Tuesday, July 7, 2009

an american dinner...

One of our recent homework assignments was to cook an American dish for our family or help them prepare a meal. I decided to attempt cooking something for my family. My family only has a stove with two burners. No oven. No microwave. No microwave oven. It was definitely an interesting task. My senora had to help a little with using the stove, but other than that it was a great experience! From shopping in the market and trying to figure out how to ask for ground beef in spanish to learning that they measure everything in kilograms and 2 kilograms is a lot of meat, I was able to learn a lot and have a lot of fun. My senora actually taught me a few tricks in the kitchen as well. (They really don't like to waste any food!) I made meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a fruit salad. I had to cook each dish separately on the stove, but it worked out fine. It was kind of like cooking hamburgers because each piece had to be cooked separately. Needless to say, the dinner turned out to be a success and my family and the two other girls who live in the house enjoyed it!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic job, Christine. Food is one of the best ways to share your culture with others. I bet you were the first student to ever cook for your señora. I am sure she will remember it for a long time.