We spent New Year’s Eve the way we prefer- at home. We decided to make a menu of Mexican foods, as my husband had received a quesadilla maker in a work gift exchange. So, we began our evening with some fresh fruit, espinaca, guacamole, and chips and planned on making our main dish later.
Our evening progressed, and a few hours and many games of cards later, I considered whether to make quesadillas. However, I was still full from our munchies earlier. Of course, my appetite isn’t always a good barometer for others, so I asked others, and the consensus was fairly similar. There was the excitement of trying the quesadilla maker (yes, we are a wild and crazy family), but people weren’t overly hungry.
So, even though dinner consisted of a little fruit and a lot of chips and dips, why not offer a dessert to satisfy any feelings of hunger? It seemed like a fun way to eat on New Year’s Eve. Trying to keep with our Mexican theme, I decided to use some of our tortillas for the dessert. While our daughters and a friend opted to have popcorn, so they could hang out upstairs, the boys, my husband, and I gave this creation a try. Seeing that all four ice cream dishes were emptied fairly quickly, it seems that this was a good idea.
To read the Day 7 recipe, click: Sugar Cookies.
- 2 flour tortillas
- 1 tsp. butter, melted
- vanilla ice cream
- caramel sauce
- chopped walnuts
- whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350. Place tortillas on a baking sheet, and brush the top of each with butter.
- Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until tortillas are golden brown and crunchy.
- Allow to cool for a minute or two. Cut each tortilla into fourths.
- Put two scoops of ice cream in a bowl.
- Top ice cream with caramel sauce, chopped nuts, and whipped cream.
- Push 2 tortilla wedges into sides of ice cream, and enjoy!