Fajitas from Primo's Mexican Restaurant were judged tops overall of the 12 restaurant entries in the Houston Restaurant Associations Fajita Meet in 1986. We were already fans of the restaurant, so when the Houston Chronicle printed the recipe, I clipped it and have been pulling out the yellowed copy ever since. Now that my daughter is heading out on her own, it's time to send the family treasure with her.
Mom used the recipe straight off the box of the Quaker Oatmeal canister. This has always been extra special because of the warm thoughts it brings to me of my Aunt Marshee who worked at the Quaker Oatmeal plant as an executive assistant for most of her professional career.
Simple, quick and easy, and oh so good. I've found many other more elaborate recipes, but mom's no-nonsense style of cooking was a perfect instruction book from an always busy mom to her soon to be busy professional daughters.