Growing up in a large family the kitchen was where stories were shared and recipes were taught. It was the family headquarters for all of the holiday gatherings. As a kid I loved hiding underneath the table with my cousins just listening to my aunts laughing along with my Mom and grandmother. It’s something about being in the same room with your family and food that makes everything more memorable.
Now that my siblings and I are grown with families of our own, we try to take to keep the traditions going except we take turns cooking in each others homes. It sure takes a load of stress off while still keeping our kids together for the holidays. This year we added a little twist.
While the kids were whining that they were starving. My sister and I had a bright idea. Without saying one word to each other we handed each of the kids forks, cooked ground beef and pastry dough. That’s 5 kids doing the work of 1 adult? this was a brilliant idea! Not only did my sister and I get a kick out of teaching our kids how to make Empanadas but they did a great job and were done in half the time.
So, the next time you’re short on hands in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy and let the kids join in! Not only do you bond more with your children and are creating a future chef but you’re teaching them responsibilities while squeezing in great math concepts.
You can enjoy Empanadas as an appetizer, a main dish, or even after your main course. Use GOYA® Discos, or frozen pastry rounds, for a flaky beef turnover that will make your mouth water.