It's Friday night and I'm sitting at my computer, staring at a blank "New Post" screen for my blog. I'm looking at the recipes I have left to blog and I just can't get my mind into a story to share about the food. Why? Well, because if I'm honest, I'm in a really good mood and I can't get my mind on anything else. You see, I love being a mom, it's the best, but I have also felt in some ways like I've been going through the motions (cooking, cleaning, feeding baby, cleaning baby, repeat cycle) without really being "me." I think it has 100% to do with lack of sleep. For the past 5 weeks I've been averaging 3-4 hours of (broken) sleep a night. However, the past 3 nights I've gotten more sleep, better sleep, longer sleep, deeper sleep... just SLEEP. And this sleep is making me feel like myself again. I've also been getting out of the house more and starting to really feel like I'm getting the hang of this mommy stuff. All of that put together has made me finally feel like myself again.
You may be reading this and thinking, "Ok, this is a cooking blog, right? Why is she babbling about her feelings?" Well... I'm babbling for a few reasons. 1- I'm tired and when I'm tired I babble. Ask John. Poor guy. 2- I am so excited to feel normal again that I feel like I need to share.
So with that said, I leave you with a meal I made recently. It was delicious, it was simple, and we enjoyed it. I think it's the perfect meal to make on a night when you're just not in the mood to cook... it takes no effort but you end up with a delicious dinner. Perfect.
...oh, and thanks for listening to my babble. For your reward I leave you with baby cuteness- and hey, it's food related:
Yields 1 quesadilla
2 flour tortillas
1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, plus 2-3 tbsp sharp cheddar, divided
1/4 cup cooked chicken, diced
2 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1 green onion, chopped
1- Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
2- Place one flour tortilla in the pan, top with both cheeses, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and onions. Sprinkle the additional 2-3 tbsp cheddar over the toppings. Place the second tortilla over top and allow to cook until the cheese is melting and the tortilla is golden. Flip.
3- Allow the other side to brown. Slice and serve.