Two Men and a Biscuit
Mar. 1, 2012 2:25 pm
Updated: May 2, 2012 6:01 pm
I just have to say that their ain’t nuthin sexier than a man who can cook!!!
Even a man who will even attempt to try to cook will always have a special place in my heart.
That is why I’ve “learned” my boys how to, at the very least, make a scrambled egg.
They’re even more advanced than my own sweet daughter in the kitchen (it’s hard to teach a girl who is as hard headed and stubborn as I am).
My marriage has consisted of me cooking, my husband pouring ketchup all over my food (tragedy of epic proportions!), and sharing dish duty.
I’m so lucky to have a family who will eat just about anything I cook and love a variety of ingredients.
But, sometimes I would just completely hit my wall and hide my apron.
I work full time, taxi my kids everywhere, cleaning, cooking, recipe research, shopping, managing finances…whew!
By Thursday or Friday its Chris (10 yrs old) making quesadillas for dinner or the drive thru.
Then…the heavens opened up and sent down divine inspiration to my DH to pick up a chef’s knife and start cooking.
They sent me an angel in the form of my Brother in Law who, recently retired, picked up cooking.
Took some classes and he’s literally Shanghai’d his wife’s kitchen and made it his own.
So, a few cooking classes later at his home and my husband has the cooking bug.
Not only has he got a new hobby, but a deeper appreciation for what it takes to keep a family fed.
He’s learned food isn’t cheap and doesn’t fall from the sky, and it takes time and work to cook up dinner that gets inhaled in a matter of minutes.
And I have yet to see him pour ketchup on anything he cooks!
So here is a quick and easy recipe that my brother in law taught him.
(I went to this class because I thought I was gonna learn to make pastry sheets for empanadas…boy was I ever wrong).
First let’s start with filling
This is Mexican mix cheese from a bag, green onions, and chopped canned jalapenos.
Now for the empanada pastry….tada…prepared biscuit dough
Whoda thunk? Well someone did and it wasn't
Separate the biscuits and flatten them out to make a disk
Put a little filling into the middle of the disk, fold in half and crimp edge with fork…how pretty
Now, just whisk one egg and give those fancy empanadas a little egg bath to make ‘em even prettier and shinier.
Toss them in a 350 degree oven for 13 mins and voile you have an empanada!!