I've managed to stay strong for the past year and half.
Last week, I buckled.
As far as meals, I didn't really have anything in mind for them. Aside from my favorite childhood snack- tortilla wrapped around a stick of butter.
. . . . . true story.
So. Tonight, Boyfriend and I decided to make tostadas.
WITH OUR HOMEMADE TORTILLAS.
So, heres how the tortillas went down.
Fresh out of the package, 12 uncooked flour tortillas.
The directions say to cook on each side for 30 seconds. I didn't bother to time anything, I just flipped when it started to bubble. Since the dough is not sticky, it's easy to check the underside without ruining them.
In order to prevent mine from burning, I would alternate the pan from a lit burner to a non-lit burner every few seconds.
And there you have it. Within 15 minutes, I had a dozen "homemade" flour tortillas.
Now, if you've ever had a homemade flour tortilla before you know what Mexican heaven tastes like. And I can honestly say that fresh off the pan, these taste like legit homemade tortillas. I even tried it with a little scoop of butter and OMG BUTTER BURRITO IS SO GOOD.
Boyfriend and I decided to take the "homecookingness" of it up a notch and make tostadas.
To make the tostada base, we fried two tortillas in canola oil...
...Covered the tortilla with Rosarita beans (that I may or may not have re-refried with butter because straight out of the can they look like dog food slop that not even Biscuit would eat), topped with chopped up chicken (cooked in a frying pan with olive oil, salt, pepper, and Schilling Fajitas mix), 9lbs of cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and Tapatio.
I have to admit, both of us were shocked at how flavorful and hearty this meal was. It was definitely the "homemade" touches on the tortilla, beans, and chicken that made the difference. It was a really pleasant surprise and we ate every last bite.
* At my grocery store (Vons), these are located in the refrigerated aisle, near the butter, yogurt, and cheese.