Taco Tuesday – Getting Organized

My menu plan this week changed a little bit because I bought a large pack of hamburger meat over the week-end. On Monday, we had hamburgers. While I was cooking those, my son browned half of the meat for me to use in tacos and spaghetti. So today, we had Taco Tuesday. I also decided to use some of the Masa I bought a few weeks ago to try my hand at making homemade tortillas. I used the directions on the bag, and instead of using a tortilla press, I used plastic wrap and a frying pan to flatten the dough into thin tortillas before I cooked them.

 

The basic recipe for the tortillas was to use 1 cup of water to 1 cup of masa. I mixed it by hand and let it rest for 5 minutes after mixing. Then I rolled it into golf-ball sized dough balls. Next, I placed one dough ball between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. I used a skillet to flatten the dough. As I was doing this, I was preheating my iron skillet with a little bit of olive oil. Once my pan was heated, I placed the tortilla in the pan and cooked for 60 seconds on each side. After cooking, I put it on a paper towel while I cooked the additional tortillas. My recipe made 8 tortillas. They were delicious, and I will make them again when I make enchiladas or tacos. They were easy to make, too.

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Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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