Friday, June 5, 2009

what to feed any picky eater

So, I have a pretty adventurous palate. I'll try anything once. The carnivore, on the other hand, has the palate of a five year old. Seriously, he is the pickiest eater I have ever met. (When we go over to other people's house for dinner I am always worried my dear hubby won't be able to find anything to eat - I never even think about the fact that there might not be any vegetarian options.) Thus, I sometimes end up making meals at home that are very kid friendly, despite the fact that we don't have any kids. Quesadilla night is just one example.

Since this is a food that requires flipping, it is a night that the carnivore helps out (he also does pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, and anything on the grill outside). Per usual, we each have our own ideas about what makes good quesadilla filling. This night I had sliced porcini mushrooms and green onions. The carnivore had grilled steak strips. Of course, we both had cheese - the most important ingredient! I also topped mine with fresh slices of avocado and salsa. The carnivore had none of that.

The main point is though, that if you have ten people over with ten different tastes you can make a meal that will please each of them - whether they are vegetarians or meat eaters or just picky eaters in general. Plus, it is a quick meal too.

So, what is you favorite quesadilla filling? I would love to hear some new ideas. The carnivore might not try them - but I will!

menu ideas:
We like to have either cilantro flavored rice or freshly grilled corn (maybe with some cilantro and lime) with our quesadillas. We usually also have a side of black beans to add in a little more protein.


  1. Oh I love this! I actually love quesadillas as a way to use up leftovers -- any leftover meat or veggies + cheese in a quesadilla and we're good to go.

  2. Very good point!


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