Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Homemade Tortillas and a Rainy Day

Today I made some delicious tortilla! Actually, I made a batch Sunday and put a Salmon, rice and spinach mixture in them. My husband loved them! So, this time I made three batches.
I got the recipe from this brand new book: Wraps and Roll-Ups by Dona Z. Meilach.
So simple!
Flour, baking powder, salt, butter and water!
 I made three different styles.
1. Spinach
2. Light wheat (1/2 c.)
3. Wheat
*I also use unbleached all-purpose flour
 I made 6 smaller balls(top right) to use for fish tacos tomorrow. Mmmm!
 After I rolled all the balls I cleaned up my MESS!
This is halfway cleaned up.
I am so thankful for my food processor.
I probably wouldn't make the tortillas if I didn't have one.
It would be very hard to incorporate the butter and water.
 I then set up my assembly line.
Having both my griddle and pan lets me cook three at once.
 Try to work quickly because towards the end my dough balls were getting dried out.
 A pile of warm yumminess!
 8 Wheat, 4 Light Wheat normal, 6 Light Wheat small, 8 Spinach
 I packaged up 12 of the shells with wax paper between 3 layers.
So: 4 shells, paper, 4 shells, paper, 4 shells
So then they would be easy to remove.
 Now on to making something yummy to go in my tortilla shells.
I couldn't do anything with meat b/c it is all in the freezer.
So I decided on a breakfast burrito!
Voila! Spinach, Veggie Breakfast Burrito with Fresh Chives on a Homemade Spinach Tortilla Shell.
And this little guy kept me company the whole time!
 Step 1: Crawl to the door.
 Step 2: Get onto my knees.
 Step 3: Pull myself up.
 Step 4: Realize the door knob is way too high.
Step 5: Beg Mommy to let me go play in the rain.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thrift Store Treasure: A Mason Jar!?

I love to peruse the local thrift stores. (Good Will and RedRacks) and I usually find something I can't live without. As long as it's a steal of a deal! Well, my mom and I were on our way to check out when this little glass jar with an orange lid caught my eye.

I love kitchen items! And the price was only 99 cents! Only problem?? Not quite sure what I'm going to do with it. I bought it anyways. I'd find a use for it! My mom suggested a bug jar for the little bugs Levi catches. He's 8 months! Not quite time to put it to that use. :D

In the mean time I need a good use for it. So, if you have an idea please let me know! Otherwise it will just sit on my shelf and look cool.

And Scotch has some new labeling tape out. I had a coupon so I figured I'd try it! Looks pretty fun on my food jars! (I sprinkle Chia Seeds on my oatmeal and salads and such.)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Venison and Quinoa Sloppy Joes on Homemade Hamburger Buns with Homemade French Fries: Yummy!

Today I made a classic meal with a twist. Last fall my husband got a couple of deer so we have a freezer full of deer meat. And I had some leftover quinoa. The other day I cooked up some quinoa for Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa muffins(I'll post that recipe later). I'm a huge fan of stretching my meat recipes. For example, I like to make taco meat with ground beef, lentils, brown rice and black beans. Much cheaper and you get some healthy foods in there too.

So... back to the sloppy joes. I made it easy by using a can of Manwich. Usually I make my own, but I just so  happened to get the Manwich for super cheap.
For my homemade hamburger buns I had some bread dough sitting in my fridge. (This bread recipe is a No Knead dough that can sit in your fridge for up to nine days.) I made a Batard a few days ago with half of it.

I got the recipe from this book- 200 Fast & Easy Artisan Breads by Judith Fertig. I've been to one of her classes- where I purchased a copy of this book. And she signed it! :D

My husband and I love bread! And I just might eat one of these later with some butter and honey...

I love making homemade french fries. This french fry cutter is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. Just drizzle on some oil, salt, pepper and, if you like, some chili powder, garlic powder or cornmeal(we added this way when I was little)

One last note- I love to melt the cheese! Just put the bottom half of the bun on a cookie sheet, top with your cheese and pop it in a turned off oven for 5 minutes. (Should still be warm from baking your fries)
Does any one else love Ooey Gooey Messy Burgers? (HUGE Mary Kate and Ashley fan when I was little- remember It Takes Two?)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

No nap for me Mommy!

Hi blogging world. So sorry for the long leave. Mommyhood has kept me very busy and the last thing I want to do at end of the day is be at the computer. (I know myself too well to know ten minutes easily turns into an hour.)
Right now I'm relaxed on the couch with an almost asleep baby in my arms. He's been up since 7 with only a few snoozes in my arms. Sometimes the transfer to the crib wakes him and then he stands up and either smiles like his ten minute snooze was a long two hour nap or he cries.
Not napping today is unusual for him. He naps in the morning. Naps in the afternoon and sometimes even a short one around 5. And I'm very lucky that he sleeps through the night.
And I think today I just might stay on the couch with my boy, cuddle him close and take a nap too. Everything else can wait.

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