Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tortilla Sandwich

My kids love this "sandwich" and they even love making their own! It's great if you run out of bread and have tortillas on hand. Or try making homemade tortillas!

Cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, sliced or grated)
Meat (sliced lunch meat or hot dogs)

Place tortilla on microwave-safe plate. Place cheese on one end and meat toward the middle or other end.

Microwave for about 30 seconds. Carefully remove from microwave; the tortilla will be hot and the cheese should be mostly melted. Starting from the meat side, roll the tortilla up. Place seam-side down until cool.

Build-your-own "Lunchables"

Crackers (Ritz are what we usually have on hand).
Sliced Cheese (pre-sliced, or slices from a brick)
Meat (lunch meat slices, hot dogs)

1. Cut cheese and meat into 1" squares
2. Place crackers, meat and cheese together in a sandwich box*
3. Allow kids to assemble their own "sandwiches"

*I have been known to cut wax paper into squares and fold separator boxes for the different sandwich elements. If you're interested, look here.

Homemade Tortillas

2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Warm Water

Mix the Flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in the shortening until there are no more chunks. Add the water last. Stir until in forms a soft dough. Knead until all the flour is mixed in and the dough cleans the bowl. I sometimes need to add a little more water, like a teaspoon. The dough should be soft but not sticky. Divide into 8 balls and let sit, covered for 15 minutes. You know they are ready when white spots appear on the dough. Roll out and cook on a griddle or pan on medium high heat. they will usually start to bubble up, Don't pop the bubbles. If they don't it is okay. they cook fast. Cook on each side for about 30 seconds. the tortilla will turn white and get light brown spots when done. put into tortilla warmer, they will soften up in the warmer.