Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weekend Cooking: Tortilla Pie

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Just a few years ago, menu planning amounted to little more than a rotation of fairly standard, boring recipes all three girls liked and my husband tolerated. Nothing too spicy, too colorful (green was to be especially avoided), or too saucy... and forget about seafood! As the girls have gotten older, the stringent "food rules" have relaxed, and I can happily indulge in a little culinary experimentation again.

My goal is to try at least one new recipe each week. A folder of possibilities gathered from magazines, newspapers, blogs and websites can be found alongside my cookbooks. Multi-colored post-it flags, marking recipes that have caught my attention, adorn the edges of most cookbooks, too!

Martha Stewart's recipes have been a huge success lately, and this week had us adding her Tortilla Pie recipe to the "keeper" file. The tortillas are trimmed to fit a springform pan and layered with a mixture of beef, corn, spinach, and cheese. This was delicious served with salsa and sour cream on the side! As you can see, my pie didn't look much like Martha's (shown below). Next time I'll layer the mixture more evenly, and really pack it down before baking. Thanks again, Martha!


Molly said...

My post today is about amassing new recipes over the summer as well :)

This tortilla pie does look like a keeper!

Continue to have a great weekend with Zelda!

leeswammes said...

Looks great! Funny how yours didn't look much like Martha's. But isn't that how it goes? The professionals always get it so much better. But hey, in the end, it's the taste that counts!

Beth said...

I think yours looks better than Martha's! Look at all that goodness between layers! Yum!

Sherrie said...

Even though it doesn't look like Martha's, yours looks really good! Have a great day!

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Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Yours looks terrific. I have to try this. I like the meat, corn, spinach combo.

I enjoyed reading about your changing menus. I went through the same thing when our three grew up. Then the were out on their own cooking things I'd never touch! Such is life.

caite said...

ok, maybe Martha's is a little more tidy...but then she is Martha!
As I found myself this week, looks do not effect taste and this looks tasty.

Beth F said...

Oh yummmmmmmmmmy. I love that idea. I need to try this.

And I like a rustic look!

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh! That looks so good!! I will definitely be trying this!

IMHO: I think yours looks much yummier than Martha's. It's what made my mouth start watering, not so with M's.

Chris said...

Mmmm, that looks good!

JoAnn said...

Molly - We're having a lot of fun with Zelda this weekend!

Leeswammes - Looking at the two pictures, it's hard to believe they came from the same recipe - LOL!

Beth - Aww, thanks!

Sherrie - It was very good. Even our pickiest eater wanted seconds!

Margot - It's funny how meals have 'evolved' over the years! Let me know if you decide to try the tortilla pie.

Caite - You're right. it is Martha, after all...

Beth - Let me know if you do try it - very easy and tasty!

Vicki - I've had very good luck with Martha's recipes. If you like this one, be sure to take a look around her website.

Chris - Thanks!