Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dinner for a hot summer night

Goodness, it's hot out this week... highs here are in the 90-95 degree range and lows around 75... yuck! I obviously don't want to have the oven on to cook dinner, and standing outside to grill something doesn't sound appealing either. Peanut butter and jelly? Eh.

Enter one of my recent-favorite go-to recipes that can be adapted for every family member, and even Abby likes it!! Stovetop quesadillas. I always keep a supply of fajita-size soft tortilla shells in the fridge. Soften one in the microwave, put some shredded cheese on half. Top with whatever else you feel like -- salsa, lunchmeat ham, leftover hamburger, chopped onions or peppers. Another layer of cheese. Fold in half. Fry in a skillet on the stovetop, just until the outside of the tortilla is slightly browned and the cheese is melted. Let cool for a couple minutes (while cooking the next one(s)!), then I slice ours with a pizza cutter. Voila! Serve with extra salsa, sour cream, etc.

Sometimes Abby will eat a whole one herself (cut up into bite-size pieces), and sometimes mommy or daddy will finish hers... It's filling, and with the right ingredients you can get all 4 major food groups in there.

I would post a picture, but we ate all of ours very quickly tonight...

What's your go-to recipe for a hot summer night?

This post is linked to the No Ordinary Blog Hop: July.


The Kelster said...

love it!! We would definitely gobble that up over here too! Thanks!

Rachel said...

My favorite hot-weather meal: leftovers. Cook one or two big meals and then we can eat for a week on the leftovers. Husband is perfectly capable of "cooking" his own supper while I sit in front of the fan. :)

Urban Earthworm said...

Great idea. You know, I'm not sure if we've ever done quesadillas at home? I'm not sure why not, I am ALWAYS trying to come up with quicker, easier dinners.

Kara Chupp said...

YUM! Sounds GREAT! I love fish tacos on a hot, summer night (tilapia, shredded cabbage, cheddar cheese, tomatoes and ranch dressing). So good!
Thanks for joining us at NOBH.
~Kara @ The Chuppies/NOBH

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