If you all remember back in November I flew to South Korea to visit Clay. One of his requests while I was there was for some home cooked food. I do love spoiling my man! However, it was quite a fiasco because his pantry was pretty much bare and we had problems with the commissary.
Family members stationed in South Korea must be issued a ration card to buy food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, clothes, and the list goes on. We felt this wouldn’t be a problem because I was there to pick out the items and Clay would buy them. We were wrong. A family member, whether stationed with his or her military spouse or in Korea temporarily must have a ration card just to enter the commissary.
After trying to persuade the manager into allowing me entry, we left the commissary and decided to check out a Korean market, which was really cool! We bought a few things to tide us over until we could make it back to get the ration card for me.
One of Clay’s favorite meals is Breakfast Quesadilla’s. He LOVES when I make them and since it had been about 6 months since he’s enjoyed them, it was at the top of his grocery list.
Here are the ingredients:
- Sausage (Browned)
- Veggies ( I like green and red peppers and onions. I brown them in butter)
- Eggs (season how you like)
First, I brown the sausage in a pan on the stove top. It was very interesting doing this in Korea because a chef my husband is not. He has very little kitchen essentials in terms of cookware. As long as he has a pot (soup), a pan (pork chops and grilled cheese) and a spatula, he’s covered. I basically had one pan that I could use to brown the sausage. I also did not have a strainer to drain the grease. So what did I do? I put paper towels on a paper plate and let the paper towels strain the sausage for me!
(My fancy paper towel strainer lol)
Word of advice—-as you are doing this in a very small kitchen, do NOT let your husband come into the room. He knocked a whole plate of sausage into the sink while trying to open a window. LOL
After I got the sausage finished and it was on the plate straining, I used the grease in the pan to fix the eggs. I beat the eggs in a bowl first, then I added in a bit of milk, salt & pepper, and Mrs Dash for seasoning. Then I scrambled them in a pan.
(Yes, that is a plastic fork. He doesn’t have any regular silverware either. :))
Next, I browned the Veggies while scrambling the eggs. I sliced some red & green peppers and onions and added in a bit of butter. It makes them SO good!
As everything finished cooking I took out a cookie sheet. I layered the quesadillas with shredded cheese, sausage, and vegetables and cooked them until they were warm and the cheese was melted. Usually this is about 10 minutes.
It is a very simple yet very filling meal. It is also very simple to do in a small space, with limited resources, and on a Korean stove with Korean temperature measurements. 🙂
(It looks normal right?)
My hubby LOVED it and was very thankful to have another home-made meal.
Laura Prater is a long time Army wife, her husband just retired after 20 years Active Duty this past July. She, her husband, and family are still very active in the military community. Laura is an area volunteer for National Military Family Association and also contributes occasionally to MilitaryOneClick as part of their Blogger Brigade. In addition to all this Laura is a homeschool mom to their three boys. You can find Laura sharing her favorite recipes and chatting about faith, family, all things homemaking, and homeschool over at her other website www.awefilledhomemaker.com