Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's Only a Matter of Time Before He's on the Food Network

One of the first things I wanted to do after I finished my marathon was to take a nap. But then I wanted to eat sopapillas and drink margaritas. See, the last time I was in Texas, we went to eat Tex Mex food and there were sopapillas and they were delicious and Quinn ate some and he fell in love with them and now every time I go to Texas I have to eat sopapillas (and drink margaritas—but Quinn doesn't do that part yet).


Not pictured: My margarita

I have yet to find a place in Maryland that serves sopapillas, which is why it is so important to eat them when in Texas (or New Mexico, where they originated). Quinn, yearning for them upon our return from Texas forced me to help him make some, making our home the place in Maryland that serves sopapillas. That was nearly two years ago.

This year for his school's international night, Quinn was offered the option of creating a cooking video as his project. He volunteered to make sopapillas. In case you would also like to know how to make sopapillas, I asked for Quinn's permission to post his video here.

He did all the cooking and I did all the shooting and editing, which was quick and utilitarian, but solid. Although when he got home from turning in his flash drive he very matter-of-factly said, "I told them I edited it."

(I think they might have known he was lying through his teeth.)

For your viewing and cooking pleasure:

I highly recommend you make and eat them. Enjoy!


  1. So adorable. And congrats on the marathon woo hoo

  2. Wow... that was really good Quinn. I hope you aced it in class and the other students were impressed.

  3. Excellent video! Although, next time you might use a deep pan. :)

    So, you won't need this (which students in a past ESL class recommended):

  4. Congratulations on finishing the marathon and living to tell about it! Good job on tyne video. Never knew how to make sopapillas before.

  5. WHAT?! I've been to this restaurant. I'm going to take Quinn there and see if the sopapillas are good! Thanks!


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