- I'm a 45 year old mother of 3 boys. I live in a beautiful old house that needs a lot of TLC with my youngest son and 2 dogs. I am working hard at keeping myself healthy and fit by working out and doing a spot of running. I'm a creative person and am passionate about keeping traditional skills alive. I cook, knit, bake, garden, preserve, read, write and am now learning to spin and quilt. Oh and I sometimes swear.....
Monday, December 13, 2010
Tex Mex Extravaganza
Take the above plate, a chicken chimichanga and 3 wee empanadas with lettuce, tomato salsa and guacamole. Cost to make was well under £2 (most expensive item was probably the guacamole) but you would pay much more if you were eating out in a restaurant.
I have recently been accused of living extravagantly. I'm not quite sure how that adds up as I only shop at supermarkets. I don't buy clothes/shoes/champagne. I haven't been out for a meal in a restaurant since my wedding anniversary in July. I haven't been to the cinema or theatre or a concert all year. My one indulgence is food. I buy organic where I can, I buy ethically reared meat and I use Fair Trade and environmentally aware products wherever I have a choice. If that's extravagant then I make no apology for it. I will compromise in other areas to make up for it.
Food and eating has been difficult for me over the last 3 months. I'm so pleased that I have found my cooking mojo again and I have 2 delighted sons who look forward to something other than the dreaded pasta every night!