School lunch day 9 - quesadilla, apples, peas

The Lunch Idea:

Just a quick and simple quesadilla today.  Monday is my full day, so I didn't feel like doing anything elaborate Monday night.  Quesadillas are so easy.  They can be as simple as just throwing some cheese on a tortilla and popping it in the microwave for a minute. It's our favorite go-to last minute meal. When I'm not in a total hurry I prefer to cook them in a pan.  Especially if I am packing a lunch the night before, cooking them in a pan gives a little crispness and helps keep them from getting squishy.

What's in the lunch:

  • Quesadillas - flour tortillas, jack & cheddar cheese, and two have diced chicken.
  • Sour cream for dipping
  • Sliced apples
  • Fresh raw peas

Questions and tips:

  • To keep your apples from browning, just slice them with a very, very sharp knife.  This is the best tip I can offer for apples.  Soaking them in various concoctions of lemon juice or whatever doesn't work as well as just a very sharp knife.  
  • I like to grill the quesadillas in a pan for a little crispiness on the outside.
  • I try to always have some cooked chicken in the fridge - it's great for adding protein and flavor to a lunch like this.  
  • These will all be eaten at room temperature.
  • Cook extra quesadillas!  They keep great in the fridge, reheat easily, and make a great after school snack or quick lunch

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