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Acorn Squash and Mushroom Gravy Quesadilla

by Meghann on October 9, 2009

I had the BEST lunch today! It was proof positive that left overs still rock the next day and don’t have to be boring. 😉


Case in point: the wonderful Acorn Squash and Mushroom Gravy Quesadilla that took up the majority of my plate.


I filled a whole wheat tortilla with left over roasted acorn squash and mushroom gravy that had thickened beautifully over night. I folded the quesadilla and grilled it panini style on the george foreman.


The two flavors combined into a very fall like quesadilla. I even think the gravy tasted better today then yesterday. The leftover gravy that didn’t make it into the quesadilla I ate cold straight from the container with a spoon. Yum!

On the side I enjoyed Okra Fries dipped in Ketchup.


I didn’t have time to bake the fries, so I quickly grilled them on the george foreman. It was just enough to heat them up and leave a nice crunch.

Mid-morning I nibbled on a 1/4 cup of Mixed Nuts.


Plan B…

Turns out meeting up with the Orlando Runner’s Club for my long run on Sunday was really a blessing in disguise!

I had a mini panic attack when I realized I would have to be completing some of my longer marathon training runs on my own. I always find any double digit or higher training runs to be mentally challenging when I am on my own. I could already hear the mental excuses building up in my mind.

Thankfully Jack, who organizes the weekly run, heard that I would be training for the Disney Marathon and mentioned a few others in the group were in training for marathons in the near future as well.

He e-mailed a spreadsheet containing what weeks and how many miles people are planning to run so that I can hopefully pair up with someone running a similar distance each Sunday.

I feel this big rush of relief now knowing I will never be running a long run on my own.

My advice if you are training for a marathon yourself – check out the local runner’s club. They offer a great foundation of support and running with them makes the miles fly by.

1 Emily @ My Chubby Confessions October 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I love quesadillas and yours looks pretty scrumptious! I always think leftovers are better the next day. Especially casseroles or anything with a soupy base!

2 Melissa October 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm

looks amazing!

3 peaceloverunning October 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

your quesadilla looks delicious!

4 Diana October 9, 2009 at 2:57 pm

That lunch looks awesome. And good for you, finding other people so you can run with them. I bet it makes it a bit easier. 🙂

5 Leianna October 9, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Great leftover wrap!
I need to find a runners club for support on long runs, sounds like fun runnning with people on the same path as you are!

6 Jessica October 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Quesadilla and gravy in the same sentence? I’m hooked.

7 Lizzy October 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm

yumm lunch!!!!

i should check out some runners clubs, i think that would be so much fun, plus real motivating at the same time! 🙂

8 brandi October 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

great wrap! I love having leftovers, too. They make the best lunches.

That’s awesome you’ll have some running buddies!

9 Simone @ P:T October 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I actually had a leftovers quesadilla for lunch today too…nom nom nom!

10 Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Meghann that’s a good idea, a great way to make new friends too!

11 sue October 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm

tortillas were made for leftovers!

12 Julie October 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I love those little green nuts…they come in my tj’s trail mix. What are they exactly?? I have no idea.

13 hogeruns October 9, 2009 at 4:41 pm

That is awesome you’ll have some training buddies, the double digit runs can be very hard mentally! I really enjoy running on paths I know there will be a lot of activity on – cyclists, runners, walkers, etc…something to look over the miles! I even did my 20 miler this past weekend going past a little lake and skateboarding park, watching all the activities going on made the miles fly by!

14 on the rocks October 9, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I wish I could find some friends that want to go to the gym with me. Running on the treadmill is much easier on my knees!

15 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) October 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Acorn squash is definitely my favorite fall squash. It’s so naturally sweet I feel like I’m eating dessert, plus it’s a great color so I know I’m getting some great vitamins from it as well.

I’ll have to try the quesadilla idea!

16 Jenna October 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

who says leftovers aren’t good? i love them, they are most of the time actually better!

17 mayapamela October 9, 2009 at 6:27 pm


I’m training for the Honolulu Marathon, and I run with a running store in a town nearby on Sundays. At least half the group is training for the marathon, too, and it makes my weekly long runs so fun. I did 13 miles last weekend, a distance hard to do on my own, but I found someone at my pace, a really sweet married guy in his 30s who always has a smile on his face, and the time flew by. Great suggestions!

18 Apple Bottom Genes October 9, 2009 at 7:14 pm

That lunch looks so great. I love the combos you come up with because they’re quick, easy and healthy. And that is awesome that you found some potential running partners! Good luck as you train.

19 Emily October 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

That looks delish – I think I have to put acorn squash on my next grocery list .
When you find people to run with, do you specify what speed you like to run?

20 Trish (GirlatGym) October 9, 2009 at 8:15 pm

How cool! Glad you found some great support. It always helps to have somebody there right beside you.

21 MegaNerd October 9, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Yay for Runner’s Club!! How did you get on that email list?

22 Abby October 9, 2009 at 8:33 pm

What a great idea, I wish my area had a Runner’s Club. The quesadillas look delish!

23 Easy Losing Weight October 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm

It looks awesome!! Very healthy too.

24 Susan October 10, 2009 at 7:30 am

I’ve been meaning to meet up with my local runner’s club for-EVER! To be honest though, I’m too scared! I’m familiar with a lot of them from doing races. It’s mostly middle-aged men who’ve been running for decades, and call a 10-miler a “maintenance run.”

25 angieinatlanta October 10, 2009 at 8:39 am

What an awesome lunch idea! Looks great!

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