Friday, February 1, 2008

Thrifty Recipe Swap

This weeks recipe swap is all about the munchies. What are some thrify snack recipes that are staples in your house?

This is one of our favorites...

Quesadillas

2 tortillas
grated cheese
salsa or marinara sauce for dipping

Heat a little oil in a frying pan or griddle, put the first tortilla on it, sprinkle with cheese and place the second tortilla on top. Brown on both sides and slice with a pizza cutter into triangles. Dip in sauce.

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10 comments:

Lady Di said...

I haven't made quesadillas in a while, now that I have tortillas, I'll have to make some this weekend.

I posted Toasted Sesame Strips, something my sister and I used to make when we were little.

Amanda said...

Great topic, Gayle. I found a post online from October for this very same topic with loads of links. I linked to it on my post, but wanted to mention it in case you were looking to expand your menu.

jewlsntexas said...

We LOVE Quesadillas too Gayle.
We have also put tortillas in butter and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on them for a sweet treat - and to make that even yummier - put a scoop of ice cream right in the middle when it is warm! Oh yum. I was thinking - HEY I should've posted about that - but I already did!!! I am going to link to it here too!!!

thenestegg said...

Great swap for snack ideas for the Super Bowl!

ConservaChick said...

These sound great! I need to think of a good recipe... and then I'll post it. ~K

MOMMY said...

We love quesadillas!! I make a mean chicken quesadilla for dinner and it is a huge hit! Served with a cornbread "cake" as the kids call it and it is filling!

I posted on my blog about our new favorite snack-fried dough!

EEEEMommy said...

This is a great quick dinner or lunch for us! Throw in a little bit of leftover chicken, and it's even better!

I didn't post because we don't do snacks much. Normally I just say, "have some fruit (whatever's on sale) or carrot sticks," or, "dinner will be ready soon," or, "you should have finished your sandwich at lunch, then you wouldn't be hungry now." Nice! But here's a list of a few (rare) snack favorites:

* yogurt
* hummus and pita
* peanut butter on graham crackers
* pistachios or other nuts
* raisins
* Meijer brand Chocolate Cranberry Rush Trail Mix(chocolate & white chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries, almonds, cashews, peanuts) YUMMY! :)
* simple (kid friendly but not really that healthy) trail mix (mini-marshmallows, chocolate chips, & raisins)
* chips & salsa (for hubby more than kids)
* nachos (chips covered with salsa, grated cheese, black beans, and jalapenos; baked until the cheese melts)
* cinnamon toast

that's more ideas than I thought I had, maybe I should have written my own post...oh well.

MaryLu said...

I'm looking forward to collecting these, my kids are always STARVING when they come home from school. I really needed some new tricks up my sleeve.
Thanks, Gayle!

Heather Kay said...

I don't have a blog but thought I'd tell you two we enjoy. Chocolate muffins, one chocolate cake mix, one can pumpkin, water called for on the box, little cinnamon, 1/4 cup mini choc chips. Blend all ingredients.
Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes.
These are delicious and low fat with some fiber from the pumpkin. Only 2 points a piece on Weight Watchers!
Mock ice cream sandwiches
chocolate pudding mix
1 3/4 cup milk
1 cup cool whip
graham crackers

Mix the pudding & milk thoroughly stir in the cool whip, spread on graham cracker halves, top with another cracker, freeze on baking sheets. You can play with flavors and add in's. My kids like mini marshmallow stirred in and sometimes we dip them in mini chocolate chips.

Thank you for supplying us with all of these helpful tips!

YogaMama said...

One of my favorite healthy little snacks is Ginger Snaps dipped in Peanut Butter... yummie!