Food for thought

Food is on my brain today, so here are some food-related quotes. Stay tuned for another recipe later!

“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.” ~Voltaire

“A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed.” ~George Rosenbaum

“Worries go down better with soup.” ~Jewish Proverb

“I’m not sure what makes pepperoni so good – if it’s the pepper or the oni.” ~Ulrik Stephens

I made these tortilla’s to go with taco’s tonight, and they are excelente!

Homemade Flour Tortilla’s

Serves: 8-10

2 c. all purpose flour      –      1 tsp. baking powder     –     1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp. shortening     –     1/2 c. warm water

1. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until combined. Gradually add warm water, tossing together until dough can be gathered into a ball (if necessary, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Knead dough 15 to 20 times. Let dough rest for 15 minutes.

2. For 8-inch tortillas, divide dough into 12 equal portions; shape into balls. (For 10-inch tortillas, divide dough into 8 equal portions; shape into balls.)

3. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pine to flatten out each ball of dough into an 8-inch (or 10-inch) circle. Stack the rolled-our tortillas between 2 pieces of waxed paper.

4. Carefully peel off top sheet of waxed paper. Place tortilla, paper side up, on a medium-hot ungreased skillet or griddle. As tortilla begins to heat, carefully peel off remaining sheet of waxed paper. Cook tortilla about 30 seconds or until puffy. Turn and cook about 30 seconds more or until edges curl up slightly. Wrap tortillas in foil if using immediately. Makes 12 (8-inch) or 8 (10-inch) tortillas.

Nutrition Information (This is for the WHOLE recipe, NOT for one tortilla!)

  • Calories 89
  • Total Fat (g) 2
  • Saturated Fat (g) 1
  • Sodium (mg) 120
  • Carbohydrate (g) 15
  • Fiber (g) 1
  • Protein (g) 2

For those following the Weight Watchers Plan, these are 0 Points per tortilla!


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