Quesadillas are our favorite meal. It's pretty tricky to calculate the actual cost of a quesadilla meal, since it changes every time based on what we have on hand. So, I'm calling it $3.00 even.
First, make tortillas. Mix
2 cups whole white wheat flour
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cups water
For a soaked grain tortilla, add 1 tablespoons of whey, yogurt or cider vinegar, mix dough the day before and leave at room temperature until you are ready to cook it.
Divide the dough into however many quesadillas you want. We make seven, two for each adult, one for each Bobby and Daniel, and one for Dan's lunch the next day. Roll the dough into a circle. It doesn't have to be perfect, just symmetrical. Then, fry it in a dry pan on both sides.
Now, for the filling. Quesadillas can have anything you want as long as it includes cheese. We like to spread cream cheese on one half when we have it. Then start loading in meat, veggies and spices, then put more cheese on top.
Here are some combinations we like:
chicken, green onions and Cajun spice
sausage and bell peppers
beef, peppers and onions
chicken and salsa
taco beef, salsa and green onions
garlic and chicken
You can use whatever cheese you have, whatever fillings you have. It's great for using up leftovers. When you've got your ingredients assembled, fold the tortilla over. Fry it in a hot pan, flipping it over halfway through, until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy.