Lego Movie influenced, each week we celebrate Taco Tuesday, resulting in our usual eating out on Friday night at a Mexican restaurant to fall by the wayside. I'm a little tired of tacos, as good as they are, but heaven forbid we miss a stuffed tortilla Tuesday night because the kids will have a total conniption. They wouldn't mind eating Mexican food twice a week, but the youngest one only eats a cheese filled tortilla anyway, so I really have to switch things up for him the rest of the week with his other favorite foods like grilled cheese, cheese and crackers, grated cheese in a pile on his plate and string cheese (Napoleon sigh.)
My grocery store sells these.
Only five ingredients! Tortillas are the devil. Take a look at the amazingly long list of ingredients on any tortilla package and you'll find lots of unpronounceable words. Those delicious flat circles sit on the shelf for a while, needing to not mold and those preservatives prevent that. I started making my own tortillas but couldn't seem to get the texture right. I figure it's because I wasn't using lard. I haven't seen that since visiting my great grandma's house in the early 80's. Who still buys that?
Cook these bad boys up in a screaming hot pan, 30 seconds for each side. They are delicious. I always make extra, wrap and refrigerate for lunchboxes the next day. They can be warmed in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Once I fill and roll them, I'll wrap them in plastic to keep them tight until lunch time. The kids love Wednesday's leftover taco lunches and I don't have to wonder what 's for lunch that day, every....single...........week.