Holy September, Batman! Seriously, WTF happened to summer?
I am usually a diehard autumn fan, but this year, it’s been all about the summa. From the food (oh the yummy summer fruits and veggies) to the fitness (currently drinking the crossfit kool-aid), to downing countless bottles of great wine, with good friends (or is it good wine with great friends? ). It really has been an awesome summer.
But unfortunately all the signs of the end of summer are upon us. The kids are heading back to school, and even though I haven’t been in school for like…. A few years…;) it still somehow signifies the end of summer. Along with the Starbucks PSL, and the annoying endless displays of Halloween candy popping up…( seriously Walmart, cut it out)
Time is something we just can’t stop or slow down, all we can do is live in the moment, and enjoy it. Whoa, things just got all deep up in here.
In an attempt to savor and lap up every single last drop of summer, I have been consuming copious amounts of all things summer. Corn, zucchini, tomato, blueberries, and you guessed it, peaches!
The only thing missing from these peach quesadillas is a balsamic glaze. Do it! Save Summer!
Peach and Basil Quesadillas (oh and some yummy cheese)
1-2 Peaches, Sliced
Handful of Fresh (yup, fresh, not dried) (seriously)
2-4 Slices Havarti (or whatever you want, mozzarella is nice)
4 (6 if you’re a quesadilla monster like me) 8 inch Tortillas
Balsamic Glaze , Optional (but do it)
First, head over to Ashley’s site on a how to make balsamic glaze, she rocks at it.
In the microwave, place the tortillas on a plate and cover with plastic wrap, heat for 30-60 secs. They should be all flexible and warm.
Lay the warm, flexible tortillas out ( I use a baking sheet), lay a slice of cheese on one half of the tortilla, I cut mine in half. Next lay out the sliced peaches onto the cheese, and top with a few basil leaves. Fold the tortilla shell in half.
Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat (I still spray it, or melt a little butter, ya do that!), place as many of the quesadillas that will fit. Allow to cook for 5 min, flip and cook for 2-3 mins. Make sure to check it, it’s like grilled cheese, they burn easy… oh that’s just me… ok.
Serve with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and sour cream.