I had a really good weekend. Saturday we were at the beach and I also went on a shopping spree. Sunday we went to a birthday party for my girlfriend’s daughter, ran errands, and then it was time for dinner. I have been going out for dinner more lately – just because there is no time to cook! Luckily Max leaves us dinner often too – but that was not the case this particular Sunday.
I saw some wonderful looking frozen tacos at Trader Joe’s Grocery the other day that we almost picked up, but I did not want to visit yet one more store before heading home. Instead I picked up the ingredients to do the cooking myself. Okay- for those of you who do not know cooking is not my favorite thing to do. I can make a few choice dishes that are great, but everything else is warmed up frozen food. I know how to make tacos- I just forgot how good I actually can make them!
While the kids worked on homework I started browning meat, making rice, and warming up refried beans. By the time the little chefs joined me I was placing the taco shells in the oven and they assisted with shredding white (Swiss) and yellow (cheddar) cheeses. Matteo has never eaten a taco- his ingredients included ground meat (not seasoned), white rice and white cheese. He loved it! Yes, my son is finally eating Mexican food – this was a day for the record books. Malina’s tacos were with seasoned meat and yellow cheese. She had a side of white rice and black refried beans – she ended up eating three tacos. I additionally included lettuce and taco sauce with my tacos along with the sides- I also had three along with a pear cider. The kids sported CapriSuns (fruit drinks).
When I asked Malina what she thought of my tacos compared to the tacos that we usually eat on Tuesdays at a local restaurant she said that my tacos were better because I don’t know how to cook and I put a lot of work into it. Matteo interrupted her and said “Mama knows how to cook pasta”. Bless his soul for saying I know how to cook- I do, I really do (sort-of)… I just don’t have the time to explore it all!! Besides luckily it is not necessary for me to cook in my house because I have Max, who loves to cook, and is really good at it!! But for this one Sunday I did do the cooking and a pretty damn good job at it if I do say so for myself.