Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Happy Face Quesadilla

Welcome to Frugal Food Thursday!  If you have a great frugal recipe, please link up below! 

Today's recipe comes courtesy of my 5-year-old daughter, who thought it up by herself.

"Mom," she said last weekend, "can I have a tortilla and some square cheese and some white cheese?  I'm going to make a happy face for lunch."

I got out a tortilla, a slice of American cheese, and a packet of shredded mozzarella.  And a plate.  She put the tortilla on the plate, used the American cheese for the eyes and nose, and made the mouth out of the mozzarella.  She then asked me to microwave it.

And ta-da! lunch was served.

It was so cute, I took a picture of it.  She asked, "Is that for your blog?"

So, here it is!

You could add some other healthy ingredients to this - like red peppers for hair, or olives for ears, or maybe a shredded carrot beard.  The only limit is your imagination!

And here's a formal recipe, though I don't think it's really needed...


1 8-inch flour tortilla
1 slice American cheese
1 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

Place the tortilla on a microwave-safe plate.  Using your hands, rip out 3 circles from the American cheese and place on the tortilla to make the eyes and nose of the face.  Put the mozzarella on the tortilla in a mouth shape.  Microwave for 20 seconds, or until the cheese is melted.

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Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Muffiins March 31, 2011 at 6:48 AM  

Love your happpy face quesadilla recipe! I was able to link up my meatless macaroni casserole but had (user) problems with my Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Muffins. Would you be so kind as to delete my two attempts to do so (link #8 and #10)? Thanks and so sorry!

Miz Helen March 31, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

Hi Laura,
Your food looks great! I am sharing my Southwest Tilapia Chowder. Thank you for hosting and have a great day!

Miz Helen March 31, 2011 at 9:18 AM  

Your Linky Party looks great! I would really appreciate it if you would give me a link back on you post when you link up. Thank you for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free March 31, 2011 at 9:29 AM  

Your daughter has the right idea about about food -- it should be good to eat AND to look at!

My link is for Roast Chicken with Savory Vegetables -- simple, healthy, natural, and economical, too. I’m amazed at how much the same food costs if someone else cooks it for me :-(


Lisa March 31, 2011 at 9:42 AM  

So cute! Thanks for hosting the link-up party. Blessings to all, ~Lisa

Ellen Hahn March 31, 2011 at 12:47 PM  

Thank you for hosting - I am happy to be sharing my first recipe on your link-up!

Becky McNeer March 31, 2011 at 8:20 PM  

That's so cute. I love it when kids come up with stuff like that... she's a smart one!

Cheerful March 31, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

wow, that's great...she knew what she wants and she thinks of something unique because mommy needs it for her blog, hehehe! thanks for sharing! PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...wishing you a great week!

Amy April 2, 2011 at 4:18 AM  

THis is such a happy and healthy dish! :)

I'm hosting a wonderful tea sampler GIVEAWAY! Come check it out when you have time.


April J Harris April 6, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

Your daughter's quesadilla is adorable! It's so good to get kids in the kitchen when they are little. I did that with my son. He's 18 now and is a wonderful cook! Thank you for linking this to Let's Do Brunch. the linky is now up for this week so hope you will come along and join in again :)

The Wise Alternative 918-836-0565 April 6, 2011 at 5:52 PM  

I love the ideas that kids come up with!

Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

HaleyLeann April 12, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

So cute! Your daughter sounds like a sweetie. Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg May 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

Oh this looks so yummy! I came over from Lamb Around and I wanted to let you know that I have a blog hop too on Sundays: Savory Sunday, and I'd love if you came over and shared a recipe! Have a great weekend!

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