Monday, November 14, 2011
All of which I find in Trader Joe's Southwest Chicken Quesadillas (4 Tines) - they come 2 in a box costing $3.29, so that's less than $1.70 each. A price you can't get at any restaurant, but they are restaurant quality! All the ingredients are real, as if you cut everything up fresh and folded it into the tortilla yourself: white meat chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, red bell peppers, black beans, cilantro, jalapeno and spinach. It really oozes with the filling.
I haven't tried it in the microwave. I don't think it would be nearly as good cooked that way. I make mine in an iron skillet on low heat with a little olive oil in the pan. I don't follow the directions which instructs to either thaw the Quesadilla or microwave it slightly before putting it in the skillet. I just take it right out of the freezer and cook with a covered lid for the first 5-7 minutes before turning it over. The low heat allows the Quesadilla to get golden brown. Cooking time 15-20 minutes.
2 Tines) with Organic Vodka Sauce (3 Tines), $3.99 for a 9oz package, which really only feeds one person. The price of the sauce was around $3.50. Like all Trader Joe's meals, nothing was artificial (lobster meat, ricotta & mozzarella cheese, paprika, egg whites, white wine, chives, garlic...) although, I didn't care for the red stripes adorning each ravioli.
I do admit I may have boiled the pasta a little too long, but just the same, this is a dish I'll continue to order out, but won't try again at home.
* Excellent - 4 Tines / * Great - 3 Tines / * Good - 2 Tines / * Fair - 1 Tine / * Poor - Tarnished