Flowers, Homemade Tortillas, and Getting Out of Chores

Roses 01.02.13

Yay flowers! Its always a sweet surprise when my love brings home flowers for me ;0) They are super beautiful, they are orange, yellow and bright pink. Very pretty combo!

HomeMade Tortillas 01.02.13

Yep, this my friends is the first attempt at homemade tortillas…Looks like store bought tortillas, tastes like store bought tortillas, not as flexible as store bought tortillas…could have been because I do not currently own a rolling pin, so to make them thinner I had to improvise and used a wine bottle. Ahhhh Wine, always there when I need it!

I got the recipe from Pinterest. like I said, tasted great, and would have probably been better had I not used a wine bottle to roll them out…Anyway here is the recipe…

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup hot water

combine ingredients, take small pieces and roll out into circles (mine were about 3 inch rolls and made 10 tortillas). Preheat a cast iron skillet (no oil needed as long as your pan is well seasoned) place tortilla on hot pan until small bubble puff come up then flip over! Thats it! Super easy stuff!

Tech Museum 01.02.13

My boys are now teenagers, which means hanging out with nana and poppy is not on their list of top priorities. So they were not thrilled when that had to go to the “stupid” tech museum, they had lots of video games on their agenda! SOOOOO, being the supportive and understanding mom I am, I made a deal with them (you are not supposed to make deals with your children….blah, blah, blah). I told them that if they found one thing they liked at the museum, took a picture and gave me a reason why they like it then they didn’t have to do your chores today. No more whining and they were actually excited to go. Now they are safely tucked in their rooms…playing video games.