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The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Edition No. 16 & Homemade Corn Tortillas


Wow I am running so late today……….but I did have a wonderful opportunity to sleep in which is a rare occasion.    Today the Viking and I are going to finish up some of our projects in the garden,  I think he even has a “water focal point project” he is working on.  I have loads of laundry to do and I am ready to get my life in order again after these last two weeks where Technology and my job has taken over my life. 
So this past week my husband and I made corn tortillas for the first time and I am not going to lie to all of you while we did eat them they were less than amazing.   I am not going to share our recipe as we have not quite gotten the wrinkles ironed out yet so to speak.   I wanted to learn this skill because you can make a ton of them and eat them right out of the fridge with sandwiches but ours turned out less than desirable because they were too greasy. 
I found out from friends on some of my favorite “Frugality” message boards like Frugal Families that you really need to invest in a good tortilla press and getting the balance of corn flour to water is important too.  The reason I am going to keep attempting to make these is because they are not made with preservatives, and or chemicals and they are an unprocessed food staple and a great skill to have.    Once you  master this you can even make your own homemade tortilla chips.  We will be trying these again soon!

And as you know it’s Saturday so it’s time for The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post. No. 16 and I cannot wait to hear all of the amazing things you all have going on at your homesteads!  Link up here:

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One last photo….here is a sneak peak of where our raised bed “Colonial Gardens” are at in the process right now:

We have so much going on this week at our homestead!  The Garden of course is a huge focus but I am also getting back to basics meal planning with my pantry and making homemade yogurt too.    Also don’t forget next Saturday’s Blog Hope we will be having our Celebrating Hitting 100 Facebook Followers Giveaway and Celebrating Hitting 100 Email Followers Giveaway so will have 2 Giveaway’s!  It’s going to be an exciting Saturday! Later this week I will let you know what the two prizes are and don’t worry the rules will be super simple I do not have the patience for complicated Giveaways myself and I won’t expect  you too either :)  Happy  Saturday everyone!

Fondly,

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  1. Heather :) :) :)

    I hope you figure out that corn tortilla recipe SOON…that sounds really yummy :) :) Is that why you put cheese on that first once, because they didn’t turn out the way you wanted them? NO matter…you’ll figure it out…soon, I hope, because I”m hungry :) :)

    Your raised garden beds are looking fabulous!!!!

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Yes the cheese helped to make them more palatable Heather because cheese makes everything taste better :)

      1. Heather :) :) :)

        You speak with wisdom. yes, everything is BETTER with cheese…and bacon, too :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  2. Heather :) :) :)

    You forgot to post the link to view everyone who’s linked up this week :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Oops thanks for letting me know I will fix it!

  3. Bridget Foy

    The beds are looking fab, I like your stepped design.

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Bridget that was “All” my husband but I will let him know you said so! I showed him your blog and he absolutely loves it! Tomorrow morning is my favorite day because all I do is surf all of my favorite blogs :) I can’t wait to see what you are up too this week….today unfortunately I am cleaning but it must be done!

  4. Heather

    We make our own flour tortillas, which are awesome. You are right though, a tortilla press would be helpful :-) I don’t have one…but hopefully will get one soon!

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      I am shopping for one right now….but I have to find a deal ;)

  5. Kimberly

    My husband is from Mexico. His mom taught me how to make these. Don’t cook them in grease. Mix maseca, which is corn masa mix, with warm water until desired thickness. Press between two pieces of plastic either with a tortilla press or a rolling pin. Then cook them on a griddle, either an electric one or in a flat griddle pan on the stove, but dry with no grease. They will puff up and are wonderful.

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Kimberly where were you when I needed you? ha ha LOL! Just kidding……….thank you for giving me a little guidance…homemade tortillas here we come!

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