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Wednesday, February 23



When I was planning our weekly dinner menu I asked the girls to choose a healthy meal each that they would like me to make.  My little one asked for Spaghetti Bolognese and Miss 11 asked for Chicken Tortillas.  Miss 11 went to her school library and borrowed a cookbook with a tortilla recipe in it.  After making naan bread and all of us enjoying it so much, I thought it would be nice to give them a try. While I was busy making the tortilla dough, Miss 11 was busy preparing some guacamole and then she cut up tomato, lettuce and grated the cheese.  We both worked really well together in the kitchen and she was so proud of all her efforts and I was too.

Rather than buying bbq chicken, I bought some chicken from the supermarket and searched for a marinade on the internet.  This is the recipe I found (sorry I can't find the link anymore for you):

500 g chicken breast fillets cut into bit size pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons of lime juice
2 teaspoons of coriander
2 garlic cloves
salt
pepper

Marinate for 30 minutes then cook.

When I made the tortillas I doubled the original recipe and I found this only made 4 good size tortillas for us.  This is the original recipe without the measurements altered.

100g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

1. Put the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.  Mix in the oil with a spoon, then gradually stir in 4 tablespoons of warm water until the mixture starts to form a dough. (I used less than the suggested amount of water)
2. Sprinkle some flour onto a chopping board.  Knead the dough on the board until it is smooth.
3. Divide the dough into four pieces, to make four tortillas.
4. Shape one piece of dough into a ball, then flatten it.
5. Sprinkle some more flour onto the board and onto a rolling pin.  Roll out the ball of dough is as thin as you can make it without breaking it.
6. Heat a frying pan until it sizzles when you sprinkle a drop of water into it.  Put the tortilla into the pan.
7. Cook the tortilla for one minute,  then turn it over and cook the other side for 30 seconds.  Slide the cooked tortilla out of the pan onto a plate.
8. Repeat steps 4-7 with the other three pieces of dough

I did finish my Miss 11's hat last night and I will post it tomorrow so I can play along with My Creative Space . See you again soon. xo

8 comments:

  1. That sounds really yummy, especially the marinade. I look forward to being able to cook with Grace like you do with your girls. She already pulls up a chair so she can watch me at the bench and insisted on helping me bake biscuits yesterday :)

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  2. May have to try this looks delish x

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  3. I'm very impressed that you made your own tortillas! They look great. So special that can cook with your girls. I'm just starting with my 7 year old. Well, she's been helping for years but now I can leave her to do lots of it on her own.

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  4. Wow, I'm happy I've had breakfast before checking in as this looks so yummy! I love finding alternatives to store bought products, more work but less cost and more reward! I'll certainly be giving this one a go.

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  5. Making tortillas! wow I'm impressed! They look fantastic! Your girls sound like they're very good in the kitchen too!
    I love cooking with my girls - it's nice as they're getting big enough to do bits on their own - and they actually enjoy peeling potatoes!! Yippee!!

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  6. It's such a lovely idea to include the girls in meal preparations. I love that she went and found the recipe and everything. x

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  7. My first born, he's now 8 1/2, cooks wraps every we'd night. He marinates chicken in honey soy and ginger, then stir fries it. Grates some cheese and opens a tin of pineapple . He is very keen to give making his own wraps a go, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Yummo! Burritos are a favourite here too! Vic xx

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