My first thoughts of Spain are - Bull Fighting, and Rice. Turns out I really don't know a whole lot about this country. So I hit the Internet, and started doing some searching. After browsing a number of articles about different Spanish foods, I realized they eat a lot of fish. I knew with my families picky tastes I couldn't serve them fish. At least not without easing into it. So I went with something less fishy, but still very Spanish - Gazpacho.
|Artwork by Mark's Dad|
Unfortunately for my family, the soup did not turn out very edible. Luckily for you, I'm not going to share my recipe with you, but I am going to direct you to some very good looking Gazpacho recipes. I think if I would have stuck to one of them, instead of trying to mesh it all together and make my own, we probably would have enjoyed it. The big problem we had, was there was too much onion in it, and I didn't add very much either. It was all we could taste though. Surprisingly the kids didn't actually complain, and enjoyed dipping some bread in it - they shouted for joy though when Mark walked in the door with some pizza.
I used these recipes to put together my Gazpacho.
Gazpacho at Mama's Gotta Bake
Gazpacho at Add A Pinch
Gazpacho at The Pioneer Woman