Cuban Quesadillas

My friend, Lacey, posted a status update on Saturday on her FB page about being at the Columbia Restaurant in St. Augustine. It immediately reminded me of the Cuban sandwiches there, so that is what was for dinner tonight! I know that Cubans are traditionally made with pork and ham, but I used leftover turkey and combined it with nitrite-free ham. Because I don’t like to eat a ton of bread, I used organic wraps- whether wheat or corn- making these into Cuban quesadillas. I simply spread some mustard on the inside of half the wrap, put some shredded jack cheese (my husband does not like the traditional swiss), placed the turkey and ham inside, stacked up some pickle slices (NO preservatives or food coloring please!), and then added a little more cheese. I used about a tablespoon of olive oil to grease the skillet and grilled the quesadillas over medium low heat until browned. They were a hit!
I also did make some chicken noodle soup for Aleyah, my oldest daughter, because she came down with a cold today. I sauteed carrots, celery, onions, and garlic, added the broth and Smokey Bones chicken, and then pulled out some leftover, frozen spaghetti noodles from the freezer and added them. She is looking forward to another cup of soup in her lunchbox tomorrow.

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