Simplicity doesn’t exist when it comes to your abuela’s house. Every room in her house has personal touches that can’t go unnoticed. If you were to take a tour through your abuela’s kitchen, it would look a little like this…
Hands down, abuela’s kitchen has the most character. You know you’re in her kitchen because of the comal that is always on the stove.
And it seems like the longer it stays out on the stove, the better the tortillas taste.
Her stove is never complete without layers and layers of aluminum placed under every burner.
The clean freak in her has to avoid the oil stains one way or another.
And because she’s more of a cook than a baker, this is what ends up happening to her oven:
She doesn’t need an oven when she has a stove. The oven then becomes the ultimate storage facility.
As for kitchen necessities, something she always has on the counter is her molcajete.
Homemade salsa and guacamole wouldn’t be same without this bad boy.
And right next to that, grandma always has this little salt shaker out on the table. But look closely. It isn’t abuela’s salt shaker without a few grains of rice.
It might seem strange, but the rice actually absorbs moisture helping the salt last longer and preventing it from clumping up over time. #AbuelaHacks
As for dinnerware, your abuela can never have enough of these classic, color-trimmed bowls:
She has these on deck.
But if there’s one thing that adds color and character to your grandma’s kitchen, it’s her fancy curtains.
So. Much. Color.
Not a single wall in the kitchen is left plain. If it’s not one of these church or grocery store calendars that are pinned to the wall…
And because abuela hates throwing things away, these accumulate year after year.
…Then it’s a painting of the Last Supper hanging on one of her walls. Or both.
It’s either this or a saint.
The only thing that completes her fruit themed decor is a bowl of fake fruit on the table.
To go with her fruit curtains and her fruit painting. So dangerous by the way. My cousin once choked on one of the plastic grapes.
But kitchen decor doesn’t stop there. Her oil and soap dispensers are dressed up in colorful lacy aprons.
They have different outfits for every season.
One thing everyone can appreciate about abuelita is how much of a pro she is when it comes to recycling.
She’s been using the same container for a decade.
And if there’s one thing you’re sure to find in your abuela’s cocina, it’s a stash of plastic grocery store bags somewhere in her cabinets.
Most grocery stores no longer distribute plastic bags, but that’s not an issue for your sweet abuelita.