The last of the 3 part series about Back to School Recipes!
Throughout this series, we have talked about homemade frozen breakfast burritos, yummy spinoff salads, and now here we are to dinner! I have loved being able to share recipes with all of you! So, for my final two back to school recipes I decided to hit some classics, Mac and Cheese and Quesadillas!
In my mind, these are some of the most classic dishes and also happen to be pretty simple! I grew up eating Mac and Cheese from the Velveeta Box. At the time I thought it was the best thing in the world! And now, I can only make it from scratch. Believe it or not, it's not as hard as you may think!
The only ingredients you'll need are, Macaroni noodles, Butter, Flour, Milk, Cheddar Cheese, Salt and Pepper. It really is that simple. And if you cost it out, it's about the same as buying the box, but tastes SO much better! Basically what you do is, cook the pasta, melt the butter, add the flour, stir for 2 minutes, add cheese, stir until melted, and and then add noodles, stir together and season! It's really that simple! It's nice because you can also reheat for leftovers or even freeze for future use!
Quesadillas were also a childhood favorite of mine. They are so versatile that you can eat them for any meal or even as a snack. I love eating these for dinner when I'm in a pinch. So the basics of the quesadilla are two tortillas and cheese. You can add protein or veggies or keep it simple and stick with just cheese. The possibilities are endless. One little tip that I like to do, is grill my quesadilla if possible. The grill marks and a nice char flavor and get a great, almost crunchy texture!
Thanks so much sticking around for my entire back to school series! And if you're just now getting to tune in, you can read Back to School: Breakfast and Back to School: Lunch in their respective links! Make sure and tune in next Sunday to hear about my slight obsession with coffee and why I love it so much!
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!