Monday, April 25, 2011

Refried Bean Tostadas

These are so easy and fast and I was surprised how little it took to fill me up.  I found this recipe on  We all liked it and you can customize them to your liking.



 6 (6 inch) corn tortillas
3/4 cup fat-free refried beans
3/4 cup of your favorite salsa
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Your choice of toppings: lettuce, sour cream, avocado, salsa, etc.


Preheat oven to 400F.  Spray nonstick cooking spray in every other cup of 12-cup muffin tin.  Wrap 2 tortillas at a time in a dish towel and microwave about 20 seconds or until they can bend without  breaking.  Push each tortilla in sprayed muffin cups.  Bake until golden, about 8 minutes.

Remove tortillas from oven and divide refried beans between the 6 tortillas.  Top each one with salsa and a little sprinkling of cheese.  Return to oven and bake until warmed through, about 7-10 minutes.

Place each tostada on a plate and top with your favorite toppings.


Resurrection Rolls

I came across this really cool Easter idea in a few different places and decided to try it for our celebration yesterday.  Little B is really into the Easter story and always gets really excited to tell us that "Jesus came back alive!" 


Big Marshmallows - Represent Jesus Christ
3 Tbsp. Butter, melted - Represent Oils that were put on His body
Cinnamon Sugar mixture, in bowl - Represent Spices that were put on His body
Refrigerator Crescent Rolls - Represent the tomb

Dip marshmallows in butter and cover in cinnamon-sugar.  Place near small end on crescent roll triangle and roll to big end.  Take corners of big end and wrap up around the top and pinch together.  Place on cookie sheet and bake according to crescent roll directions.  When they are done baking, the marshmallow will have melted and the "tomb" will be empty.  

Happy Easter Everyone!