Hildur: These wedges of food will make your tastebuds sing Hallelujah. (she opens her large, luscious lips to sing)
Joan (clamping her hand over Hildur's mouth): Don't even ponder the notion.
Hildur's eyes bug out, and she tries to bite Joan's hand. Joan remains unmoved.
Athena (ignoring them): And your friends will be madly jealous that you came up with something "different" for the neighborhood holiday party.
Bunny (smiling sweetly): Besides which, they're very easy to make.
Joan (removing her hand from Hildur's face): Tell them what they're called, Hildur.
Hildur (inhaling a deep breath): Pecan-Havarti Quesadillas with Pear Preserves!
Everyone claps for her. Hildur smiles.
Athena: This recipe comes from the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook.
Joan: And can be easily doubled or tripled.
Bunny: It goes well with your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon or a lovely champagne.
Pecan-Havarti Quesadillas with Pear Preserves
Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 4 minutes
1 (8-inch) flour tortilla
1/3 cup shredded Havarti cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
Vegetable cooking spray
Sprinkle one side of an 8-inch flour tortilla with 1/3 cup shredded havarti cheese; top with 2 tablespoons chopped, toasted pecans. Fold tortilla over filling. Coat a nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray, and cook quesadilla over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side or until cheese melts. Remove from heat, slice into wedges, and serve with pear preserves.
Yield: 2 servings.
Bunny: Do you have any lovely holiday recipes to share? Please do so in the comments section!