Saturday, January 9, 2016

Big Cook and Little Cooks

Having a man who is a professional cook has its advantages for sure. Most of the time we eat pretty simple and healthy food, mostly made from fresh produce but accompanied by convenience ready made products such as pasta, bread and pastries. But every now and then my man decides to make the "real deal" and it is absolutely awesome every single time.

Nelly Bo requested Fajitas for dinner as an alternative to the regular Taco Friday menu (anyone who can identify with the Taco Friday routine???). Both Jay and I got pleased as Fajitas is a bit more fun in our opinion. Especially with homemade tortillas.

Emmy Bo who is the most dedicated Little Cook in the house and she immediately came to assist Big Cook Jay making the dough, cutting and weighing it into equal pieces and rolling the dough into balls. Later Nelly Bo came to join in as she really wanted to learn how to flip tortillas in the air. And she did. Most successfully she did.

Its a blast to see them all cook together, my Big Cook with the Little Cooks. My kitchen may not be the most sexy one to share and I often avoid sharing it with you as it is my least loved place in the house, but this time I couldn't resist taking some snap shots to share. Unfortunately the light is terrible but I hope you will get the feel.

That night we enjoyed the most tender and tasty tortillas with our Fajitas. It was different. It was something new in the old. It makes me want to cook more together and make more authentic dinners. It isn't that hard really, only a bit more time consuming. But as we said during dinner - it was worth it as we had a really good time!  Find the Tortilla recipe below.

Homemade Tortillas
Makes approx: 12 tortillas
700 ml flour
240 ml water
1/3 cup (78 ml) of vegetable oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1. Mix all ingredients together and kneed the dough well.
2. Cut dough into equally small pieces weighing between 58-60 g each
3. Roll your small pieces to round balls and set aside to rest for 15 minutes under a towel
4. Roll out each ball to a very thin pancake
5. Bake the tortilla in a DRY pan on medium+ heat (7 of 9), flipping it over after approx. 1 minute
to get color on both sides. Place on a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm.

4. Serve with fajita chicken or taco meat, vegetables and anything you would like.
Wrap it up and enjoy!
Bon Appetit!


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  1. Enjoying your blog from food, crocheting and sharing your family life. Thanks for sharing this recipe! All the best to you and your family in 2016. Judy

  2. Wow! That meal looks awesome, made me feel hungry just to look at your photos. How lucky are you having a professional cook in the house, xx

  3. Yes, a very normal old kitchen. But filled with so much life. Wonderful! I love to see such pictures. And I will try the Friday-Tortilla-Tradition and the recipe. Thank you.

  4. It all looks like great family fun. Thanks for sharing the recipe Annette.

  5. I loved, loved, loved this post. Our kids are grown and gone and those days of lots of voices in the house and kitchen and I so enjoyed seeing the love and happiness in your home, not many of us have perfect kitchens, but the love is much more important. Thank you for sharing with us.

  6. This looks so good..I am going to give a nice to cook together..very makes your meal taste that much better..enjoying your blog very much..hope 2016 brings you and your family everything you desire..xo susie

  7. Looks like a very happy kitchen!!! xx

  8. What fun ! How tasty it all looks. I enjoyed seeing your family working together. Thanks for the recipe. Kitchen looks fine! X

  9. We have fajitas on a regular basis so I think its about time we had a go at making our own. Maybe it will be a chance for my two 'boys'(27 and 24) to get into cooking.vThanks for letting us in on your glorious family fun x

  10. Its looks like it was a great success ...well done :)

  11. The tortillas came out perfect. Very cute to see your youngest cook with her dad.

  12. Thanks for the recipe. Je vais les cuire dans quelques minutes...


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