We fired up the grill and roasted some home grown vegetables. The tomatillos and tomato’s were provided by our neighbor James. When James is not growing killer vegetables, he is my partner in crime at the Chili competition. The peppers were from my pepper patch. Grilled, spiced and blended made for one delicious salsa.
Flour tortillas are very simple to make. I substituted bacon fat for the shortening in this recipe. A tortilla press was used to flatten these discs of comfort before being cooked in a hot cast iron skillet.
- 3 cups unbleached flour
- 2 tsp. backing powder
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 4-6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening or lard
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
Combine all the ingredients and gently knead. Let rest for 15 minutes covered. Form into balls and flatten in tortilla press. (You can use a rolling pin). Cook on a non-greased hot skillet for 3 minutes a side.
Jack cheese and bacon slices were the filling of our quesadilla. A green salad was added just for color and a little crunch. I do not know who said: “Everything tastes better with bacon”, but they were right.