This week, I tried (for the first time) making my own beans. It seems weird that I've never done this before, my mom makes them a lot, but buying canned has always seemed to work for me. However, since one can of beans in Shanghai costs close to $3.00 and I could make 3 times as many for the same price, I gave it a try...I followed the directions on the package and they seemed to turn out.
At the same time I figured I might as well make some tortillas too (I do make these regularly - homemade are just way too tasty - and I have the added incentive that they cost $10 for a 10-12 pack!).
We had no kids at the dorm for most of the day today, so I decided it would be fun to have Sopes for lunch. I absolutely love the sopes at La Cabañita where I used to live in Montrose, California and tried to recreate them as best I could from China. They turned out pretty good - I was using a flour tortilla recipe though and think they'd be better with a corn/maize recipe. In any case, we had no trouble making them disappear.