Did you know that in most Latin American countries we celebrate a holiday called Dia Del Niño? It means the day of the child, and is a great day to celebrate the children in our lives! Whether that means our own children, our nieces and nephews, or someone else, the important thing is to make them feel special and make sure that they know that we love them. It is also a great day to try some great Mexican food.
Growing up I always looked forward to this day because there was always great food, drinks, and lots of fun! I remember how my abuelita would always have lots of freshly baked treats to snack on during the day while we participated in the various activities that my parents had planned. One thing that I will always remember is how she would let us help her in the kitchen when she was making the delicious Mexican recipes that I grew to love so much.
In honor of Dia del Niño this year, I am going to make an extra effort this month to show my two little boys how much I love them, and I am going to try to get them involved with the cooking some of my favorite recipes. I got off to a good start this morning when I taught my five year old a few tips for making a classic Mexican dish – Huevos Rancheros. These are so delicious, and easy to make! He had such a fun time and as excited to learn how to “cut” the vegetables that went into the huevos rancheros. Keep scrolling to read more and to find out how to make this recipe.
I think that it is so important to teach our kids how to cook! Not only because it is a good skill to have, but also because it gives us an opportunity to teach our kids about our culture. Since my husband and I are raising our boys here in the United States, it might be easy for them to go throughout life without learning about Mexico – where I grew up. By teaching them some of these great Mexican recipes that I grew up enjoying, I am able to teach them about my culture as well.
Also, who knows? Maybe they will grow up to be an amazing chef! There are a lot of things about cooking that we can teach our kids by ourselves, but don’t you think it would be awesome to get professional cooking classes for your kids and you? Luckily, #Herdez is hosting a giveaway currently where you can win just that – cooking classes for you and your kid + $1,000 in cash! Just head on over to the Herdez Facebook page to enter! More details at the end of this post.
So now I bet you are wondering how we make the famous Huevos Rancheros, right? The basic recipe consists of some simple ingredients – eggs, fresh vegetables, tortillas, beans and cheese.
Of course you can make it even better by sauteing some potatoes, onions, and big pieces of ham. Yum! That is exactly how I like to make them!
This is a great recipe to teach your kids because there are very few steps, and they will love helping you make the food before devouring it! To start, you will want to saute the potatoes, onions, and pieces of ham in a little bit of olive oil, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Next, lightly fry a tortilla and heat up the refried beans. Once that is done, spread a thin layer of the beans over the tortilla.
When that is done, fry the egg to your preference. I usually do not like runny eggs, but with this dish I always make it like this. Obviously you can cook the yolk through if that is what you (or your kids) prefer. After the egg is done, put it on top of the tortilla and beans before topping with delicious salsa and queso fresco. Now, I do enjoy making my own salsa, but sometimes there is not enough time. When that is the case, I always turn to my favorite store bought salsa – Herdez® Casera – it is great quality and tastes really good on pretty much any Mexican dish!
Finish off the dish by serving with the potato, onion, and ham mix – all of the flavors, when combined make for an unforgettable breakfast!
What are some recipes that you enjoy making with your kids? For some ideas, check out these great recipes.
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