Sunday was a very lazy day around here…we laid around, watched movies, played a little Wii…got nothing constructive done. It was cool and rainy, perfect day for such laziness. Of course, a lazy day never means no cooking here. I peered into my messy fridge, trying to come up with something, anything for lunch…I had some roasted chicken breasts needing to be eaten…what could I do with those??? I decided I would make chicken tacos…with homemade tortillas. I had been looking for an excuse to try this recipe from 100 Days of Real Food for the tortillas AND I had gotten the masa. FYI, I tried this with cornmeal…totally didn’t work, you must use masa. It was quite simple! My lesson learned: be sure to let the dough rest! The first few, I was eager to try & didn’t let it rest for long enough (I would go 15 minutes) and they really stuck once pressed! I used waxed paper to line my press (because I only had a 2 inch wide strip of plastic wrap). By the 3rd or 4th one it was working like a charm .
On to the filling, pure stroke of genius I thought …I shredded the chicken, put it in a skillet, and added the ½ jar of salsa verde I had sitting in the fridge with a smidge of water. I just let it simmer while I worked on the tortillas…it was fantastic! Darling Husband loved it, too…kids weren’t in the mood for tacos, certainly not ‘green’ ones . I shredded some super sharp cheddar, sliced a cucumber lengthwise, thinly sliced a tomato & a radish, and prepped some arugula & romaine (those last 3 items were from my neighbors garden…yum!). I added some sour cream to mine…delish!
So next time you are at a loss with what to eat…throw some stuff together, you might just surprise yourself!
Today’s secret revealed…I may spend a day making these tortillas, they are supposed to be great to freeze. I did have a tortilla press to make them with…I think it would be pretty difficult with out one.Pin It