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!
Along with our Buddig Premium Deli lunchmeats, I used flour tortillas and a package of shredded Cheddar Jack cheese.
Take six folded slices of Black Forest ham and slice both lengthwise and at an angle to cut it into smaller pieces.
Place a flour tortilla in the tortilla maker, and distribute the cut ham between the six “pockets” formed by the quesadilla maker’s pan.
Top with shredded cheese and a second tortilla. Cook for three minutes.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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!