Tortilla cooking

I saw this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and Pinterest objections aside (Spam! How is there so much spam?) (Attribution! People pin and repin and like and forget that content comes from somewhere!) I was excited to try these. The only modification I made was using a cast iron skillet instead of non-stick- oh, and I didn’t have enough olive oil, so I used about 1T olive oil and 2T canola.

Cast Iron Pan

The tortillas were easy to roll out, although next time I’ll try to get a bit thinner- my last two were much thinner than the first two!



We ate the tortillas with green peppers and onions that AB sauteed, shredded leftover beef roast from Sunday’s crockpot, and cheese & salsa. The tortillas were delicious, and hopefully they’ll hold up– the recipe made eight, but we only ate half of them (because, well, eight tortillas is a lot!).

Homemade Pizza!

Last Friday, AB and I made homemade pizza! We used this recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day for the
crust, then used cheap jarred pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, and parmesan! We don’t have a pizza stone or peel, but floured the pan to ensure a clean removal. The crust is the real star, flavorful and with an excellent crumb. The dough makes enough for two pizzas in our pan, so we had the second pizza Wednesday- long after the leftovers were gone. The dough was still excellent five days in the refrigerator later, and the second pizza was as good as the first. :)

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice
Last night for dinner, I made Pork Fried Rice. It was my first time making fried rice of any sort, and I think it turned out tasty! I worked partially from this recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef, although I forgot to get mushrooms, and made a few more modifications. I used leftover pork from a roast AB made earlier this week, and cooked the rice Thursday night. I used canola oil, as I have a tendency to ignore the lower smoke point of olive oil, and cooked diced carrots and green onions first, then after about 3 minutes I added ginger and peas, then shortly after the rice and pork and soy sauce. Cooking the egg in the same pan was a bit tricky, but it’s a quick process. We added sesame seeds before serving, and I wish I had toasted them

The meal was well received, and I had the leftovers today for lunch. I plan on making this more in the future!