It’s back to school and the evidence is in my kitchen cooking with friends! All the rolling, crimping and freezing happens most often during the school year as my friends and I make healthy foods to serve our kids during these busy weeks. Today, Suzy made burritos while I crimped empanadas and spring rolls. Ironically, we were both cooking for our teenage daughters who have very particular (ok picky!) back to school needs! My vegetarian of a daughter is no longer content being served veggie chili every night so I am in desperate need of vegetarian meals which please her. And now I’ve got plenty “dozens of spinach empanadas and veggie spring rolls!
In order to ensure efficiency during our cooking date, Suzy and I come prepared with our fillings already made and cooled. We also stall our rumbling tummies and do our work first before rewarding ourselves with a better-than-anything-you’d-get in a restaurant lunch which is all laid out on the dining room table taunting us. Since we’re usually starving, it’s not easy to put off lunch, but it helps us stay focused knowing all the gabbing and eating will soon come. But you know what they say “delayed gratification reaps better rewards! And so we work patiently knowing our time will soon come. And it always does!