Tuna Melt Quesadillas

 

Hello there! I know it’s been a bit of a gap lately with posts and that’s my fault. Sometimes life gets you caught up and then you get behind and then you find yourself wondering what happened to the last 3 weeks.

I could have sworn it was Sunday….in August!

But of course, I’m back. Let’s hope I can get this schedule thing set.

To give you a little on what’s been going on with me, my 4-year-old started school for the first time after being at home with me all his life. That was a major adjustment for us both. Then with sick family members and having to tend to them and juggle everything else. Most of my nights ended in me falling asleep on our worn leather couch watching reruns of Friends. (Gosh, I love that show.)

But on another note, I have a couple things to write about and hopefully keeping your interest for at least a little while.

I hope.

I also have been trying some new things and checking out some new places. Of course, you know in Atlanta, there’s always something new or something exciting going on.

My schedule is always tied with something and I am constantly busy. Which means I have to come up with more quick things to make to eat. bummer.

Or is it?


I was messing around in the kitchen a while back, making cheese quesadillas. I thought that was pretty plain and I usually like to add something extra to plain foods.

It could be spices, veggies, whatever.

But that day, I wanted meat but I didn’t have any meat. But I did have tuna.

Good enough.

I put a couple of fork fulls into my plain cheese quesadillas, added some sliced bell peppers and BAM!! Tuna Melt Quesadillas were born!

20180810_2240146833818958079203205.jpgSimple yet amazing. And to make this, you don’t need much. Here are the ingredients.

You will need:

  • 4 Large Tortillas
  • 2 cups of shredded Cheese (I used Mexican blend. That stuff works with almost everything)
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1  8oz can of Tuna
  • 3 Bella Mushrooms, Sliced (optional)
  • Garlic Salt to taste

That is pretty much it. Ready for the magic? Bring out that good olde panini press! (Or George Foreman grill. Yea, you know you have one!)

Start with spreading shredded cheese covering half of the tortilla from the middle to the edges. Sprinkle a little garlic salt.

With a fork, scoop out a few chunks of tuna and try to spread evenly over the cheese.

Place a few pieces of the red and green bell peppers along with mushrooms on top of the tuna and cheese.

Fold over the non-cheesy side and carefully place the quesadilla on the grill and place the top down. Let it cook for maybe 5-10 mins (Depending on how hot or how fast your grill cooks or how crispy you want your quesadilla.) 20180810_2236147781886527948433244.jpg

Remove quesadilla onto a cutting board. With a pizza cutter, cut the quesadilla into triangular slices and serve!

That’s it! Simple and delicious! Even a 5-year-old can do it! (with adult supervision, of course) 20180721_1717481535773974710956627.jpg

(Ok, so I know that mushroom looks a little dirty, but I did wash it before I put it in the quesadilla. This was for photo purposes only. Please, always wash your veggies.)

Bonus: If you like guacamole, try spreading some over the non-cheesy side before 20180721_1726461439901065699824448cooking for an extra flavorful snack!

Until next time! Stay Cheesy!

Food fetish: Juliana’s crepes and coffee



It’s no secret that I am always looking for an awesome new place to get some delicious food. I’m even more so always on the look out for a great cup of java! Which brings no surprise why I stumbled upon this little gem. On a humid rainy day, I drove around the streets of Inman park looking for coffee to fight off a bad case of the sleepies. My 3-year-old was with grandma, so it was just my 7 months old and I. After driving past the great Krog Street market, I saw what appeared to be a red and white sign nestled in between two branches. It looked like a small intimate building with a small bistro table & two chairs. The sign read “Juliana’s crepes and coffee”. What could be better than something sweet? I parked on the side of the street and carried my son along the uneven cobblestone sidewalk. When I entered the building I was greeted by a nice young 20 something gentleman letting me know they close at 4. (It was 3:50 pm. Oops) I was going to leave at first but decided to buy something so I’m not wasting this guys time. I honestly never had a real crepe before so this was kind of exciting. I asked what the favorites of most were. Apparently, everyone loves Nutella. I ended up going with the Apple caramel crepe and omg was it delicious!! It had fresh sliced granny smith apples stuffed inside a thin crisp crepe smothered in caramel, dusted with powdered sugar, hot off the skillet. Something so simple yet flavorful. I live for flavor! For the size and price, I would say it was well worth it. I ordered my crepe to-go since the guy was trying to close up shop. As far as in coffee, they only had one option and one blend of coffee. Regular old drip coffee courtesy of Dancing Goats coffee. (I’ll be going there soon.)


The atmosphere of this little eclectic joint was like most local coffee houses- quite, quaint & cozy, which I love. I could tell by the concrete floors, stone walls, and the old furniture that it was an old building which adds to its charm. I would say it’s somewhat kid friendly. I didn’t see any high chairs or anything there to keep kids occupied but for an early dessert or brunch kind of thing, I would recommend. Might make a cute date place. They also sold local jams or preservatives on the shelves on the walls. I thought that was nice. With a very limited menu of just specialty crepes, tea, and coffee, you’ll basically go there for just crepes. I highly recommend trying this place! Parking isn’t the best (side street parking) but great for in and out a quick bite. It’s local and I’m all about supporting local business. I think it would be a great place for travelers as well because it’s in the midst of one of Atlanta’s oldest and historic neighborhoods.

If you live in or around Atlanta, try to stop by. If you’re visiting, make a trip there. You won’t be sorry.

775 Lake Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307