OK, so when I embarked on this Food Friday journey, I didn’t mean for my blog to turn into a food blog. My apologies for not having posted since the last Food Friday. I promise to get back to DIY projects and home renovations next week! It’s been a long week. Over the weekend, I celebrated two very special occasions – my beautiful sister’s Bachelorette party and the Mister’s and my anniversary – yep, we made it a whole year and moving in together without killing each other. I’ll toast to that! 🙂
Recovering from the weekend, I wasn’t in much of a DIY mood and then Wednesday evening we got the horrible news that my mother had been in a car accident driving back from work. Thankfully everyone is OK, but her car was totaled thanks to some jerk driving a big jacked up pickup that plowed right into her passenger side. As so many have been writing on her FB wall, it’s just a piece of metal, that can be replaced. My mother cannot. I am so incredibly thankful that she was able to walk away. The mister and I are off to Fredericksburg this weekend to help out around their house and just spend some much-needed quality veg time with the parents.
So with everything going on this week, we kept things pretty simple in the kitchen. A lot of working with leftovers. One night we had literally everything for an epic taco night except for the tortillas, so I Googled around and found a great easy-to-make recipe from Taste of Home. If you’ve got the few extra minutes, I highly recommend making your own because I guarantee you’ve got all the ingredients already.
- 2 c. flour (you’ll want a little extra for when you’re rolling them out)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 c. water
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the oil and water. Knead on a floured surface a few minutes. Set aside and let rest for about 10 minutes. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Take each piece, roll into a ball, and then roll out with a rolling pin until fairly thin. Heat a pan on medium-high heat. Lightly spray with a cooking spray. Cook each tortilla for about a minute on each side lightly browning. Tip: While one is cooking, roll out the next one. Keep them in a warm oven or steam right before eating to reheat.
Tip: When reheating, we found it was better to steam than to toast. Toasting caused the tortilla to have an almost stale chewiness to it which was difficult to eat.
They were so easy to make and were really the perfect amount for 2 people. And of course, just like with pasta after buying our pasta roller, we’ve come to the realization that the little extra work is so worth it. We’re never going back to store bought. Using the grilled steak and veggies left over from our anniversary dinner, we managed to have a pretty epic mid-week taco night. Not bad for leftovers!