Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mi Primera Cena en Mi Casa

One of the things I missed most when I was living with a host family was being able to cook. If you know anything about me, you know I love food and I love to cook. My long stretch of unemployment allowed me to experiment and cook often. I'm very excited to have my own kitchen where I can get back to my love of cooking. I'm lucky that my apartment is across the street from a fresh fruit and vegetable market. So I can get fresh and local produce right at my doorstep!

My roommate, Erika, and I decided to have a dinner party for our friends. We decided on an Asian dish. So we went to el mercado Democracia and bought all of our supplies. Chow mien is very popular here so that was easy to find. There are a few veggie restaurants where you can buy tofu so we bought some nice, firm tofu. Then the veggies: red peppers, green onions, garlic, snow peas, broccoli, y jalapeƱos. For dessert red bananas, fresh pineapple, y mandarins with honey.

Raw ingredients

Red bananas
Snow peas
red peppers
chow mein
sesame seeds

We had a great time eating, drinking, laughing, and speaking Spanglish. Thanks to mi Sarita who made delicious guacamole!!!!!


Hola amigos! Lo siento por mi ausencia. I'm sorry for my absence. I have now been in Central America for 4 months and have not written a thing on my blog. I have two more months left before I return and I hope to actually use this time to blog a little about my experiences here in Guatemala. I have just returned from a two week trip to the states and want to start off on a new foot. I think the right one. I am in a new apartment, will be starting volunteering, take some private Spanish lessons, cooking local food, and planning for the future. Welcome back and I hope to see you here more often :)