BBQ Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla {crock pot}

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Limited food reserves leads one to very limited decisions on what’s to eat.

Our friend, Liz, emailed us when we began embarking on this moving adventure. Her exact advice: take your crock pot with you. This was great advice, especially since our grill was out of propane for at least 2 weeks prior to our move. June without propane? Agony, I tell you. But who’s to say barbecue can’t come about other ways? Like in the crock pot and then sandwiched between two tortillas and some melted cheese?

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Kickin’ butt and taking names with this simple classic.

Now that we have a gas grill, grilling will never cease due to a lack of propane. However, our igniter button is busted and starting the grill could result in the loss of eyebrows. Stand back, I’ve been taught…and I listen. My brows may be blonde, but I’d feel a little naked without’em.

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Is this screaming “health food” and “nutrition”? Nah. But for less than 400 calories and 8.8 grams of fat you can feel as though you’re having a “cheat meal”. Pair this quesadilla with a salad and you’ll have every food group covered other than fruit (even that could be added to the salad!).

I think Mr. Prevention’s exact words were, “You need to not meal plan more often!”. I think I take offense to that, but I’m always glad to make a stomach happy.

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Our hardwood floors are in, but since they’re sanding and staining the next few days…we are being shoo-ed to Chicago. No complaints! :-D

P.S. You guys must all love Lily at the beach. Miss Popular!

See you there,

Comments

  1. Seeing all of your pictures of Michigan makes me almost wish I lived there. BLAH, JK! ;)
    No, really, We’re excited to come visit, even if it means Nick has to step food in “the worst state in the world” according to him. Men and their sports…..

    I love Mark’s quote, “you should NOT meal plan more often!” lol. That’s awesome. I may just have to make this for my FIRST EVER crock pot meal! It’s about time, right?!

  2. This is one of my favorite go to meals. I know that if I want one of those kind of “mindless” meals that I can whip together (well not in a crockpot but grill or boil) then this will always get a satisfied grunt of approval from my Mr. Apparently men are rather easy to please! :)

  3. I’m pinning this meal – I love “cheat” meals that aren’t really cheat at all!

  4. I wish I would have saved out my crock pot while moving, but it seems like there is a lot of my stuff in house that I CAN’T do without. Haha. So my crockpots are getting packed. You could always add pineapple to the quesadillas to get your fruit serving too. :)

  5. Hooray for coming home! Take advantage while you can – July 9 will be here before you know it! And now I want a quesadilla. :D

  6. Omg… Just thinking about a quesadilla made with corn tortillas makes me swoon. Corn tortillas are not as readily available up here so sometimes I make my own, but I’m sure they wouldn’t hold together as well. Gotta buy corn tortillas next time I’m in the states!

  7. I looooove quesadillas, especially those of the BBQ variety! Speaking of which, I think I’m having one for dinner tonight! Yum!

  8. Great advice. I keep my crockpot out till the very end when we’re moving, but I never think to leave it out for arrival at the new place.

  9. Veronica says:

    These were delicious! I added a little bit of red onion to the crockpot too. Thanks for the recipe!

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