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 Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. 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. Dr. Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes and performances at high schools, universities, conferences and other venues. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony and he's also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas 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, and Bob Ackerman. 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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