ClarinetMike’s Food for Busy Students: Quesadilla de Cheapo

Buy a big stack of these boys and you've got lots of good eatin'!

ClarinetMike says, “Buy a big stack of these and you’ve got a lot of good eats!”

My son is heading off soon to attend university this fall as an entering freshman. And, I’ve been thinking about my days as a university student. I’ve decided to post a few SIMPLE recipes that taste great but are super easy to make for busy (and broke) students. (FYI, I posted a few of my wife’s fantastic recipes awhile back – click HERE.).

ClarinetMike’s Quesadilla de Cheapo

PREP: Go to grocery store and buy:
1. Pack of tortillas
2. Bag of shredded cheese (colby jack, cheddar, mozzarella, etc.) (shredded, as you don’t have time for shredding it yourself – DO NOT USE REED KNIFE on this!)
3. Little bottle of Chipotle Chili Pepper (in Spice Section of store).

MAKE IT: Take out 2 tortillas from pack
1. Get a handful of cheese and put it on one of your tortillas
2. Sprinkle some Chipotle Chili Pepper on the cheese (use lots if you like it hot like me!)
3. Put your second tortilla on top
4. Put in microwave until cheese melts
5. Roll it up and eat – consider dipping in a bowl of yummy salsa or guacamole

Also, there’s lots of videos on Youtube: Click HERE

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About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2018. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page,, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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