It’s easy to make quesadillas at home, and homemade quesadillas are one of my boys’ favorite meals. I don’t always make tortillas from scratch, but it nice to have the option in case we decide to have Mexican food and don’t have any tortillas in the house. (My favorite grocery store is about 20 minutes away, so it’s not exactly convenient to pick up random items.) If you plan to do quesadillas on a regular basis, they have funky little quesadilla makers to make the process even easier, but a large fry pan will do.
My youngest has been crowned “Quesadilla King” of the house for his prowess in converting the blank template of a tortilla into a cheesy, saucy snack (or meal). When we have leftover chicken or beef from a meal, quesadillas are one of the boys’ favorite “leftover makeovers”. They were one of the first dishes that my guys learned to make on their own. I have a lovely photo of the first one Dunc ever made – which was charred to black on the outside. He scraped off the char and enjoyed it anyway. (Waste not, want not.) Since then, he’s gotten much better, to the point where my husband will specifically request that he makes the quesadillas. (This may be a clever ploy to make sure the boys are involved with making dinner, but I’m not complaining.)