How I Manage to Make Chips and Other Things

Homemaking has been such an adventure for this go-by-the-book, eat-the-same-(wonderful)-meals-over-and-over-again kind of gal … the kind of woman who doesn’t stray too far from the tried and true recipes of old. And so marriage has afforded me the chance to break away and try new things. I mean, when you’ve already spent your food budget for the week and all you have left is a container full of refried beans, a few remaining pepperonis greasily sticking to their bag, green beans and two handfuls of turkey burger you get to be creative. (And have a lot of fun, too!)
Thus, my chip making adventure was born. I was looking for a way to vary our diet while conversely pondering what I should do with the last few flour tortilla shells limply laying in the fridge’s crisper. 13 minutes later I was baking at 400 degrees a marvelous creation. “Homemade” tortilla chips are truly amazing. They are super easy to make and taste really good … we’ve stopped buying tortilla chips altogether and opt to “make” our own. (Which is a big thing since tortilla chips are a hit around these parts.)
   Flour (or whole wheat or corn) tortilla shells
    Seasoning … cumin, salt, garlic salt
   Simply slice the tortilla shells into the desired amount
   Arrange the now triangle pieces onto a baking sheet avoiding overlapping
   Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasoning
   Bake at 400 for 7 minutes, flip the chips and cook for a remaining 6 minutes
   Dip those yummy creatures into something good! You made your own chips!


I love recipes like that … the kind that are personal and are ready to eat and taste really good in dip and cheese. 🙂

What other bits of fun have I been having of late? Well, I’ll let you in on the surprise day I’ve planned for Mr. Duncan. After the scavenger hunt he put on for me I knew I needed to put something together for him. Tomorrow my beloved man will be walking about hunting for clues while I pack a few bags for a day at the beach! I can’t wait for tomorrow to arrive … my beloved has never been to a beach before … what a pleasure to take him for the first time!

Well, I’m off to begin supper … what delicious treats have you been cooking lately? Or what new adventures have you undertaken? I’d love to hear from you!

Love and blessings,

2 thoughts on “How I Manage to Make Chips and Other Things

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    Ooo… These look good! I made something similar to these when I worked at a Christian camp several years back. But instead of them being salty, we made them sweet by adding cinnamon and sugar. They were AMAZING with fruit salsa. I'll have to try this recipe very soon! 😀

    I tried a quesadilla recipe recently, with black beans, mozzarella, mango, and avocado. Sounds like a strange combo, but they are really good, and quite simple to put together. My husband has fell in love with them, and has asked me to make them several times since! 😀

    And what a sweet idea preparing a surprise for your hubby. I hope ya'll had a great time! 🙂

    Have a wonderful day my friend!

    Love in Christ,

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    Mmm, these sound delicious!! Maybe I'll make some during the Labor Day weekend to go with whatever awesome things my mom and sister are fixing! 😀

    Oh, I hope your scavenger hunt for D. went really well!! You'll have to tell us how it went … and I hope you (had? will have? are having?) a lovely time at the beach. It's one of the most perfect times of the summer, and I hope you guys get a long weekend to enjoy with each other. 🙂

    Hmm, adventures? Starting my final semester as an undergraduate … yikes!! I guess I'm more in a mode of preparing for upcoming adventures than actually having any. But the preparation can be … interesting … in itself. 😉

    Hugs and blessings to you, dear friend!!

    ~ Vicki

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