Who needs a fun idea for church? Check out this Relief Society Fiesta Activity. We learned how to make tortillas and then we got to eat tacos!
We had a fun activity a few months ago! And if you are like us, and have a hard time coming up with ideas- I thought I would share! We had a fiesta! We learned how to make our flour tortillas, cooked them, and then had a taco bar!
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Since we did this the day before Cinco De Mayo, the Dollar Tree and Walmart both had lots of cute Fiesta Paper products and decorations!
We provided the meat. So we cooked it and put it in a crockpot to keep it warm. We also bought flour, olive oil, and salt to make the tortilla shells. The Ladies signed up to bring ingredients for our taco bar.
Everyone on the activity committee brought a skillet and a rolling pin so we could have a few ladies going at the same time instead of a big long line. We also had to grab a few extension cords for the skillets!
We had to pull in some tables and Clorox wipe them well. This is where we rolled the tortillas out on.
Relief Society Fiesta Activity
We put together an assembly line. The ladies could go through and add in all the ingredients to their bowls and then take them back to their table to knead the dough!
We used this easy homemade tortilla recipe. I tried quite a few and picked the one that was the easiest and tasted the best! I halved the recipe for each lady. (It made about 4 soft tacos)
It was really easy to mix and make the dough.
The dough is supposed to rest for about 10 minutes. So after everyone had mixed their dough, we had a little spiritual thought. We had a sign-up sheet we passed around at church for everyone to bring the ingredients for our taco bar. Lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa, olives, etc. (The Relief Society provided the meat). I talked about how incomplete our tacos would have been without all the yummy ingredients. We needed everyone to show up with their particular ingredient. We “knead” each other. Together we make a delicious taco. Each person has something unique to offer and We need each lady to show up and bring their talents to our relief society to make it the best relief society!
Then we went to the kitchen where we had a lady show us how to make some authentic corn tortillas. Corn tortillas were not as easy to make as flour, but we do have a few gluten-free girls so it was a fun demonstration to watch, and then they got to eat the corn tortillas.
We set up a skillet station and they were preheating while we did corn tortillas. (Just an FYI- we popped a few fuses. We had to move them around the gym and put some in the kitchen!)
After that, we rolled out our tortillas. The goal is to get them as thin as possible!
Then add onto a hot skillet and cook the tortillas.
We had a whole taco bar with all the ingredients! Nothing like eating a freshly cooked soft taco!
If people were waiting to cook shells, or done eating, we asked them to wash the bowls that they mixed the dough in!
I thought it was a totally fun night! We had a great turnout, learned a new skill, got to eat tacos, and there was plenty of time to visit with each other!
Here was our invitation! I made a blank Fiesta version HERE if you want to upload it into Canva or picmonkey and add to your invitations!