We really need to do this more often. We both love to cook and sometimes it’s really hard to let go of the control in the kitchen – for her and me both. My recipes are mine. Her recipes are hers and the middle ground gets awfully contentious when you put the two of us in our tight kitchen together.
I’m not sure why it hadn’t occurred to me to have her do this before. Tortillas, yo! It was super-easy, fun and gave her the independence she needed. She loved getting her hands all up in it and the process of pressing the tortillas was just easy and repetitive enough to make it seem manageable.
For me? It was dreamy. I had to stop my cooking (beans and greens and rice) to show her how the tortilla press works (30 seconds) and then again to show her how thin to press them (45 seconds?). It was fairly labor intensive, so she had no problems with stepping away when it came time to throw them on the comal. Yay!
I don’t have any fancy recipes to share – just used store-bought Maseca and followed the directions on the package. I’ll probably dig around and experiment with flour tortillas and a real “from scratch” recipe for corn, but this is a crowd pleaser for now.
Be kind. Be patient. Eat well.