Day Two of my madness. The last couple of nights I haven’t been sleeping very well. I’m becoming quite the insomniac, which probably isn’t the best, but my darn kitties don’t help my situation. I’m convinced there are nocturnal creatures in cat bodies sometimes.
Anyhow, after an amazing start on my Joy of Cooking adventure, I knew I was going to have to keep going. Even though I was beyond exhausted and wanted to throw in the towel and cook a frozen pizza, I didn’t.
The toss up was between the Leftover Pasta Casserole, even though I was going to have fresh, not leftover pasta or Tostadas. And for anyone who knows this native Texan, Mexican food ALWAYS wins hands down. So Tostadas it was.
I strayed alittle from the recipe in the cookbook only because I made a meatless version. Their Tostada recipes call for Shrimp (bleh), Chicken, Beef, or I think its shredded Pork. I could be lying though. Anyhow, back to where I was, I just made meatless.
Did I mention I have new Stainless Steel pots and pans? Anyway, I’m learning how quickly they heat up based on the stove temp and everything else. I must say I’m VERY impressed. I put my oil in my skillet to fry my tortillas. I go out of my way for tostada and taco shells. I don’t buy the prepackaged kind. Call me high maintenance. But I will fry tortillas until I’m blue in the face to have fresh shells. Can’t you tell I like running off on a tangent?? I do that alot.
So I’ve got the shells fried, refried beans cooked, lettuce chopped (thanks to my bebe), cheese in a bowl and salsa on the table.
I must say the Tostadas were lipsmacking delicious! Throw in Little Big Planet and you’ve got quite the Wednesday night for us.
Damon washed down the Tostadas with leftover Brownie Cockaigne that was from the night before. We have both decided its like the Chocolate Lava Cakes, but on GRAND scale
4496 recipes to go!
P.S. If anyone becomes interested in a recipe, drop me a note and I might just sent it to you.