..: Jan 5, 2012

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.
Make something else that I don't feel like making.
 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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