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.


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


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.


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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