Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Chimichanga Party!

This afternoon, a dream came to fruition. I finally got to use my HUGE new kitchen for a cooking party!

Two dear, beautiful, generous, talented, lovely friends of mine brought their offspring (five boys, one girl, ages 3 to 11) to our home to make a triple batch of chimichangas.

It was great fun!

After the moms got the ingredients prepared, we rallied the 12 children together in the kitchen and began an amazing assembly line that looked something like this:

My sweet friend was right in the middle of it! We moms took on the job of folding all the chimi's as fast as the children would assemble them. Whew!

A good time was had by all...

Some of the children got down right silly.

But the moms remained serious and dignified at all times.

In the end, we had about 140 delicious, tortilla-wrapped packages for the freezer!

Comically, I'd never eaten a chimichanga before today. My two friends, however, love them and I trust completely in their good taste.

After the party was over and the dust had settled, the Ducklings and I baked and ate some chimichagas for dinner. I. am. in. love. with chimichangas! Yum!

Thank you, sweet friends! We need to do this again soon!


  1. Love that - the party, the moms, the kids, the fruit of laboring together, and full bellies as a bonus!
    And, my favorite line -->
    "But the moms remained serious and dignified at all times." -- This, of course, being the strict rule that all moms live by!

  2. Looks like fun and good practice for potluck lines.....

  3. Hi! I just found your blog...I am also the mother of six (ages 11-1) and I was hoping for the chimichanga recipe. They look so good!!