I was so excited when I found out CHIC was offering a Mexican cooking class this programming session. And although the menu was mainly items I already make at home, I didn't care. IT WAS MEXICAN FOOD! Plus I love taking cooking classes and figured it would different than how I cook at home.
It took us two hours to work through the menu: Fresh salsa, guacamole, homemade chips, tortilla soup, chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice and refried beans. I think by the time it was all finished I must have been foaming at the mouth in anticipation of tasting it all.
|Tortillas cut and ready to fry|
|Our teacher showing how to properly cut jalapenos and avocado|
|Ready to mix! YUM!|
|Cooking the chicken tortilla soup - yes that is a whole chicken|
|Blanching the tomatoes for salsa|
|Shredding the chicken for enchiladas|
|Mixing the enchilada filling|
|Getting ready to make refried beans|
|My appetizer plate - homemade chips, guacamole and salsa|
|Tortilla soup all ready to eat|
I had to be rolled out of the room after we were all finished. It tasted like authentic Mexican food (It was the homemade chips that sealed the deal). And almost every recipe was different in some way than how I cook at home, so it was not just tasty, but beneficial. I cannot wait until the next program. Rumor is we will be doing chicken mole and stuffed poblano peppers. Can we say YUM!