Since we moved to San Antonio we decided to go ahead and take the plunge and buy season passes to Sea World/Aquatica. We have had such a good time so far exploring the parks a little bit at a time. We have been able to go in the evenings when it’s a bit cooler and after naps, which makes everyone happy. 😉 Both Sea World, and their water park called Aquatica, have a ton of kid friendly activities for our little guys. They have splash pads and play areas for your little kids to play on between shows to keep them entertained. The boys are able to play safely at the water park. They have life jackets everywhere you turn. The wave pool, slides, and tube rides were our family favorites! We also really enjoyed seeing the shows. Shamu is always my favorite! It is so much fun experiencing something with your kids that was special to you as a child. It seems like yesterday that I was there with my parents watching Shamu for the first time and now I am getting to experience it with my kids. It’s really special!
The boys have become quite the fish themselves already this summer. Our four yr old, that couldn’t swim in April is now diving for those small weighted action figures that sink to the bottom of the pool. Of course it’s only 4ft in the area, but still this momma is so proud of our little guy. Watching the boys swim today got me thinking about who had taught me to swim. My dad, when I was about four as well, taught me to swim in our neighborhood pool. My dad and I are very similar swimmers in style and speed. I have always loved to swim and hope to see my kids enjoy it like we both do. My dad not only taught me to swim but he also taught us about the love of Jesus and how to live our lives in Him. As my daddy’s little girl I always looked at him as having the biggest and strongest hands that would always protect me and our family. And not only did that hold true, but as we have grown through the years I’ve also learned that he has the sweetest and gentlest soul that loves his kids and the lives that we have formed as we have grown older. He is so proud of us and we are so proud of him, especially to call him our Dad. Happy Father’s Day Dad! These tasty quesadilla’s are for you!!
My Dad with our Joey on the day he was born.
South TX Quesadillas have the perfect blend of corn, black beans, and seasoned chicken that make an excellent appetizer or dinner. I always like to keep some tortillas and corn in the freezer and a can of black beans in the pantry so whenever we have leftover chicken tacos or fajita chicken we can whip some of these up real quick. You will want to make some of our Fire Roasted Salsa to go along with the quesadilla’s.
And maybe some sinfully delicious Pralines for dessert!
Yummy!! Do you have a favorite way of making quesadilla’s? I started out loving just melted cheese in mine and have grown to love it different ways. What’s your favorite?
- 8 burrito sized tortillas
- 2 large chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
- 1 can Rotel
- 15 oz can black beans, drained, and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn, do not thaw
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- sour cream
- I slow cook my chicken in Rotel tomatoes for 4 hours on high until I can easily shred with a fork. This seasons your chicken perfectly for a dish like this one.
- In a food processor, chop parsley and red onion.
- Dump diced onion and parsley into a large mixing bowl. Mix in black beans, frozen corn, taco seasoning, and cheese until well blended.
- Place 1/2 cup filling on half of a tortilla and fold. Cook over medium heat. Flip when cheese has begun to melt and cook an additional 2 minutes. Repeat for remaining tortillas and filling. Serve with shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, & sour cream.