Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Just one of those days…

So, yesterday was one of those days where you just can’t get started.  Joseph was still in his jammies at 1:00, the dishes seemed to be jumping into the sink whenever I turned my back, and Joseph spent most of the morning plastered to my leg, or in the process of crawling towards it.

I decided to go to the zoo, got about halfway there, and realized that I forgot my stroller.  Turned around to go to Target, and realized that I didn’t have my coupons that I needed.  Got almost all of the way home when Brian called, and, during the course of the conversation, mentioned that he was sure that the zoo had strollers for rent…  We went to the park instead (thank goodness he isn’t old enough to know what the “zoo” means!!)  Anyway, you get the idea.  Just one of those days.

Around mid-afternoon, I was staring at a big bag of old, slightly stiff tortillas, when I had an idea to put a little zip in my day-

Make homemade tortilla

chips!!! (it's the little things..)

I mean, think about it- regular tortilla chips are such a pain!  You have to

1) Buy them at the store and

2) Open them.

Who has time for all that?  Much better to use up 20-30 minutes of your time for a product that is more difficult and, debatably, not quite as good!

If you are interested, here you go:

-Take cookie cutters and cut shapes out of a tortilla.

-Spray a cookie sheet, place cut-outs on it, and then spray the cut-out tortillas as well (I used Pam, but I would imagine anything would work)

-Sprinkle them with salt and maybe a little pepper

-Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes until just starting to turn golden brown

-Cool on wire racks.

Beware that these chips will go from not done at all to charcoal in, oh, about the time it takes you to use the bathroom and come back.

Here is what mine looked like- in festive shapes of course: IMG_7167

For salsa, I dumped a can of Pace in with a can of black beans and a can of corn, then mixed them together.  The original recipe calls for cilantro as well, but we don’t like it, so you be the judge.


Surprisingly crisp and tasty!  And who doesn’t want to see a cut-out cat in their salsa?



I think that these would be delicious sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, then dipped in maybe applesauce?  Brian pointed out that almost anything would be good sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, though.

So, anyway, that was what I did yesterday.  Oh, and my FAVORITE pumpkin teapot is out!

IMG_7170 It must be fall!!


Maureen said...

I love your fall teapot, too! And I am truly impressed with your festive tortilla chips and salsa... You're lucky guys Brian and Joseph!!! Love you all :)

Carrie said...

every body likes calantro!