My People

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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm a genius!

Rattling around in the kitchen, taking inventory of the absolute MUST haves for the week out of our dwindling grocery budget (which is also doing double duty as our gas budget, bill budget, clothing budget and everything else budget)... and I realized that Austin had not eaten most of the wraps I bought for him two grocery trips ago... meaning that those wraps would be going bad/turning green before the next major trip. So I...

sliced up the tortillas and put them on a cookie sheet coated with PAM spray... sprinkled them with cumin, garlic powder and lime salt on one batch... sprinkled the other batch with cinnamon, nutmeg and a tiny bit of sugar... and baked them. Voila! Homemade tortilla chips without any of those pesky transfatty things!

And then... I realized that I had two ripe avocados that needed to be put into use... so I mushed them up with 1/4 cup of light sour cream, half a tiny can of green chilis, cumin, garlic powder and more of the awesome lime salt... and BAM! I have guacamole to go with my tortilla chips.

Yep. I'm feeling pretty proud of myself right now. We have healthy snacky foods out of what could have been the unused discards of the week!


Dutch said...

Thanks for the great idea. I was just going through my refrigerator and noticed corn tortillas that my daughter eats with eggs that have been in there awhile. I think I will do you what you did.
Have a great Sunday.

Remo said...

Don't forget you can always fry those tortillas in canola oil for some tostada-style lovin'. Top with refried beans and healthy diced veggies and salsa.