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I have three littles in school this year. Evelyn, my youngest (my baby!) begins Pre-K in a couple of weeks. I’ve been making supply lists while she’s deciding between a unicorn or puppy backpack during our shopping trips to Walmart. She’s my firecracker child. You know, the kind of child friends call spirited. That’s my Evelyn girl. It’s reflected in her wild hair and mischievous little gap-toothed grin. I can’t help but worry about whether her teachers can handle all that spirit in between backpack choosing. Evelyn has been my sidekick for four and a half years, carpooling big brothers to and from school, running errands, grocery shopping, laundry, and everything else. Both of us are going to have a completely new season of life in several short days and I’m doing all of the classic mama fretting.
One way I’m planning on giving her comfort while she takes on her first year of school is through some of her favorite meals. Easy Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas are one of the foods on her will-eat-most-days-list and not only will they be easy to pack for school lunches, but they make a simple dinnertime solution as well when made together with some veggies or a side salad. These quesadillas are extra awesome because I use a couple shortcuts (I don’t sacrifice flavor or quality!) to keep them easy to throw together on a crazy busy school night.
Three of the key ingredients are: Swanson® Premium Chicken, Pace® Salsa, and V8 Splash®. You can hover over my image to shop for each of these items!
I start by lightly buttering my griddle and placing a flour tortilla over it. Then I add loads of shredded cheddar cheese.
And then add some Swanson® Premium Chicken straight from the can since it’s already cooked and ready to use. This is the secret to the simplicity of my recipe.
Then I add some oregano and garlic salt.
And top it all with another flour tortilla.
I spread a little butter over the top tortilla before flipping my quesadilla to finish cooking.
Once the cheese is melty and chicken is nice and warm, I remove it and let it rest for about a minute or so before cutting it into slices.
Just look at that melty cheese!
I usually serve Easy Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas with a side of Pace® Salsa for dipping. They offer genuine southwest flavor in a variety of textures and heat levels, so whatever mood Little Miss Spirit is in, they have an option for her.
Evelyn prefers hers with a cold (why she emphasizes cold, I don’t know…spirited, remember?) glass of lemon-lade. We keep a bottle of V8 Splash® in Pink Lemonade flavor special for her and I feel good about it because it offers great taste and nutrients since it’s made with real fruits and vegetables. Just don’t tell Evelyn, please, ha!
As a mother, food is often my love language and one of my favorite ways to express my love to my children. I’m thankful that Campbell Soup Company products makes is simple for me to serve up her favorite comfort foods and ease her through a new life chapter in school. Life has many seasons, but mom’s Easy Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas are dependably delicious!