Monday, October 11, 2010

How to Eat at Home on the Go Week 3 - Quesadillas

Welcome to Week 3 of How to Eat at HOme on the Go, a series where I offer my tips, tricks and recipes to eat at home even when your family is on the go for school, sports, church, work and anything else that comes up.  You can check out the first two weeks of the series here - Week 1 and Week 2

A family favorite at our house is quesadillas and they are a quick and easy weeknight meal with a bit of preparation.  I prep the meat the night before, preferably from leftovers, then assemble and grill them when we get home from practice.  Serve with a side salad and you have a great meal on the go.

Filling Options -
  • Leftover grilled chicken, taco meat, pork roast, steak or roasted vegetables 
  • rotisserie chicken from the grocery store
  • Cheese and salsa
  • Peanut butter, jelly  and fresh chopped fruit (really, try it, we love it)
I toast mine on a large flat grill made by Presto.  You use a  skillet on the stove or a George Foreman grill or one of those fancy quesadilla makers.  Place one tortilla on the flat grill, top with desired toppings (don't forget the cheese) and cover with a second tortilla.  Toast until cheese is melted and first tortilla is brown and toasty.  Flip and toast a couple more minutes.  When finished, use a pizza cutter to cut quesadilla and serve with sour cream, salsa or if you are my kids, homemade ranch dressing.  All in all, it takes about 8 minutes to put a warm, home cooked meal on the table for your family. 

Linked to:
Tasty Tuesday
Delicious Dishes
Mouthwatering Mondays
Eat at Home


  1. Yum! One of my favorites. You beautiful picture is making me hungry!

  2. Love the idea for peanut butter and jelly one. that my be lunch today.


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