"Hey. Hey Ben, get up. Wake up, Ben." A chill breeze drifts through the tent flaps and wrinkles my face. I note regrettably that I had slept against the side of the tent, allowing condensation to soak the outside of my sleeping bag.
"oewrgh? whuh timezit?"
"Um, a little after seven," Eric says. I can see him now, squatting in the doorway in a thick fleece and wool hat.
"I'm going back to sleep. I don't have much to pack," I mumble, tucking my head down further into the bag.
"We're making apple cheddar quesadillas..."
"You know me too well, you know that?" I grope around for my pants and awkwardly wriggle into them.
Behold! The Apple Cheddar Quesadilla. What makes this the ideal breakfast for a camping/backpacking trip? It's cheap, packable, and easy to prepare. What's more, all the ingredients are good to eat anytime, by themselves. Oh yeah, and it's delicious!
- Cut the apples into very thin wedges, then cut each wedge in half.
- Cut up the cheese. Again, thin slices.
- Layer apple slices onto half of a tortilla. Then layer the cheddar slices on top of that.
- Fold over the tortilla and place it on a square of aluminum foil.
- Fold the foil in half and fold over the edges of the foil. Don't bother wrapping it too tightly.
- Place on the stove or fire, and cook for about a minute, flipping the packet halfway through.
- Remove and cut the quesadilla in half. Reuse the tin foil.
Of course, you can make this on a stove at home just as well. I'm sure you can figure out the procedure, from this and other quesadilla recipes.