Celebrating Mexican Independence Day with Discovery

Monday the 16th of September was Mexican Independence day.

While we don’t celebrate it, I figured it was a good day to indulge in some Mexican cooking that I had not tried before.

With children, there is a constant need to have different foods cooked and I  love trying out different cuisines too.

To help us try out Mexican cooking we were sent some products from Discovery. I have used Discovery products before and they are really great for quick and easy Mexican cooking.

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This time, we tried fajitas again and the children loved the meal.

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It is really easy to make and is ready in minutes.

Fry the chicken pieces with the seasoning . I used some red peppers too.

Take a tortilla, add some chicken and then add the guacamole and sour cream.

Really delicious and great for those busy evening when the children have after school clubs.

I also made some Tacos the next day since the children had enjoyed the meal so much the day before.

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There was also a dessert that I tried out but forgot to take pictures of – we were so busy tucking in.

In case you would like to try it – here is the recipe

Sweet Chimichangas

This sweet take on traditional Chimichangas makes a great Mexican dessert. From simple kids treats to more sophisticated fillings they taste wonderful, look fantastic and show just how versatile Mexican food can be.

Preparation: 5mins Cooking: 5mins

Fold the tortilla into a sealed parcel around your chosen filling, coat heavily in sifted icing sugar and place under a hot grill until caramelised. Top with ice-cream, whipped cream or custard. I used stewed apple and toffee and it was lush!!

Filling suggestions

* Crushed meringues and raspberries

* White chocolate and blueberries

* Sliced Mars bar and banana

* Cream cheese, lemon curd and crushed digestive biscuits

* Christmas pudding and brandy butter

* Cherry pie filling and crushed Amaretti biscuits

* Stewed rhubarb and custard

* Ricotta cheese, chopped pistachio nuts and honey

Have you tried out Mexican food? I would love to know how you enjoyed it. Please leave a comment below.

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