Life with a newborn is a blur. These last two weeks with Evie have flown by; it feels as if they have passed at both breakneck speed and a snail’s pace, simultaneously.
- Feed (feed, feed, feed, feed all the time constantly)
- Sleep (occasionally the bassinet, but if it was up to her she would always be held)
- Diaper changes (ha! I know you just changed me, but guess what- nothing stimulates the digestive system like a clean diaper)
Lather. Rinse. Repeat. For someone so small, who sleeps so much, it’s surprising how little time I have to spare for, well, anything else… if I can get a shower in every couple days, and a ‘meal’ put together (and eaten) with one hand once or twice a day, it’s a win.
Notice how I only included her schedule up there. Yes, that’s because her schedule is my schedule. 😉
This won’t be news to anyone, everyone knows that newborns are lots of work. It’s rewarding work, though. Every passing day her bright eyes grow more curious, her personality develops, and she takes in more of the world around her.
Exhausting though it is, I feel so lucky to be able to stay at home with her this year and watch so many firsts in her life. If I thought her first bath was exciting, just imagine when she starts to crawl.
Right. Enough baby talk. This recipe has been tucked in the back of my mind for a while now.
Sticky, sweet caramelized onions, cooked slowly with butter, vinegar and sugar. Smoky melted cheese. A touch of thyme.
So simple, but so good. The perfect meal for a rainy weekend, a lazy day, or even a new parent. Hey, just because I haven’t brushed my hair in a week, doesn’t mean I don’t deserve good food 🙂
(and I can eat it with one hand)
(okay, I did drop some caramelized onions on Evie’s receiving blanket- that’s why we have so many blankets)
|Sticky Caramelized Onion & Smoked Gouda Quesadillas|| |
- 1 large onion, sliced into thin strips
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 large flour tortillas
- 1½ cups smoked gouda, grated
- 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves (1/4 tsp dried thyme)
- Melt butter in a pan. Add onions and cook on med-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring periodically, until soft. Add brown sugar and apple cider vinegar, stir to coat onions and cook for an additional 15 minutes until the onions are golden and sweet. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Spread half the onions over one half of a tortilla. Top with half the cheese and half the time. Fold the tortilla over and press gently so that the tortilla gently hugs the filling. Repeat with the second tortilla and the remaining ingredients.
- Heat the pan to medium-high heat. Gently place one tortilla in the pan and cook for 2-3 minute until lightly browned. Flip and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. Repeat with the second tortilla. Cut the tortillas into slices and serve immediately.