Friday, January 21, 2005

Cooking 101 - Kindergarten Style..

Alas, I have failed as a mother, as a parent, as the next graduate of whatever is latest culinary school of the moment!!! My six-year-old son told me this evening he wanted a flour tortilla with cheese for dinner because that's what they made in Kindergarten today. Friday is fun day so we experiment with casual dinning (sure, go ahead call it eating crap day!) So I say, "hey, no problem, cheese quesadilla! Piece of cake!" I pull out the shredded cheese, flour tortillas and frying pan. At that very moment he's shrieking, "You’re doing it wrong!! Seriously, Cheese Quesadilla's isn't exactly Emril or Julia Child material. I've done this dozens of times, no problem. So, I talked him through it, helping him flip it in the pan, swirl it around and eventually slice it with the pizza slicer, the thrill of it all lasted approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Once completed and his first bite taken, the shriek retuned and once again I was reminded, "That's not how your suppossed to make it!" I messed up big time.

I was then instructed how to properly make a cheese quesadilla. Please note the following recipe for future references:

1 - Flour Tortilla
1 - Slice of American Cheese (do not confuse this with real shredded cheese, big mistake!)
1 - Paper towel
1 - Hot Iron

Remove plastic from slice of imposter cheese, lay on tortilla and fold in half. Place paper towel on top and place hot iron on top to heat and melt. Do not allow burning smell to fill room!

Alas, the stove, microwave, grill, whatever heating device you currently use is not longer in style. Who knew?

18 comments:

golfwidow said...

Tortillas with processed cheese seem so wrong. But I did use to cook grilled cheese sandwiches with the iron when I was a teenager.

Julie said...

My sisters and I were recently making grilled cheese sandwiches on the space heaters. My mom seemed as mystified as you- why in the world wouldn't we just use the toaster, or a skillet?

It's the challenge, at least for us. Next stop- a sister suggests laying a sandwich, wrapped in foil, across a lampshade. :o)

lilgangbang said...

I really don't care about cooking blogs but I'm always delighted to see comments on mine. Nice blog though.

Senior Thinking said...

you could even use that iron to steam your vegatables

Roland said...

Haha, that's genius!

Robert said...

That sounds good. May I have a flour tortilla with cheese for dinner too please?

roachhaus said...

AWESOME!!!

Caught you from BlogExplosion. I run a site called "Men in Aprons." I think that Quesadilla would be fun thing to post there ... with your permission, of course. That sounds like the perfect bachelor food. Go to www.meninaprons.net to see the site. Thanks.

Michelle said...

Roachaus - Not a problem, after all it was one of my little men that taught me!! As a chick I've roasted marshmellows & hotdogs over candles, heck, an iron sounds so much more logical!!

sammy_bunny said...

They made toasted cheese sandwiches with an iron and strained spaghetti with a tennis racket in the movie BENNY AND JOON so I guess this isn't so much of a stretch.

Heather
www.spiritblog.net

Suzanne said...

it sounds like a dinner my x husband would prepare for my son when he visits! sheesh.

Heather said...

That is just hilarious. My husband is from Mexico and always makes me quesidillas. I'm going to have to inform him that he has been doing it wrong the whole time! *LOL*

Phil said...

Mmmmmm...quesadillas

A Touch of Style said...

Seems that I have been doing it wrong all these years too. Never even occurred to me to use an iron. Well, if it's handy lol... but one thing kind of bothers me. How many kids are going to go home and try making them without any help from Mom? I can only imagine burnt fingers or worse. Maybe I worry too much!

Shirely from... A Touch of Style :)

Michael Paul said...

Hey its a quesadilla without any wrinkles. Actually we have a few young girls living with us and their parents don't let them use the stove. This would be a fun way for them to cook.

Bye,
Michael Paul
http://www.jesustribe.org/blog

King of Fools said...

We too have roasted marshmallows over candles (actually mini-marshmallows, using toothpicks.)

But American cheese in a Quesidilla? No Thanks!

Benjamin Solah said...

lol, that's cute.

The Womanmoose said...
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The Womanmoose said...

Ha ha.. i loved this so much I linked to it on my blog.. thank you for making me laugh so hard in the wee small hours of the night....

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