Sports night dinner solutions

In a hurry? If you have kids in grade school, you are probably spending many of your evenings driving to sports events, school performances, etc. In many occasions you have dinner at the game or while waiting for a rehearsal. For those hectic nights, you do not need to buy fast food, which has much more fat content and less nutritional value. You can still have a great dinner, if you get smart and plan ahead, use your left overs and get creative! Mexican food can be made simply and the taste is always fabulous!

Here I will present you with some ideas for a quick to go dinner.


Molletes, or "Mexican Bruschetta"

Some people call this dish the “Mexican bruschetta”. In Mexico we call them Molletes. This is the fastest meal you can make, with great flavor and very portable! Not to mention it needs very few, affordable ingredients. Just remember to add the salsa until you are ready to eat them (pack it on the side).


1 French bagette

1 can of black refried beans

1 or 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese blend

Cut the bagette in medium slices.

Spread refried beans on each slice.

Add shredded cheese.

Broil in the oven for 5-7 minutes, depending on your preference for crispness.

Serve with Salsa Molcajete (see Popular Recipes: on top of each Mollete or Pico de Gallo.

Carne Asada Burritos


I make these all the time! If you grilled some steak and have some left overs, please use them here! Works great with pork carnitas too. Check out my website ( to add salsa verde to your burrito (make it ahead of time, once you cook the salsa, it will last 2 weeks refrigerated).


Flour tortillas, burrito size

1 avocado

1 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 cup shredded mexican cheese mix, or queso oaxaca

Grilled steak (can be skirt steak, sirloin tips, hanger steak) chopped

Warm the tortillas in a griddle.

Grill steak to your taste, or warm it up in a skillet

In the tortilla, place slices of avocado, add steak, sprinkle some chopped onion and cilantro, shredded cheese.

Roll it up and wrap in aluminum foil.

Add Salsa Verde or enjoy your burrito by itself!

Shrimp Cocktail

This is a great fresh dinner for a sports night. Make it before you leave, pack it in a cooler and bring enough disposable cups and spoons because you will have to share! I brought this to my son’s baseball game the other night and it was a huge hit.

Serves 4


3 cups of cooked salad shrimp (small)

1 seedless cucumber, chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded, chopped

1/4 red onion, chopped

1 roma tomato, chooped

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

1 avocado, peeled, cut in small cubes

juice of 8 limes

1 cup of ketchup

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a big bowl, chill it and enjoy! I serve it in cups and eat it with a spoon and saltines on the side.You will find its taste really refreshing!

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!!! Have fun wherever you go!