Thursday, July 22, 2010

Itty bitty

We pack snacks and drinks. We make sure they are healthy, not messy and, hopefully, will keep bellies full for at least a little while. We are moms, and we panic when it comes to preparing snacks! (Or school lunches, for that matter.)

Here's an itty bitty look into what my kids get served on day trips: Cheese Quesadillas. Not only can I make a large amount of these in a very short time, they also travel well and are a completely balanced meal. Especially if you bring home made salsa. But that takes time, and since this is all about getting out the door quickly, I keep a bulk jug of good quality salsa in my fridge, most of the time.

To make:
Place a tortilla wrap in a dry saute pan, medium - low heat. Sprinkle desired amount of shredded cheese to cover, then place second tortilla wrap to cover. Heat for a couple of minutes, then flip to heat other side. Remove from pan and cool on a cookie rack. Repeat to make enough for all the kids, their friends, and possibly the parents too. Slice quesadillas in half, then into thirds. Divide into baggies when completely cooled. Portion salsa into small plastic containers, and you're off to the races.

OK, I know these wraps are super simple and most certainly not revolutionary, but it's these little things that make life just that itty bitty more enjoyable.

You're welcome.

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