Eating out is stupid expensive. And I am very very guilty of eating out lately. A lot. A lot more than I would care to admit. With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to tighten the belt buckle and get back to my roots – making dinner. I have challenged myself to a solid 2 weeks of no take out, no eating out, and painfully, no brunch out. (Guilty of loving a Sunday brunch. I’m not alone, right?) I’ve written the meal plan, inventoried the pantry, and am ready to get back to some basics.
Two weeks of home cooked meals, desserts and more. So far I’ve spend $50 at the market and made two killer dinners. This also means, Handsome has to take a turn and roll his sleeves up and cook dinner too. Can we say blessing? Cooks, you know what I mean. As long as I’m not cooking, I don’t care what dinner is. Lastly, I’m using this little challenge to clean out the freezer. Lets see how cheap we can make the next two weeks! Challenge on!
Apple and Brie Dessert Quesadillas
- 2 granny smith apples, sliced thin
- 1/2 teas lemon juice
- 8 oz brie cheese, sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tbs butter, melted
- 8 tortilla shells
- 2 tbs brown sugar
1/3 cup caramel sauce
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400 F.
Brush the outsides of each tortilla with melted butter and place a layer of apples and cheese and a sprinkle of walnuts in each. Fold in half (I used the brie to hold it shut ad the cheese seemed to make it stick well together. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 8 to 10 minutes until tortillas are beginning to turn golden and cheese is melting.
Let cook for a few minutes before serving and drizzle with caramel sauce.