There was supposed to be a sports award potluck dinner last night for the high school lacrosse team. But it was rescheduled, leaving me with two dozen barbecued chicken legs.
For one night, maybe two, my family will be happy with chicken legs but, after that, the leftover-disguise plan needs to come into play. Because tortillas are a staple in my pantry, my thoughts turn to chicken quesadillas. Shredding some chicken and grating cheese takes almost no time, and for some kitchen fun, I whip together a lively tomatillo salsa. (Out of time? There are plenty of tasty store-bought salsas.)
With summer ahead, and lots of picnics and potlucks to attend, grilled chicken legs are a great idea, and if plans change, head for the tortillas.
Morgan is author of “Cooking for the Week: Leisurely Weekend Cooking for Easy Weekday Meals,” (Chronicle Books, $18.95).