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 “ClarinetMike” 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.” Dr. Dean’s career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Royal Northern College of Music, and Eastman School of Music, with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas. He recently returned for a fourth summer to the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival. He is featured on 6 commercial CD’s including his soon-to-be-released new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube. He was clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and he’s also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He has given more than 500 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, conservatories, conferences, festivals, high schools, junior high schools, and a diverse array of venues. As “ClarinetMike,” he writes for his noted and widely-read ClarinetMike Blog – viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents, His blog is the #1 clarinet blog on the Internet according to Google Search and a recent ranking on Feedspot. His articles also appear in professional journals such as the Southwestern Musician, The Bandmasters’ Review, WINDPLAYER, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former officer on the National Board of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). After a successful 20 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is currently an active clarinet and woodwind performer, teacher, clinician, blogger, and consultant based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Bob Ackerman, and Jess Youngblood. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas. His family’s new Golden Retriever, Nimbus, is a relative of Andy.
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