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For more than a month now, we have created a new tradition of family bonding by doing simple cooking lessons during Saturdays.   I simply call it,  Saturday Experiments in the Kitchen.   My daughter  and her boyfriend love to experiment with food.  The kitchen is alive come Saturday afternoons.  We have a line-up of recipes to cook, some are old ones which the two of them want to learn on their own.   They do the cooking and sourcing of  ingredients while the three of us, hubby, my son and I do the taste-test.  It’s an activity that is rapidly becoming  a ritual in our lives.  I always love cooking and once I know the rudiments of a certain recipe, I  don’t measure how much is put into what menu is cooked.   I welcome new and untried dishes, an opportunity to learn new things.

Come to think of it, this is the first time that we actually prepared tacos for snacks.  Taco is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a corn or wheat tortilla with  different fillings of beef, chicken, sea foods, vegetables and cheese.   Two Saturdays ago,  Nissa  cooked penne pasta with Obet as her assistant.  Last Saturday though, both of them were inspired to do a Mexican taco.  More than the  thrill of preparing the food, it’s those moments of laughter that count.  Doing a few shots while preparing the food is of course, part of the ritual.

We have to make do with ready-made Mexican Taco shells since none of us know how to make one.

 

The joys of preparing …trust Nissa to make a go of this!

 

Fresh tomatoes, diced white onions, grated cheese, sautéed ground beef – hmm, truly smells delicious!

 

Shredded fresh lettuce leaves..

 

Ten tacos for the five of us , haha!

 

Come on guys, I am getting hungry with all this rich smell of food.

 

Wow, at last!

 

Haha!  Be careful with the Tabasco sauce Nissa!

 

It surely looks delish!   Dig in guys!

 

Thank you for this great snack!

And here’s the fun part, the eating of course.  That Tabasco sauce is “out of this world”, Nissa’s face practically turned red because of it.  And we were all laughing while washing the strong taste of chili with soft drinks!   I told Obet I’ll teach him how to make siomai one of these days!

Tacos, anyone?

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