What’s for lunch? “No more sandwiches!”

Disclosure: I am participating in a marketing campaign as a Buddig Deli Mom, and Buddig has supplied me with Buddig lunch meat coupons as part of this campaign. This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Buddig. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. I have received information to help promote the product as part of this giveaway.  This post contains affiliate links. Read full Disclosure Policy.
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Easy Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

It’s hard to believe my children are already a month into their summer break! July is right around the corner, and instead of packing lunchboxes or perusing the school’s hot lunch menu, their lunch routine has transitioned into raiding the fridge and saying “What’s for lunch?”

Dutifully, I’ll rattle off a list of lunch options. We always have cold cuts, cheeses and bread or sub rolls on hand, and their dad and I often make mini subs or grilled sandwiches at lunchtime. However, the kids have reached a point where they’re burned out on the same-old, same-old. Last week, my youngest said, “No more sandwiches!

What timing — two weeks ago, Carl Buddig and Company asked me to partner with them as a Buddig Deli Mom this summer and create some meals and snacks with deli meats that aren’t sandwiches! We headed to the supermarket to pick up some Buddig Premium Deli meats.

My sons picked out Buddig Black Forest Ham and Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast. What to make? The boys wanted “something hot” and “something I can eat with my hands.” Quesadillas fit the bill!

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Along with our Buddig Premium Deli lunchmeats, I used flour tortillas and a package of shredded Cheddar Jack cheese.

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Take six folded slices of Black Forest ham and slice both lengthwise and at an angle to cut it into smaller pieces.

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Place a flour tortilla in the tortilla maker, and distribute the cut ham between the six “pockets” formed by the quesadilla maker’s pan.

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Top with shredded cheese and a second tortilla. Cook for three minutes.

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Doesn’t this look yummy? Remove the quesadilla from the maker and cut it into six pieces along the score lines. You can use a knife for this, but I like to use a pizza cutter — it’s even faster!

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Once the quesadilla is cut apart, simply serve! We made both ham & cheese and turkey & cheese quesadillas, and the boys loved having a hot, “not-a-sandwich” lunch to enjoy in the sun today.

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It only takes a little creativity to make more than a sandwich, and my children are already thinking about other “not-a-sandwich” ideas that we can make with Buddig deli meats. Did you know that Carl Buddig & Company is family-owned? Their mission is to make meals and snacks more delicious for families around the country, offering premium deli meats without a premium price.

Buddig Premium Deli Meats are offered in 8-ounce and 1-pound packages in the following varieties:

  • Honey Smoked Turkey Breast
  • Black Forest Ham
  • Smoked Ham
  • Smoked Honey Ham
  • Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Rotisserie-Flavored Chicken Breast

Buddig Premium Deli Meats are lean, high-quality deli meats that are gluten free, good sources of protein, with no MSGs and lower sodium than competitor brands. Learn more about Buddig at their website, on Facebook or on Twitter.


 

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This summer, Buddig is celebrating a Summer Of Smiles with weekly giveaways! Want to enter? Post a photo of your family enjoying summer and flashing your biggest smiles on Facebook using the #BuddigSmiles hashtag. Every week through August 18, 2016, Buddig will select 12 winners at random, and each person will win a $25 American Express gift card! And…

 

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I’ve got a Buddig Deli Meats giveaway for my readers too!

One of my lucky readers will win:

  • Buddig Tote Bag
  • Buddig Pencil Case
  • Buddig Lunch Bag
  • FREE Premium Deli Coupon
  • FREE Buddig 2oz Coupon

Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win: You can even share suggestions of what not-a-sandwich snack or meal we should make next with Buddig Deli Meats!  This Buddig giveaway begins today, June 30, 2016, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on July 6, 2016 at 11:59pm CST, and on July 7, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. The winner is Karen B!

 

Save 50¢ on any ONE (1) Buddig 8oz or larger   Save $1.00 on any FIVE (5) packages of Buddig 2 oz Original
 

Disclosure: Legal: This giveaway is sponsored by Buddig. Responding to this post with a comment qualifies readers to enter. Duplicate posts do not increase chances of winning. The contest began at midnight CST on June 30, 2016 and will end at 11:59pm CST on July 6, 2016. One winner will be chosen via random-number generator on July 7, 2016 and announced the same day. Winner will receive a Buddig gift pack as shown above. Prize, information, and giveaway have been provided by Buddig. I have received information to help promote the product as part of this giveaway. I have been compensated for this giveaway. Winner will be contacted via the Private Messaging feature of JillCataldo.com and via email. If a winner does not reply to the message within 48 hours of notification, that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen. Fulfillment will be handled by Buddig. Odds of winning are determined by number of eligible entries received. Read full Disclosure Policy. Good luck to everyone!
I am participating in a marketing campaign as a Buddig Deli Mom, and Buddig has supplied me with Buddig lunch meat coupons as part of this campaign. This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Buddig. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.  This post contains affiliate links. Read full Disclosure Policy.

Comments

  1. bigmoney says

    Wraps are a standard when the sandwich overload rebellion occurs. Also love tortillas for when “no more bread” gets announced. Which I have learned doesn’t always mean we are out of bread, just that no one wants it anymore. Good to get clarification so we don’t end up with 6 loaves no one is eating.

  2. Gina says

    My kiddos like lunch meat and cheese wrapped together and then a big piece of lettuce wrapped around all of it. I’m going to try these quesadillas! Thanks.

  3. Andrea wikel fiske says

    Roll ups with ham and the chive/onion flavored soft cream cheese are yummy, spread the cream cheese on the ham and roll up, slice into 1 inch rolls, serve with toothpicks for appetizers.

  4. Norma says

    Cut up deli meat and cheese chunks on Ritz crackers is always a fun eat with your hands lunch option too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. karen b says

    We have leftovers from the nite before alot. My hubby is a farmer & he needs more than just a sandwich for lunch so I always make extra for the next day. Every once in a while we do have sandwiches but not often. this looks so yummy though might be an option once in a while :)

  6. sportnfood says

    The little pouches are perfect to slice into strips and add to salad! They are great portion control and taste great too!

  7. SSMark1 says

    I used to love the small packs of Carl Budding when I was a kid in the 70s. I wouldn’t mind trying it again.

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