I remember when she was little she used to help me make sopes – She used to get on her tip-toes and reach over the counter to press down on the lever of the tortilla press with all her might. She loved helping me in the kitchen and I loved her time with me in the kitchen.
I am getting a bit emotional as I write this because now my daughter is taller than I am. She no longer is that tiny little girl reaching over the kitchen counter. Now, she’s the girl reaching to get me something out of a tall cabinet when I can’t reach it.
Did you know my daughter was the one who gave me the idea to write the Muy Bueno cookbook?
While eating dinner one evening my daughter said, “Mom, can you write all these recipes down for me so that when I go off to college I can make them?” That was my aha moment. I turned to my mom who was visiting and I said, “Mom, lets write a cookbook!”
My daughter was only eight years old at the time when this blog and cookbook journey started and now she’s 16 years old and will be a senior in high school next year.
It is so hard to believe that college is fast approaching. You always hear that children grow up in a blink of an eye, but you don’t believe it until you live through it.
I am so proud of my daughter Maya – she is smart, athletic, sarcastic, and oh so stubborn like her mama.
I dedicate these sopes to her – May the memories of her cooking in the kitchen with me and eating homemade meals at the dinner table as a family last a lifetime with her. And may she be inspired to make and share these recipes with her friends in college and one day for her own family.
LOOKING FOR Fillings for these homemade sopes? TRY THESE:
- Breakfast Sopes
- Chicken Mole Sopes
- Brisket Sopes (Sopes con Carne Deshebrada)
- Pork Tinga Sopes
- Slow Cooker Pork Mole