Do you ever have those days where you just want to lay on the coach watching movies and eating peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon? I go through random spells of this that can last for weeks, until all of the sudden I snap out of it and become some superwoman storm that tackles her to-do list like a Texan’s Linebacker. You’d think it would be easier on myself if I just evenly distributed the workload, but no. I like living life on the dense side apparently.
Sophomore year of college, the magic words that instigated my procrastination (and inevitably dragged my roommates into it with me) were, “Hey, you know what sounds good?” My answers to that question ranged anywhere from watching a movie with hot chocolate to driving forty-five minutes away to Bucky’s to buy some of their glorious fudge. Life decisions, man. Sometimes you just have to step away from your work for a little bit to feel human again. But don’t take it overboard. Don’t do it! It will bite you in the butt.
Instead, do things such as cooking a simple meal instead of an extravagant one. Like this super simple quesadilla (see what I did there?)! Every Easter, my family has ham with asparagus and deviled eggs. So if you’re like me and have some extra asparagus left over then, boom, you’re set. Oh, but you may want the rest of the ingredients for the quesadillas too.
- 2 small whole wheat tortillas or one large one
- ½ chopped chicken breast, cooked
- 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
- 4-5 asparagus spears, chopped into pieces
- Your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Stubb’s)
Grab a skillet and go ahead and heat it to medium. Put down one tortilla, then, layer the rest of the ingredients on top. Order is optional. Go ahead and embrace the chaos.
Top it with the other tortilla. Wait a few minutes, or until you peak and see that the bottom tortilla is starting to get crispy, and then flip the entire monstrosity over so the other tortilla gets a chance to bake a bit too.
Slide it onto a plate, slice it up, and enjoy the meal that probably took ten minutes to make and one skillet to clean up. Then maybe give that to-do list a thought. Or don’t. Your choice.