Gail wanted me to rate this as a 5.5 stars, which isn’t technically possible, but I can see why she’d say that. Now let me preface this by saying that I consider myself to be a PRO quesadilla maker. I might not be a good cook, but I can cook a kickin’ quesadilla! I mention that because my expectation of this being up to my standards for a great quesadilla was pretty low. I figured it couldn’t possibly be better than my own.
I’m finding out through this process that I’m actually wrong occasionally. Hush, Gail, no one likes hearing “I told you so”.
These quesadillas were extraordinary. And huge. Despite not “needing” to eat the whole thing, I couldn’t stop eating it.
I think the pineapples were the number one reason for the great flavor, so perhaps just adding some to my own quesadillas would bring them up to par. However, the smoky spice pack and the lime may have contributed as well.
Once again, though, Hello Fresh just doesn’t understand that a tiny dollop of sour cream is not enough for the Cavaliers, so if you like lots of sour cream, I recommend keeping extra on hand. We pretty much always have some so it wasn’t a big deal.
Oh, and when I read the instructions to chop the chicken into half-inch cubes again, I winced. The last time I tried that, it was not fun at all. This time I used my Forever knife, and it went much more smoothly. I’m still not fond of the task, but it didn’t drain my energy or frustrate me as it did the last time I attempted it.
I’m positive Gail will want this over and over and over and over again…as often as I’m willing to make it. It will become a regular meal in our house, guaranteed.
Glance through the recipe instructions before you begin. Some recipes ask you to chop veggies in the middle of the process, usually while something else is cooking on the stove. I recommend ignoring those instructions. Instead, prep all your veggies before you do anything else. (You can preheat your oven during this time). If you are anything like me, trying to chop vegetables while watching over the cooking process will usually end up with overcooked or burned food, or even knicked fingers.