Feb 10: Ham & Cheese Quesadilla; Ham, Kabocha Squash and Cheddar Quiche


Instead of toasted sandwiches, we decided to create a ham and cheese quesadilla – or at least our variation on it using a flatbread instead of tortilla. Thin sliced ham worked well.

  • The flatbreads add 50c per serve
  • Half a can of refried beans, shared across two halves: 26c
  • 2 oz of cheddar split between two is 50c per serve
  • Ham adds 8c per serve.

Lunch today was pretty good for $1.34 per serve.


Still looking for ways to use our remaining baked ham, we decided on a ‘quiche’ that not only used some of our ham, but also the other half of the kabocha squash. We decided to use the caramelized onion cheddar for added flavor but it got lost in the quiche.

We baked the squash first to intensify its flavor, and fried off the cubed ham to provide a little Maillard reaction

We made four serves, which tasted great but lacked a little structural integrity due to the many ingredients added into it.

  • Eggs are 55c each and we used three or or 41c per serve
  • The kabocha squash was $1.74 but we used the remaining half, or 22c per serve
  • Ham adds 8c per serve
  • The caramelized onion cheddar is $4.58 and we used about 1/3 or 38c per serve.

Dinner tonight was tasty and filling. Roasting the kabocha squash really amped up the flavor. All in all a satisfying dish for $1.11 per serve.

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