OCTOBER 10, 2014 by Ericka Sanchez
FROM OUR AMIGA ERICKA SANCHEZ AT NIBBLES AND FEASTS
From September 15 through October 15 the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Four weeks out of the year when the U.S. pays tribute to Hispanic Americans who have influenced and reinforced our society in a positive manner.
These four weeks are the best time time to instill in my family the importance of our culture. Although it’s already part of my son’s upbringing and every day life, we try to emphasize a bit more the richness of our culture and the importance of dominating the Spanish language in U.S.
With fun activities such as learning the different geographical locations of Latin American Countries, cooking and experiencing popular foods served in these countries, and learning new words in Spanish, our Hispanic Heritage month is a non-stop educational period for all of us.
Weekday mornings during breakfast time is a great time to chat with my five-year-old son about the different dishes served in Latin America. The mornings are calm and as we enjoy breakfast, I have his full attention.
One of my son’s favorite breakfasts is migas. Although he likes the Tex-mex kid-friendly version of scrambled eggs mixed with corn tortillas strips, I like to explain to him how different this dish is served in Mexico. The dish is more soupy and made with day-old bolillos rather than tortillas. Other migas, such as the Portugese migas are more elaborate because they are made with pork meat and a variety of vegetables.
All migas have cooking oil in common. To prepare this kid-friendly version, I use soy oil because the neutral flavor of soy oil is not overpowering and lets the ingredient flavors of the tortilla chips and eggs enhance my dish. Soy oil is a great cooking oil because just like vegetable oil, can be incorporated in a variety of sweet and savory dishes.
Easy Mexican Breakfast Taco
- 2 in corn tortillas chopped1/4-inch bits
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup Roma tomatoes chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro finely chopped