Saturday, January 14, 2012

Quesadilla Snowflakes

If you can make a paper snowflake, then you can certainly make one out of a tortilla!

Begin by folding a tortilla in half.

Then bring one side over to the middle.

Next, bring the other side over to form a triangle.

Use kitchen shears to make cuts.  If you google snowflake patterns, you can make a much prettier snowflake, but I did this  on a whim and it was dinner time!

Place the cut tortilla in a hot skillet to crisp it a bit.  Then remove it from the pan, place an uncut tortilla in the pan and cover with cheese and the cut tortilla.  

Once the cheese is melted, remove and enjoy!

We are hoping for a little snow, but our weather has been so mild that I have no idea when we will see some real snow.  In the meantime, Winter's First Snowflake by Cheri L. Hallwood is a beautifully illustrated lyrical poem about the journey of winter's first snowflake.

Maybe, just maybe, if we read enough books about snow and make (and eat) enough pretend snow, we will find ourselves with a little of the real stuff!


  1. This looks like a great idea for a quick and fun dinner!
    Little Wonders' Days

  2. Brilliant! I wish daughter would eat cheese. I wonder what else I can put on a tortilla snowflake.

  3. My kids love tortilla snowflakes (Natalie - butter, sugar and cinnamon!) - we have more snow in the forecast - so maybe eating them is working :)

  4. That's cute! Abby would love it.

  5. These are always fun...we tried these this winter, when the kids were craving snow...and they all loved them! I love that you put cheese in yours...I'm going to try that next!

  6. A bit big to catch on your tongue, but it looks like it tastes yummy!

  7. I love this idea! We got about two inches of snow yesterday - then rain most of the rest of the day, melting most of it.