Back to school and back to realty!

First Day of School 2022-2023. Moose 9th grade, Alivia 8th grade, Nick 6th grade.

We had a crazy busy fun filled summer. I know I have not posted any new recipes in quite some time. My kids have kept my summer slammed! I am in a place in life where I acknowledge I have a limited time with them still at home so I am taking full advantage of spending my summers focusing on them. Below are some of my favorite pictures from our summer.

Getting back to realty and attempting to be organized does feel amazing. We spent Labor Day focused on that. We made 48 egg bites to get us through the week with breakfast, sounds like a lot, but when you are feeding a large teenage boy they go fast! We also smoked 14 lbs. of shredded beef. One night we had Italian Beef, the next night I made a Low-Carb Shredded Beef Quesadilla’s with a Cilantro Cream Sauce, recipe below. Later in the week I made Pot Roast style vegetables topped with what was left of the beef. Prepping this way always makes our week feel less busy because we aren’t trying to figure out what to make for dinner and then rushing to the store to buy those ingredients.

Shredded Beef Quesadilla with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Shredded Beef Quesadilla

Tessa Ludwig
This recipe can be made with any type of shredded meat. It is a meal that taste as though you are eating bad! I love having it when I am struggling with cravings. It is quick and easy to make if you have left over smoked/shredded meat. My husband and I typically smoke a large roast over the weekends when we are in our busy time with the kids schedules so we can have smoked meat on hand to use for meals like this during the week.
Not only is this extremely tasty, it is also packed with protien, at 43.7 grams, and only has 11.7 grams of net carbs (7% carbs)!
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Servings 6
Calories 665 kcal


1 Griddle



  • Pre heat griddle to 350 degrees.
  • Place tortilla on griddle, add with about 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Add about 4 oz of shredded beef, drizzle sugar free BBQ sauce over the meat.
  • Add another 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Top with tortilla.
  • Let cook until cheese looks melted and tortilla is golden, flip and cook other side until tortilla is golden.
  • Serve with Cilantro Cream Sauce for dipping


Serving: 1 QuesadillaSodium: 979.9mgSugar: 1.9gFiber: 2.5gPotassium: 142.9mgCholesterol: 173.2mgCalories: 665kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 21.6gFat: 48.6gProtein: 43.7gCarbohydrates: 14.2g
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Want to be organized? But don’t know where to start…

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