Monday, June 16, 2008

Money-saving Monday!

I love tortillas!

I love how one bag of 20 fajita size tortillas can feed a crew from breakfast to snack time, too. Here's how:

Breakfast Tacos
Scramble some eggs. Add crumbled ground turkey sausage, cheese, etc. Spoon onto a tortilla and serve.

Lunch Wraps
Take your favorite lunch meat, and lay a slice or two on a tortilla. Add a sprinkle of shredded cheese, if you like. Also add lettuce and/or fresh spinach leaves or green onion. Spread a teaspoon of salad dressing on top, and roll up for a tasty lunch treat

Make quesadillas or burritos. Use cooked meat of your choice--chicken, beef, or pork. Top with cheese and/or grilled onions.

Yummy Snack
Slice a flour tortilla into quarters. Fry in a saucepan of hot oil for about a minute on each side. Remove and place on paper towel lined plate. Dust with cinnamon and sugar and a drizzle of honey.

Yield: 4 snacks/meals using 5 tortillas for each person. If you have big eaters, get two bags of tortillas. Or get the larger burrito size tortillas.

I've never tried making my own tortillas, but I love the taste of fresh ones. Our local Tex-Mex place, Jalisience (I probably butchered the spelling), makes their own. I'm not a big fan of corn tortillas (the bagged ones always taste rubbery to me), but I might try some of their fresh tortillas.



susansbooks said...

My grandson and I love flour tortillas wrapped around cheese and pepperoni and heated in the microwave, and our very favorite dish is chimichanguas (flour tortillas filled with beans, hamburger, cheese, salsa, black olives and sour cream, and fried in oil. What a tasty topic!

Darlene Franklin said...

Tortillas are great all-round breads. You can also use them to make empanadas (fill them with fruit & fold over.)