easy, authentic Cuban recipe
O.K., here's the question - my 12 yr. old told me this morning before he left for school that tomorrow he has to bring in an authentic Cuban dish for his spanish class. Considering the day I have, it has to be easy to put together and also because it's his first class of the day, I don't think my Cuban garlic chicken recipe will go over that well, so maybe a Cuban bread or dessert recipe. Thanks so much in advance!
I would make empanadas... you can make them with ground meat, cheese, corn, etc. inside. And I actually noticed yesterday at the store that Goya makes pre-packaged empanada dough. Not sure how it is, but it would make your life easy!
Merengues might be your best bet, they are very easy and will most certainly be loved by the tykes--give them a good sugar buzz early in the morning. I don't have a recipe handy, but here is a link to 3 Guys From Miami's Dessert page, should do.
Cuban sandwiches. If you have one, a George Foreman works fairly well as a press. Of course you'll need to hit a quality store for some roast pork and the other ingredients.