While we all look forward to days off and home-cooking, who knew we would be spending so much of 2020 stuck inside cooking?? It's 6 months into this new normal in our house and we have begun to form new habits when it comes to our food. My family is learning to serve only what they can eat, expanding the list of foods they're willing to try, and (most important!) how to use leftovers.
Whether you self-quarantined at the first news of a worldwide pandemic or you waited until you were forced to stay home, by now you're probably running out of ideas for what to make for breakfast, lunch, dinner...snack...snack...and more snacks! Now that school is back in session and our district is utilizing remote learning, I have had to prep more meals than ever before. I am working from home most days of the week and I've realized it's time to start being creative and thrifty.
I've got some great news for you. Our tortillas and chips satisfy both creativity and thriftiness. You can stock up on one package of flour tortillas, corn tortillas, and tortilla chips for meals you can easily throw together at any time of day. One package of our 24 or 30 count Gorditas flour tortillas can be used for 4-5 meals. They're a great substitute for bread which can be a welcome change. Corn tortillas and tortilla chips are also so versatile that you can easily create several meals on the fly without much fuss. So read on to see some of my favorite ways to use our La Tapatia or Sol de Oro products during this unprecedented time.
Let's Get it Started...
When you're tired of the usual frozen waffles and cereal bit, give our corn tortillas a try. One of the easiest ways to start your day is with a breakfast taco. Add some scrambled eggs and breakfast sausage or bacon...you can't go wrong. For all our vegan friends, skip the eggs and just add your favorite legumes and veggies. All the usual taco toppings will add layers of flavor. Use our Original Recipe Cooked Corn Tortillas or the Sol de Oro Super Grande Yellow Corn tortillas. If you have a partner or kid with a big appetite, you may consider a breakfast burrito. Same fillings, different tortilla. Our Gorditas or Burrito Size flour tortillas make this easy peezy. Breakfast burritos can also be made and wrapped in plastic, then frozen for future use. If you have athletes, this is a great meal prep idea. Anyone else have staggered school start times?? Burritos are perfect for prepping once and then wrapping in foil so each person can eat when they're ready. My mom made burritos for my sisters and I throughout high school. I often ate mine in the car and on the way to class each morning!
Is it lunch time yet???
During a normal work day, I find myself either shocked that it's two hours past lunch or agonizing over the fact that it's not yet noon. But when you're home and not on a schedule, you might want to give yourself a little treat at lunch time. Grab your corn tortillas and bake yourself some tostadas.