However, today I ONLY took two small naps, took a stroll to soak in some unexpected sunshine and made some homemade tortillas. I am ready to head back to work tomorrow.
Here are a couple of recipes I made before I hit the couch for an extended stay:
Homemade Maple Syrup
1 cup water1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. maple flavored extract
Bring the water and both sugars to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the maple extract. Simmer three minutes longer; can be stored in the refrigerator.
Next up ~ our favorite ranch dressing. This recipe was created by the Everett Public Schools Food & Nutrition department. We needed to find a good dressing, that kids would like, but had less sodium. This recipe is a winner. My hubby LOVE's this dressing. Feel free to tweak the onion and garlic powder if you like a little less bite or a bit more.
Ranch Dressing2 cups buttermilk, low fat
3/4 cup mayonnaise, light
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. parsley, dried
2 tsp. granulated sugar
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Dressing will thicken as it sits. Keep refrigerated.
and a Flour Tortilla Update...
I made homemade flour tortillas tonight for our steak fajitas...they were wonderful. I used barely any flour when I kneaded and rolled them out and I cooked them at a lower temp for less time; these changes created a really good tortilla. Next time I will cut the salt in half. I could taste the salt and I don't think it is necessary to have it be such a bold flavor.
Last but not least...rumor is that Albertson's will be having double coupons in this upcoming Sunday paper...woo hoo!