$10 Dinner Date: Veggie Quesadillas
Good Morning Everyone!
Happy Daylight Savings Time to you! If you’re feeling like me today, you’re sitting there with a cup of coffee (or tea in my case) and slowly waking up. Yes, it’s “spring forward” here so it certainly feels very early. Nonetheless, I have an exciting post and recipe to share with you today. A while back I started the $10 dinner date series on here. Mainly because I wanted to create cheap, home date activities that Mr. Noob Chef and I could do together. Over time it became this fun, little challenge.
As with everything though, life happened. We got busy. The days turned into weeks and our dates became more sporadic. Finally we looked at each other and said, “what if we make a list of 40 cheap and easy dates we could do all through Spring?”. I made 20 and he made 20. We swapped lists and off we went! This past weekend we tackled five of the dates on the list. Five! Now during the week we get incredibly busy so we usually try and jam our fun on the weekends.
But today I want to share with you a very simple, yet super fun date activity: a home spa date.
Now there are plenty of excuses you could make to avoid doing this date. “Products are too expensive!” or “But my husband won’t get all girly with me!” or “I don’t have time with little kids running around!”. Let me assure you, this date couldn’t be simpler to make happen even if you have a tight budget, a super manly man, and have little kids running around. Mr. Noob Chef and I went to our local Target to pick up supplies. Y’all they have this dual mask pack that is $2.99 that is unreal! I took a picture so you can see exactly what we purchased.
For our facials we purchased Que Bella’s Rose and Green Tea Mud Mask with their Pomegranate Peel-Off Mask. I did the mud mask, and my husband did the peel-off mask. Now my hubby isn’t into many products. He’s a very simple guy. But I think I brought him over to the dark side of facials with this mask because after 20-minutes of it sticking, and then hardening to his face, he touched his skin and blinked in surprise. “My skin feels great!” he said and I knew he was hooked. My mud mask smelled so good and made my skin feel like silk. Try it. For $2.99 USD I promise it’s totally worth it.
Then we picked up a bag of bath bombs. Target has bath bombs! Do a happy dance with me!! And, they are only $9.99! Are you dancing yet? If not, you should be 🙂 . Sadly we don’t have a Lush store near us so all of those super, cool multi-colored bath bombs in every flavor, color, and scent aren’t in our vicinity. However, I have to praise Target for bringing bath bombs to the mass market here. We chose the lavender bag. There’s 6 mini-bombs to every bag and they smell amazing! Now let me pause here and say, if you live in a home with a normal bath tub… you know, the American-style tubs. I’m not talking the British, lay-down-omg-it’s-an-actual-bathtub tubs, but rather the tiny, half of a wall kind of tubs… if you have one of those, we do too. And Mr. Noob Chef and I are what you might call “fluffy people”. (We do love to cook after all 😉 ). So it was like two giants playing Twister in a pool of purple water. But you know what? We laughed our asses off and got in there! 😀
My point is, if there is a will there is a way. We rounded off our date with these delicious quesadillas that couldn’t be simpler to make. Quesadillas. Mmmmm! Let’s talk about this recipe for a moment. You know what is the one thing I dislike about cooking quesadillas? You know when you put the tortilla down in the hot pan, then you add a little cheese, put in your toppings, and then place the rest of the cheese? Well, some people then add a second tortilla on top to make the quesadilla. I don’t do that because then you have to flip the whole thing like a pancake and 9/10 when I flip it all of my toppings come spilling out. Instead, I fold mine over like an omelette and chop it into quarters . That way everything stays inside and gets all gooey. What about you? How do you make your quesadillas?
This recipe was super delicious and I made quesadillas for the whole family in 10 minutes flat. I chose to put onion, avocado, cheese, tomato, and cilantro in ours, but feel free to add and adjust to your tastes. Enjoy this recipe everyone and keep on cooking! ❤
Easy Veggie Quesadillas
Yields: 4 quesadillas
- 4 tortillas
- 2 tbsp oil (I used coconut oil)
- 1 onion, peeled and diced
- 1 avocado, mashed
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- Grab a deep skillet and drizzle in the oil. Heat the pan over medium-high heat.
- Drop in the tortilla. Then immediately put down a sprinkle of cheese.
- Add your toppings and place a handful of cheese on top. Let the tortilla fry for 30 seconds longer.
- Use a spatula to fold the tortilla in half, (like an omelette), and continue cooking for 30 seconds longer to melt the cheese.
- Remove from pan. Cut into quarter triangles and serve hot. Enjoy!
PS: This is the facial mask we used. It’s $2.99 at your local Target store. 🙂