Happy Cinco de Mayo to everyone. Enjoy the day with great Mexican food and drink. Payson has a few good Mexican style restaurants if you are not familiar with the preparation of any of the great variety of foods that the Mexican culture has shared with us. I have a recipe from Penelope Wells, formerly of Christopher Creek, that she shared with the Domino Divas.
The best part about this recipe is that it is so simple but so good. The name of the recipe is "Tortilla Cobbler."
This recipe is an Americanized version of an empanada.
The ingredients are:
One package of flour tortillas, any size
One can of pie filling, (my favorite is apple)
One cup of sugar
One stick of butter
One cup of water
One teaspoon vanilla
Spread pie filling on tortillas and roll up. Place seam side down in 9x13 pan.
In saucepan, heat sugar, butter, water and vanilla until melted. Pour over tortillas and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Penny, if you read this column on the Internet, thank you for sharing your recipe with us.
Another big day this month is on Sunday, May 14 when Mother's Day is celebrated. Please do not ignore this day that has been set aside just for mothers. I lost my mother about seven years ago to lymphoma cancer, and I miss her every day. Nothing can compare to a mother's love. It is an unconditional kind of love that is uncomparable to any other. Make this day special for your mother any way that she would appreciate, and tell her that you love her.
The residents of Tonto Village are continuing to clear their properties of pine needles and brush, and there is also some remodeling going on. Our local contractors, Danny Cain, Buck Shill and Nick Fitch are remodeling Brad Preston's cabin on Thompson Drive. Bill Snyder has torn down a wooden carport on the corner of Johnson and Thompson in anticipation of enlarging the already existing cabin. The village is getting a facelift, little by little.
Tonto Village Fire District
The monthly fire board meeting of the Tonto Village Fire District will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the fire station. Make sure that you attend this meeting, and mark the date on your calendar. The meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of each month for the rest of the summer. If you have not sent your letter regarding the possible merger of some of the smaller fire districts to the fire board, please bring them to the meeting.
This past Saturday, April 29, Ray Larson, chief of Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department, conducted a driver training class for all of the volunteer firemen within the Tonto Village Fire District.
The insurance company requires that all firefighters know how to drive all pieces of fire equipment.
There were at least a half dozen firemen from Mead's Ranch and about the same number from the Tonto Village Fire District.
All firemen passed the class. Congratulations to all the participants.
Betty Koutz, Joe Ferriera and Ethel Cain were the three top winners of the eight-ball tournament held this past Sunday. Where was Cliff?
Olive Matus, the owner of the Creekside Restaurant in Christopher Creek was the overall winner at the nine-ball tournament this past Tuesday evening. Judy Tolle and Nanci Olson shot for second and third places. Congratulations to you, Olive.