texmexicali for dinner

June 30th, 2008

We’re spoiled. We can walk less than a mile to a street that spans a 1.5 miles and is lined on both sides with great restaurants the entire stretch. One of those restaurants, Fonda, is a common date night haunt because the service is good, the drinks are interesting and the food is excellent. So good, in fact, that I crave their mushroom quesadillas.

I’m attempting a version tonight with the Mayo Clinic recipe for gorditas and a filling made from wild mushrooms, shallots, epazote and melted monterrey jack. We’ll round this out with Herdes green sauce, black beans and avocados. This is probably not growing food. Or as the conversation goes in our house, “Will this make my arms big?” Frankly, no, but it might work wonders on that stomach!

I’ll let you know how it turns out.