What do you have for lunch on the weekends?
Looking for an easy dinner?
Have you ever noticed that foods do not come in the amount you need?
We do not eat a lot of packaged items, but I have not yet ventured into making my own soft shell tortillas as yet. As a family of three we always seem to be left with an odd amount of items left over. Maybe this does not happen in some families, but the few items we purchase like hamburger buns or tortilla shells leave me distraught. I do not like to waste food and tortilla shells typically get used for quesadillas, but I found a package with three last week and was determined to use them rather than toss them.
I was inspired to make lunch on Saturday. Truth is we did not have bread and there were no real leftovers, so I had to come up with another option as Little Miss Mixture and Mr. Mixture will quickly go for their old standby sandwiches Peanut Butter & Jelly for Mr. and Peanut Butter, Honey, & Raisin for Little Miss if I do not have a suggestions or plan. Thus I decided to make a lunch quesadilla.
Turkey Cheese & Spinach Quesadilla
1-2 Whole Wheat Tortilla Shell
1-2 slices Nitrate Free Roasted Turkey
Handful of baby spinach, washed
In a skillet pour about 1 Tbsp of olive oil and heat. Meanwhile prepare your quesadilla – Put a small amount of mustard on the tortilla shell and layer cheese, turkey, spinach, and slightly more cheese. I find it sticks together best if there is cheese to hold it together on both sides. Fold the tortilla shell in half, or top with another shell depending on how much you are making.
Sauté on both sides until cheese is melted and tortilla shell is lightly golden. Slice and Enjoy.
This proved to be a winning recipe and was in fact requested as a dinner this week when I poised the question ” what can we have for easy dinner on Thursday?” Well easy enough everyone was happy and I plan to serve this to Little MIss Mixture after dance class along side a salad for dinner.