It’s no secret that I love to entertain and hold dinner parties. Since we’ve been here in SMA we’ve had quite a few and been to others – this being such a sociable town!
For me, cooking for others is one of my favourite things and I love taking time to plan what we’re going to eat – sometimes trying on new ingredients indigenous to Mexico such as cactus paddles (LOVE!).
With it being Semana Santa we had our best friends Susan & Larry, Joseph and Eduardo over for a feast this evening. I made beef brisket for the first time – the meat didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped, but the gravy, veggies and yorkshire puds were a hit.
Cooking at altitude can be challenging at times and it’s necessary to adjust recipes. In fact, I rarely cook using a recipe but when it comes to baking at 6,500ft above sea level – I’m learning to read up! I found a great recipe for Yorkshire puddings and they turned out beautifully – phew! I’ll be making these again!
One of these days I’m going to take a few more local cooking classes and learn the old ways of Mexican cooking – so simple and yet SO good.