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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 8:38am | IP Logged Quote Cay Gibson

Before Ike blew through here I had two loaves of bread but I didn't realize how many people would be staying here and I decided that if all other food supplies failed we'd be eating a lot of sandwiches.

So I ran to the store at the last minute for bread.
Only to find the shelves bare, completely, of bread.

I am now stuck with lots of flour tortillas which I bought figuring we could always do wrap-sandwiches if all else failed.

Does anyone have good recipes I could use these in?

Please, no taco recipes.

Thank you!

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 9:03am | IP Logged Quote mom2mpr

Pizzas? A little sauce, toppings and cheese?
Round Lasagna? Use in place of noodles?
Wrap eggs and bacon for breakfast?
Bean Casserole? Chopped meat with taco(?) seasoning and some beans thrown in. Alternate tortillas, bean/meat mixture, and cheese.
Also, tortillas usually freeze pretty well. If you have power and can do that.
Hope that helps a little. Enjoy

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:02am | IP Logged Quote chrisv664

We get a lightly oiled cast iron skillet(be sure its good and hot), some shredded cheese (cheddar and/or peeperjack) and make quesadillas here quite frequently.My crew never seems to get tired of them. Cut into wedges and a little sour cream and salsa on the side and its lunch! Leftover taco meat sandwiched in there with the cheese is tasty, too. One dd, who shall remain nameless, eats these for breakfast

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:19am | IP Logged Quote Servant2theKing

I second the pizza, quesadilla and lasagna ideas. We've tried them all and enjoy them.

We've also slathered them with PB&J and made roll-ups . Chicken or tuna salad with lettuce are quite good rolled up in a tortilla. You can also use a cream cheese spread (flavored with salsa or seasonings is nice), add lunchmeat, roll, chill (if possible), then slice into appetizer-type servings.   

Prayers for all of you in hurricane territory. Sure would be nice if we could send you loaves of bread via internet.

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:25am | IP Logged Quote Lisbet

For lunch today I'm using leftover chili from last week (was frozen) and rolling it in flour tortillas with some cheese and sour cream! You can also make breafast burritos, with eggs, sausage, and cheese (YUM!) You can use them in place of lasagna noodles in either regular or mexican lasagna.

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:30am | IP Logged Quote Tami

Ok, I"m the only one not thinking 'healthy'!

Brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cut into wedges and bake until crisp. These also make great dippers with a chocolate pudding + cool whip type of combination. I think I had this at a Pampered Chef party.

Oh, and fried, then dusted with powdered sugar and a drizzle of chocolate sauce, they go great with Mexican fried ice cream.

Sheesh, I guess you can tell where my tastes lie.... 'where your treasure is, there will be your heart....'

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:32am | IP Logged Quote Lisbet

Tami - I shall be making one of the above for an afternoon snack!

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:33am | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

I second all of the above -- yum!!

Another possibility is mu shu pork (take out or homemade) -- Mandarin pancakes are similar in composition to flour tortillas so they adapt beautifully. Just brush the tortillas with a bit of sesame oil before filling them and rolling them, then heat in a covered skillet.

Another: use as crepes and fill with chicken and broccoli, or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs... bake, topped with cream sauce.

More: Layer deli meats, cream cheese or mayo, and grilled veggies and/or lettuce, tomatoes, onions. Roll up and secure with toothpicks. Slice into 1-inch pieces.

Lastly: Cut into strips and deep-fry, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:34am | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

LOL, I guess we were all typing at the same time!

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:36am | IP Logged Quote Tami

stefoodie wrote:
LOL, I guess we were all typing at the same time!



Really!!

Cay is incredibly inspirational!!    

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:42am | IP Logged Quote Mackfam

Lisbet wrote:
For lunch today I'm using leftover chili from last week (was frozen) and rolling it in flour tortillas with some cheese and sour cream! You can also make breafast burritos, with eggs, sausage, and cheese (YUM!) You can use them in place of lasagna noodles in either regular or mexican lasagna.


This sounds super yummy - I never thought of rolling up leftover chili!!! My kids will love this!!

I had no idea the lure of how to use tortillas would bring so many great ideas out of the woodwork!! I'm loving following along this thread!

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 10:56am | IP Logged Quote Carole N.

stefoodie wrote:

More: Layer deli meats, cream cheese or mayo, and grilled veggies and/or lettuce, tomatoes, onions. Roll up and secure with toothpicks. Slice into 1-inch pieces.



This is absolutely one of my favorites for lunch. We usually have sauted peppers and onions left over from dinner ... so yummy.

I also love them with cream cheese, avocado, and a hint of salt. We used to eat these when we were canoeing.

Can you tell I love tortillas ... and cream cheese ... and food in general?

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 11:31am | IP Logged Quote ladybugs

I make Mexican lasagna....

I layer meat, beans and cheese with tortillas...and then I pour enchilada sauce over the whole thing....

There's only leftovers because the dish I cook it in is muy grande!!!

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 11:38am | IP Logged Quote Cay Gibson

You ladies are great!

My family is going to think I'm a domestic genius.

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you can also make nice hors de'orvres (sp) we like what are called garlic bites.. you mix garlic into cream cheese.. and then spread on a tortilla and roll 'em up.. refrigerate to set.. and then slice into pinwheels.

I've added other spices and such into it and they're great.

Also.. very simple.. tortillas make a great bread to go with any number of soups/stews.. My ILS buy us tortillas every time we see them because I can't get a reasonable price in town.. we'd be hurting without them.. but mostly we use them with beans.. burritos.. or as a bread with bean soup.. but also mexican meatball soup (albondigas) or an enchilada soup..

I got the impression you didn't really want mexican recipes? but fajitas is another use.. sliced meat (beef or chicken) cooked with spices and some sauted peppers and onions and the cold toppings of cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato etc

You can also make layered enchiladas with these.. I prefer the corn tortillas in red enchiladas.. but these are perfect in the chicken cream sort of white enchiladas.. I make a white sauce with green chile and onion and layer chopped up cooked chicken (or turkey) with layers of tortilla torn to fit the pan and the sauce and jack cheese (to keep it white).

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Breakfast tacos! Eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, salsa, sourcream, whatever you have.....we love em here in San Antonio!

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 11:55am | IP Logged Quote Angi

Our fave tortilla sandwich is avacado spread on tortilla with roast beef lunch meat, swiss cheese, and tomato slice. Layer and roll - YUMMY!
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Cay Gibson wrote:


My family is going to think I'm a domestic genius.


You are, darling, you are!!   

We'll all vouch for you!

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 12:55pm | IP Logged Quote Cay Gibson

Tami, you are too sweet. Thank you for the boost of confidence. I needed it at this very moment.

JodieLyn wrote:

I got the impression you didn't really want mexican recipes?


Oh, not at all. Sorry I wasn't clear on that, JodieLyn. Mexican dishes are great. I just didn't want anyone saying "Make tacos" because that's a given and we're "tacoed out" .

I'm like a Mexican jumping bean hopping around over this thread. All these tortillas and so many ideas now. I don't know where to start!!!

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Posted: Sept 17 2008 at 12:59pm | IP Logged Quote MarilynW

I found this great Martha Stewart recipe last week that everyone loved - black bean and tortilla pie. Cook canned black beans with onion, cumin and beer Layer in a pie pan (or even better a spring cake tin) tortillas, black bean, cheese - ending with cheese and topping with scallions. Bake. Yum yum it was a big hit here

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