Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cooking for 1: 20 Tortillas

Cooking for one is neither fun nor economical.

The last few months of food preparation have been difficult since I have very limited refrigerator/freezer space (4 girls, 1 fridge) & don't want to spend lots of time cooking. Typically, I have a few goals for meal planning.
  • Have a food variety
  • Stay economical
  • Don't waste food
In the next few months, I'll be randomly exploring various ways to accomplish ways to successfully cook for one.

About a month ago, I was seriously craving burritos, so I bought a package of tortillas. Without thinking, I picked up a package of 20 tortillas. Heh, not the best idea ever. I have learned many ways to use tortillas. Also, freezing tortillas works well but remember to pre-separate them before putting them in a freezer bag.



Optional Fillings
Refried beans, ground meat flavored with taco seasoning, leftover veggies, whatever else might be in the fridge that would taste good in a burrito

As needed, dump ingredients in a tortilla & warm up in the microwave. Top with salsa!

Fake-adillas (cause I don't eat cheese)


Optional Fillings
Refried beans, lunch meat, leftover veggies

Make it like a quesadilla. Top with salsa!

Chicken Wrap

Pre-cooked chicken
Small portion of sprouts, carrots, whatever veggies from the grocery store salad bar
Ranch dressing

Microwave the chicken & tortilla if you want. Add veggies & ranch.

Thai Chicken Wraps

Pre-cooked chicken
Veggies from the salad bar
Peanut sauce

Peanut sauce- In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 3 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons cooking out, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, & ginger if you like it. Heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. (it's seriously good)

Assemble like a wrap.

Tortilla Dessert

Spread butter/margarine on a tortilla. Sprinkle on white sugar or Dutch chocolate sprinkles, roll up & enjoy.

Any other good ways to use tortillas?


  1. Eggs are another yummy filling for tortillas. You can scramble them with various bits of veggies, cheese or meat, and it is another tasty way to use leftovers.

  2. eggs-actly! I was going to say breakfast tacos!