I honestly didn’t have much planned this weekend, but it ended up being pretty fun. 

Here’s the quick lowdown…

Friday night: Cleaned and watched TV
Saturday: Cleaned some more, made homemade tortilla chips*, went to the mall, had dinner with a friend, and hung out at a bar afterwards
Sunday: Worked out, ran errands, baked and cooked

It doesn’t get more exciting than that, people.  Ha! 

In all seriousness, I’m really trying to enjoy some of my weekends “off” because it’s about to get super busy for me over the next few months.  In fact, between now and May, there are only three weekends where I don’t have anything going on.  Crazy!

*Now, for the story of the homemade tortilla chips…

It all started when I woke up at 10:30 Saturday morning.  This was totally unlike me as I’m usually up by 8:30 during the weekends.  Because I woke up late, my morning conversation with my mom was delayed.  Therefore, breakfast was put off until about 11:30.  After cleaning, showering, and doing some other random things around the apartment, I found myself kinda sorta hungry again around 3:30.  I knew dinner was going to be around 8:00, so I wanted something light.  I rummaged through my fridge and found a few things that needed to be used up ASAP – half an avocado, half a tomato, hummus, and a few corn tortillas.  That’s when the idea hit me.  I wanted chips to eat alongside guacamole and hummus. 

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So, I got to work.  First, I preheated the oven to 375 degrees.  Next, I made my own spice mix.

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– 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
– 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Then I lightly sprayed the front and back of 10 corn tortillas with cooking spray.  I piled the tortillas into a stack and cut it in fourths.  After arranging the wedges in a single layer on two baking sheets, I liberally sprinkled my spice mix on top and put the chips in the oven for 10 minutes.  (Be sure to watch your chips carefully after about six minutes to ensure they don’t burn.)  When they were done cooling, I happily consumed a bunch by dipping them in guac and hummus – the perfect pre-dinner snack!

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And that is the story of how my homemade tortilla chips came to be. 

I hope you had a fun and enjoyable weekend!  Enjoy your Monday!

By Parita

6 thoughts on “Homemade Tortilla Chips”
  1. These looks so yummy, I can taste all that chiliness. So funny, I had to use up an avocado and I baked with them. I’m not sure if it’s worth posting it, I’m gonna see how I like those cookies today. 🙂

  2. Mmmm… chips and guac…
    I really should have spent more of my weekend cleaning. There was some laundry folding, but that’s about it. 🙂

  3. Look so good! I have to make these!

    I spent SO much time cleaning this weekend too, we just moved into a new place and the landlord did NOT clean before we moved in so I had to do everything. I’m so angry about it! 🙂

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