Today I got completely drenched riding my bike back to my apartment. It had started raining when I first set out, but it became a torrential downpour after five minutes of riding.
I found it enjoyable. I enjoy the feel of rain, on my skin, and everything looks so beautiful in the rain. It smells clean and refreshing.
Luckily I was heading back to my apartment so I took a nice warm shower right as I got back.
I have made other unusual quesadillas. I have made a caramelized apple and sharp cheddar cheese quesadilla; spinach, mushroom, and tomato quesadilla; a buffalo chicken quesadilla; and a ham and cranberry sauce quesadilla.
The root beer barbecue chicken recipe came from the Pillsbury website. Unfortunately, I didn't make it as directed. I added an entire 20 ounce bottle of root beer, which was say to much liquid. I ended up adding cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
The ingredients I used for the chicken are 2 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast, salt, pepper, 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce, 20 ounces root beer, and 2 tablespoons cornstarch.
I also used 1large onion, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, and tortillas.
I placed the chicken, barbecue sauce, and root beer into a slow-cooker. I cooked it on low for 4 hours.
After four hours I added a slurry of cornstarch and water. I raised the temperature to high and cooked the chicken for another 30 minutes. I pulled the chicken apart with forks after it had finished cooking.
I added the butter and olive oil to a hot skillet.
I added a chopped onion and salt. I cooked the onion over medium high heat for about 30 minutes. I stirred occasionally. I also added water to the skillet when it started to look dry. I cooked the onions until they were caramelized and golden.
I added a tortilla to a skillet. I added thinly sliced cheddar to one half of the tortilla. I added some cooked chicken on top of the cheese.
I added caramelized onions and another layer of thinly sliced cheese on top of the chicken.
I cooked the quesadilla on both sides until the tortilla was a little crisp and the cheese was melted and gooey.
This was yummy. The chicken was tender, sweet, and flavorful. It was soft and moist.
The cheese was creamy and a little sharp. It was gooey and runny.
The onions were sweet and savory. They were caramelized and golden.
All the flavors paired well together. Overall, it was a very satisfying and tasty dish.