize way too much.

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Should have been brave.  Braver.  Shouldn’t have feared, worried.  Should have gone to the concert.  The restaurant.  The mall.  The event.  Should have stayed home and watched a movie.  Should have watched the weather report.  Left earlier.  Later.  Just a moment may have been the difference.

Should have danced.  Sang.  Sang louder.  Quieter.  Been a wallflower.  Not looked like such a loser.  Not been so excited.  But who doesn’t want to be excited???  Worn the dress because who cares if I was way overdressed?  Not worn the dress because people are mean.

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Should have bought the dress.  The skirt.  Because dad liked it and dad never picks out my clothes.  Kept the skirt I never wore.  Not kept the top, but I couldn’t get rid of it because my grandpa picked it out, and he never picked anything out.  Bought the necklace.  I mean it had fish in it.

Should have eaten the cake.  The steak.  The fries.  Not eaten the cake.  The steak.  The fries.  Been adventurous.  It’s just food.  You might like it.  You might not, though.  It’s raw.  It might make you sick.  It’s cooked.  It might make you sick.  But then again, it might not.

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Should have gone to college.  Been normal.  What’s that?  Made friends.  Gone to parties.  Gotten drunk.  Tried pot???  Gotten a normal job.  Been … unhappy.  It seems that’s what’s normal sometimes.  Followed the path society wanted for me, but why?  To make everyone else happy.  Then again, this isn’t what happy looks like.  Is it?

Though this may be what my brain goes through on a virtual daily basis, especially when it’s winter (thanks mother nature!), at the end of the day, and sometimes even during it, I know I have made mistakes, but I am me, and that’s okay.  Tell me I am not alone!

These Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas are way better than okay.  While they may not be super glam, they are a filling, super easy to prepare weeknight dinner that is gooey, cheesy perfection.

Rotisserie chicken saves the day and cuts down on prep and cooking time.  Some high-quality store bought tortillas, preshredded cheese, and leftover roasted vegetables round out this meal that we could all make with our eyes closed, and some nights that is just the thing we need.

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings, depending on how hungry you are

Ingredients

4 8 inch tortillas
½ rotisserie chicken, shredded
8 ounces shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend)
Roasted or sautéed vegetables (I used onions and cauliflower, but anything, even a handful of fresh spinach would work)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place two tortillas on aluminum foil or a baking sheet. Foil means easy clean up! Top tortillas with a handful of cheese, evenly distributed. Add chicken and vegetables and top with additional cheese. Place a tortilla on top of each quesadilla.
  2. Bake for about 10 minutes until top tortilla is slightly crispy and cheese is gooey and melty. It should be very hot.
  3. Serve immediately. Quesadillas may also be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Warm in the microwave about 1 ½ minutes until very hot.
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Comments

  1. Liz says:

    We ALL have regrets. Have faith you’re on the right path. And make sure to make extra quesadillas as they will go fast!!!

  2. It is hard sometimes to not second guess yourself. Dinner shouldn’t be tat hard either!

  3. Wendy Klik says:

    Make sure that those voices in your head remember to tell you all of the amazing things you did right each day and are forgiving of the much fewer things you did wrong. Concentrate on the successes……Like these wonderful quesadillas, perfect for a busy night.

  4. I tend to overthink sometimes & then tell myself just move on with no regrets. But sometimes it can be so hard not too. This is a nice easy meal that I would eat for lunch or dinner. Maybe breakfast too!

  5. Monica says:

    Should have…I go through it too. I think everyone does. It’s never too late. Looking back at the should have’s help us learn to seize the moment. Love these quesadillas – they make the regrets seem better, don’t they.

  6. Love that you wrote what was on your mind and in your heart, Laura <3 Love all the wise responses you received, too. I agree with every single one. AND yes part of Life – as hard as it is – is accepting. AND beautiful Laura, you are young, You never know what Life has in store for you….Life sure is different then what I imagined…It's different. But it's very good (a lot of the time) <3 Hope you know I speak from my heart and sending you LOVE <3 Okay, speaking of love…the quesadillas are definitely something to love!

    • Laura says:

      Thank you for your advice, Kim! I just wish I knew a hint of what life had in store and that things would get better because it feels like I’m so stuck and that’s scary.

      • Sorry but LOL. Me, too! Life is scary sometimes and yet exciting…Guess that’s part of the solving the mystery puzzle work….Sooo proud of you that you are aware of your emotions, thoughts and expressing. I’ve heard that awareness is truly the first step to healing. AND oh, so useful as a writer <3 <3 <3 Sending you prayers of Grace, ease, Love and Lightness in all things, Laura….P.s. Happy to give you the LA tour if you and your Mom wish to visit sometime <3 <3 P.s. Just in case you have a different image (which you probably don't), I'm definitely still figuring things out, too =)

        • Laura says:

          Thank you so much for your nice wishes, Kim. It is both reassuring and terrifying that you feel the same way – I guess that feeling never goes away :/ And one day when I do make it to LA and I will, I will definitely take you up on that tour 🙂

          • P.s. This is only my experience and POV. Who knows? You and many others may wake up each morning knowing this is a new day and that you are safe in the hands of the Creator…And maybe I will too as I work on strengthening my Love and Faith muscles <3

  7. Beth says:

    I have second thoughts sometimes, but all we can do is move forward. Good luck to you!
    Your quesadillas look amazing.

  8. Your post made me smile…I think we have all experienced thoughts just like that. The quesadillas sound like the perfect dish to ponder life over. 😀

  9. We’ve all done stuff we wished we hadn’t, and didn’t do stuff we wished we had. Learn and move on so you can experience new and better regrets. 🙂 Anyway, super recipe — thanks.

  10. Debbie Eccard says:

    You feel deeply and that is half the battle. Many people just go through the motions and don’t ever have such emotions, high or low let alone both. There is plenty of life left and dreams do come true….

    I’m a huge quesadilla fan and these look terrific. I love all your meals!

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