Welcome To The 54th Masterpiece Monday!


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Wow, for me, it's not very easy to be happy and thankful unless everything is going along the way I like it to.
Just this morning, I was whining to myself about wanting to make enchiladas for dinner and not having any tortilla's.  My options were:
Waste gasoline going to the store for one item and while there find lot's of other things to buy, therefore going off the budget I'm trying to stay on.
~or~
Make something else that I don't feel like making.
~or~
 I can be thankful in ALL circumstances, because God cares about even our most minor problems. "So, thank you Lord, that I'm out of tortilla's, hallelujah! I will let You solve this one! " I prayed.  Right then,  I remembered that I have had a recipe for homemade tortilla's sitting in my recipe box for 3 years, that I never even tried!
Wasn't it me who was saying how I want to lead a simpler life? What's more simple than making your own tortilla's? The recipe is so easy and it's even cheaper than buying them at the 99 cent store, though I'm not going to stop buying them from there. But I will learn to make do at times when I can.

Homemade Flour Tortillas
2 cups of flour*
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 Cup of Shortening*
1/2 cup of cold water

Combine flour and salt well. Cut in shortening. Add water and mix well. Divide into 10 balls and roll out flat. Toast them on a medium to hot griddle. 

* I used whole wheat flour and margarine which contained no trans fats or hydrogenated oils.
 I rolled them between layers of wax paper using a drinking glass.
 I know, round they are not. But when you roll them into enchiladas you can't tell. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a cheap tortilla press.
 Oh yeah.... this is the good stuff! I just roll up my tortillas with Jack cheese inside, topped it with green sauce, topped that with more Jack cheese and sprinkled it with green onion.  I baked it 325' for 30 minutes.  I served it with some leftover rice, which I mixed with red salsa.



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1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
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oxoxoxoxo,


..: Welcome To The 54th Masterpiece Monday!

Thursday, January 5

Welcome To The 54th Masterpiece Monday!


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Wow, for me, it's not very easy to be happy and thankful unless everything is going along the way I like it to.
Just this morning, I was whining to myself about wanting to make enchiladas for dinner and not having any tortilla's.  My options were:
Waste gasoline going to the store for one item and while there find lot's of other things to buy, therefore going off the budget I'm trying to stay on.
~or~
Make something else that I don't feel like making.
~or~
 I can be thankful in ALL circumstances, because God cares about even our most minor problems. "So, thank you Lord, that I'm out of tortilla's, hallelujah! I will let You solve this one! " I prayed.  Right then,  I remembered that I have had a recipe for homemade tortilla's sitting in my recipe box for 3 years, that I never even tried!
Wasn't it me who was saying how I want to lead a simpler life? What's more simple than making your own tortilla's? The recipe is so easy and it's even cheaper than buying them at the 99 cent store, though I'm not going to stop buying them from there. But I will learn to make do at times when I can.

Homemade Flour Tortillas
2 cups of flour*
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 Cup of Shortening*
1/2 cup of cold water

Combine flour and salt well. Cut in shortening. Add water and mix well. Divide into 10 balls and roll out flat. Toast them on a medium to hot griddle. 

* I used whole wheat flour and margarine which contained no trans fats or hydrogenated oils.
 I rolled them between layers of wax paper using a drinking glass.
 I know, round they are not. But when you roll them into enchiladas you can't tell. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a cheap tortilla press.
 Oh yeah.... this is the good stuff! I just roll up my tortillas with Jack cheese inside, topped it with green sauce, topped that with more Jack cheese and sprinkled it with green onion.  I baked it 325' for 30 minutes.  I served it with some leftover rice, which I mixed with red salsa.



Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.


oxoxoxoxo,


25 Comments:

At January 7, 2012 at 8:27 AM , Blogger Artsy VaVa said...

Ask and you shall receive! Looks delicious!!!

 
At January 7, 2012 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Mexican food is my favorite and there is nothing more tasty then fresh tortillas!! You have my mouth watering!

 
At January 7, 2012 at 9:37 AM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, this look yummy! Thanks for the recipe and for hosting. Hope you visit, I have a one year anniversary giveaway, all you have to do is comment on it, that's it!
FABBY

 
At January 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much sweet lady! Good luck to you. Hugs,
FABBY

 
At January 7, 2012 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Diana said...

Those enchiladas look yumm-o! I actually have a tortilla press, but I haven't made tortillas in quite some time. This is inspiring me to break it out this week. I think I even have some green sauce in the pantry!

 
At January 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM , Anonymous Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Very resourceful of you, Mary. And probably healthier than what you can buy in the store. And I love the idea of mixing salsa with rice! I'm trying to eat vegetarian - just started - and your meal sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing! And for hosting :)
Lynn

 
At January 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Coral and Coast said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for hosting and choosing my house reno as one of your top 10 picks for last week :) xo Kirsty

 
At January 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM , Blogger The French Hutch said...

These look delicious. I've never made homemade, always go for the packaged ones. Great easy peasy recipe. Thanks and thank you for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

 
At January 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM , Blogger Crimson Heart Studios said...

I'm so hungry, this looks yummy!

 
At January 8, 2012 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! Those look delicious! Thanks for hostessing too!
Cindy

 
At January 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM , Anonymous Chris said...

Hi Mary, these sure look tastey. I have never made my own from scratch so this should be interesting when I try the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

 
At January 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM , Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Such a neat idea. You are one smart lady.
Blessings, Ginger

 
At January 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM , Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Just so you know, I am in love with Festus! Hugs

 
At January 8, 2012 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Jann Olson said...

Oh Mary, Chile Verde is my favorite Mexican food. Just love that green sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the tortillas. Would love to try this. Thanks so much!
Jann

 
At January 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Heaven's Walk said...

Mary ~ isn't it amazing how God finds a way of getting our attention? :) And I love the fact that you recognized Him speaking to you! :) Bless you, girlie!

xoxo laurie

 
At January 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM , Blogger AshTreeCottage said...

I have never made homemade tortillas ~ but I sure will now! My hubby will love it!! Thanks for hosting Mary.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

 
At January 8, 2012 at 8:47 PM , Blogger Becca said...

I just pinned your tortilla recipe on Pinterest because I will be trying it this week, hopefully.

 
At January 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Your recipe looks sooo good. Thanks for sharing. Thanks too for hosting. Love linking.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:10 AM , Blogger Maggie said...

Joining you for the first time this week and I can see that some of my friends are already here!
In my excitement(!) I misspelled my link title.
It should read "Copycat Mantlepiece",c'est la vie.
Thanks for hosting what looks like a fun party.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:30 AM , Blogger Curtains in My Tree said...

What faith you have

I would have drove to the store and like you said buyother things also

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Drama Mama Lori said...

I love your blog header, it makes me miss the beach so much!! Just linked up, thanks for hosting! New follower!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Di said...

I am a new follower, I linked up today. Thanks for hosting Di from cottage-wishes.blogspot.com

 
At January 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mary! They look yummy! Sorry to be late to the party...we had some family illness. Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

 
At January 9, 2012 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Scribbler said...

Thanks for hosting! Your enchiladas look mighty tasty -- I have only once tried making tortillas, and I think I did it with masa meal. They were not spectacular! I might try these with the flour.

 
At January 13, 2012 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Creations By Cindy said...

Boy does this look good!

 

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