Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Delicious Vegetarian Enchiladas

I love these, even though they're vegetarian! Just kind of threw together the recipe one day several days ago and stumbled upon it today, so I thought I would share it with you guys. Enjoy! I'm not the biggest fan of corn tortillas unless they are fresh, and I've never made them fresh (I have the stuff to make them now, so I will be trying this soon). I just go with flour tortillas. You can always go with store bought, the fresh ones just taste so yummy.

Flour tortillas:

2c flour
1 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
1 Tsp Salt (really makes a difference)
2 Tsp Vegi Oil
3/4 c Lukewarm milk

Combine dry ingredients. In a sep. bowl, wisk the wet together and slowly add to flour mixture.

The dough will be sticky. Knead for 2 minutes (will remove stickiness) set aside and cover with cloth for 20 minutes. The dough will not rise, but it needs to rest.
Divide dough in to 8 balls. Roll out on floured surface until they are as thin as you want them (with this recipe they do rise while cooking a little, so you want them as thin as you can get them unless you want pita style)

Throw on a griddle (30 seconds each side)

Picture Via Tales of A Happy Housewife

Enchalada insides:

2 Herloom portabella mushrooms
2 cups regular mushrooms
1 each (3 total) Bell peppers: Red, yellow, green
1/4 c onion
2 tomatos
Butter for pan
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cans enchalada sauce
LOTS of cheese (or none)

cut everything up small, throw all but tomatos in a large frying pan, add about 1/2 c water.

Take another pan, put in one can of sauce, and add the tomatos and taco seasoning.

Add a scoop or two of the sauce to the veggies.

Once everything is all cooked up, take the tortillas one by one, put some cheese in it, add as much stuffing as you can, wrap it up and throw it bottom side (seam) in a non-stick baking pan. Once your pan is full, throw it in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese you sprinkled on the top has melted completely.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Home Made Dishwasher Detergent

After Katie showed me how easy it was to make the laundry detergent, I decided that I would give dishwasher detergent a go. We were out of the store bought stuff, so I headed off to the grocer to buy what I needed for both (since they're the same thing!).

See the orange Kool-Aid? Yeah, don't use that.
Super easy to do. All you have to do is mix 1 part washing soda with one part borax, and throw in a packet or two of LEMONAID Kool-Aid (for the citric acid). I used orange. Not my best idea ever, but it gets me through.

I also use vinegar as my rinsing aid for super sparkling dishes.

Mix the Borax and Washing Soda together in a air tight container.

Use one TBS in the pre-wash and one TBS in the wash, and use vinegar for a rinse aid for nice, clean dishes at a fraction of the cost!

*note* if you're having a problem with cloudy dishes, try mixing the dish soap with a little water before you put it in the dishwasher and it should be better :)