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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Moonbeam Helps Make Tortillas

Today Moonbeam and I went out for a long hike. I took lots of photos, but none of them turned out all that well. The best shot I obtained was one of some deer droppings. I decided to spare you all of that one. Sock Fashion Expert worked on a top secret project. Super Catman and Artdog played outside. Archer wasn't feeling all that well and spent much of the afternoon wrapped in a pastel baby blanket playing video games and intermittently napping. No one was particularly excited about me taking pictures. I kept hearing scowls and "don't post this on your blog!" Finally, after taking 80 some shots, I gave up and went off to make dinner. Moonbeam grabbed onto my legs and yelled. This is a common place in my house and I'm never quite sure how to deal with that. Sometimes I feel frustrated because I'm trying to do something. Then I remember that she won't be little for long and so I should somehow include her in what I'm doing. After all, the other four seem to occupy themselves and at times I wish they'd pull on my leg fussing for attention! Today, she helped me make tortillas. I guess the best shots come when you're not trying to take them!

Home Made Tortillas (adjusted from cooks.com)
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/3 cup warm water
Mix and cover with plastic wrap for half hour to rest.
Then roll out handfuls on a floured counter top.
Cook on medium heat until it starts to bubble and then flip over.
So easy, even a domestically challenged mom like myself can do it!
Save money at the store and eat healthier ;-)


"Indescribable" said...

a recipe I think I can handle.... except the "rest" part... I have zero patience!

Moonbeam is a cutie pie, she looks sweeter than that gallon of honey!

You're such a smart mama too - enjoying them before they're out and about - and harassing them too!

Mar said...

Catching up today on all my blogfriends. Loved the vid of your sweet Moonbeam. I'm going to try the tortilla receipe. I make my own bread so I have lots of whole wheat and white flour on hand. Keep warm and safe. Mar.

Anonymous said...

I was about to make my own tortillas this week and decided that the large bag at Costco would be much faster, I still may try later. I've made corn tortillas before they were tasty, I'm sure your's were delicious! Your little Moonbeam is a cutie pie, the Kitchen Aid bowl looks huge next to her!

cmoursler said...

okay, she is just about the cutest thing ever.
It must be fun having her 'help'
I have never made tortillas but I sure do love to eat them.
HOpe all is good your way.

baili said...

wow . she is soooo cute and adorable,thanks for sharing such wonderful pics i can see the great healp my younger ones always try to do same help and some time i just give up with same thought like yours that they wount be remain little always,are you using the wheat flour for it which we do here

Paula Rodriguez said...

You know my mother would have me make tortillas on the weekend. I haven't made them in years. Moonbean is soooo cute.

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Prairie Chick said...

I want to try this! And your kids are so fun!

Heather said...

Kardelen and Sofia both loved the video of Moonbeam! "CUTE!" they both said.

Becky said...

Very cute pictures. Your post makes me remember the days when I had steady companions always available to tag along. Sigh.

Foodie Girl said...

Your kids are so stinking cute!

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Joanne said...

Those are some very cute pictures of your daughter :) I'm sure you both had a lot of fun working together.

In Christ,

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Moonbeam is adorable. My youngest daughter was like that, always wanting mommy. She's 14 now, and not so much. I kind of miss it. I couldn't get the video to play. Is there a something I should be doing? I'm a bit ignorant when it comes to computer tech stuff. Thanks.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi. The second picture of Moonbeam has to be the cutest picture EVER of a toddler! Such sheer delight!

Bearfriend xx