Accommodating varying schedules

I changed the sequence of our dinners around a little bit because of schedules.  My husband had a paddle tennis match tonight at 6:30 and he wants to eat when he gets home.  I wanted to have dinner with our daughter.  Some dinners hold well and some don’t (like the salmon Dijon originally scheduled for tonight).  The chipotle and shrimp quesadillas work out well.  I cooked mine and ate and his is assembled and ready to pop into the toaster oven when he gets home.  That means he gets dinner within 10 minutes of walking in the door and I don’t have to wait.  I’ve made this before and it is very popular in my house.  You can vary the ingredients based on your family preferences.  You could also assemble the filling the night before and refrigerate until ready to assemble for a quick make ahead meal.

Chipotle shrimp and black bean quesadilla

  • 3/4 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1  – 2 tsp pureed chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (see note above)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 6″ flour tortillas
  • 1 additional TB of olive oil
  • sour cream (I use reduced fat)
  • salsa
  • 1 avocado, chopped

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add olive oil, butter, garlic and pureed chipotle.  Stir to combine for 1 minute.  Add shrimp and cook until just done.  Pour in beans and combine.  Remove from heat to a bowl and stir in cheese so it partially melts.

Divide filling between tortillas.  Top each with another tortilla and brush with olive oil.  Bake at 425 for about 10 minutes until top is golden brown and crispy.  Top with a dollop each of sour cream, salsa and chopped avocado (or guacamole).  Enjoy!


About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

One Response to Accommodating varying schedules

  1. sybaritica says:

    Nice combination of different tastes and textures!

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