Everyone was having quesadillas for lunch. The kid, my wife and my parents were all chowing down on dish I made for them during a quick and easy meal. I was going to join them, but there were a couple of issues that prevented it.
The remainder of the tortillas I had were a little crumpled. And I was running low on the shredded bag of Mexican mix cheese that I use for the quesadillas. I didn’t think I was going to be able to get enough out of what I had left to have a complete lunch. So I had to improvise a little bit.
A “Garbage Plate” is a Western New York “delicacy” popular with drunk college students where you throw pretty much whatever you have available on a plate to soak up all the alcohol in your belly. It is, though, a good way to improvise a meal when you have a whole lot of nothing else. Just throw whatever leftovers you have together into one big meal and enjoy the taste combinations. That’s what I decided to do here.
I took the remaining corn tortillas and finished the job crumpling them up and placed them in a pan on the stove to toast. Normally, I would use some oil to turn them into legit CHIPS, but I didn’t have that kind of time or energy for this meal, so toasting them was going to have to do. To accent the chips, I cut up some leftover sausage and heat it up with the chips. Add in some sprinkles of garlic, onions and hot sauce with a little bit of cheese on top, and let it cook until the chips are browned and the cheese is melted.
Drop a dollop of sour cream on the side to dip and enjoy the lunch.