Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Eve snacks

We had a great time New Year's Eve.  A relatively quiet night spent at home with the girls.  We snacked most of the night, watched some tv, played more Lego Rock Band on the Wii, stayed up to watch the ball drop.  I had way more snacks planned that actually were made and eaten.  We made the pretzel-M&M things again.  Rosie Jane and I made cupcakes using a box mix.  I hardly ever do that but we wanted special ones for New Year's Eve and made the Funfetti ones, frosted them then put sprinkles on top - stars or dots.  I made my sister's peppers-mozzarella-pepperoni salad.  One thing I planned on making but we didn't get to (partly because we had enough other food) was homemade tortilla chips.  I think we'll make them to munch on while we watch the Rose Bowl parade.  These are a piece of cake.  We saw this on some Food Network show, made them and loved them.  I like that you can make just a few so you don't have an open bag around tempting you!

Tortilla Chips

small flour tortillas
canola oil
pizza cutter

Take a tortilla, brush on some oil, sprinkle with salt.  Stack on another tortilla, oil, salt.  Continue until you have about four tortillas stacked up.  Using the pizza cutter, cut into triangles, probably four cuts is good.  Spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350* oven for about 7-10 minutes.  Check to see how they're coming, you want them a little brown, but not too crispy.

You can easily make these your own buy putting on different spice toppings along with or instead of the salt.

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