Thursday, April 26, 2007
Can't Help Being a Grandma!!!
Today was a busy day for me and my students. We prepared several dishes for a Track C foreign language class that celebrated its last day today. (Wish I were on Track C, too!). The day had been so busy I forgot to take any picture! We discovered that if one didn't have a comal, one can still keep the shape of the Sopes shell while frying it. Two of my girls in Period 3 didn't want to work with the sopes because there was no Komal to pre-cook the shells as one of the girls' aunts does it at home. After I showed them how, (with my heart thumping and my fingers crossed cuz I really haven't done this any which way) and everything went well, they all agreed with me that as long as one doesn't give up, any problem is solvable. Volunteers from Period 1 made the chocolate chip cookies. They were so happy when I told them they will bake their own cookies tomorrow. Another set of volunteers from my Period 2 class boiled pasta and pre-cooked the meat for the spaghetti, the sauce for which was finished by my spice wizard, Oscar! Still others diced onions and tomatoes, chopped some cilantro leaves and grated the lettuce. The next period fried the sopes shells, assembled the sopes and prepared the fruit and the vegetable salads. Before the next class arrived, everything had been delivered!!! There were four ladies in Period 4 who readily volunteered to clean up the mess and as a treat for them, they can prepare, tomorrow, anything they want. And their choice? - Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Puffs with Pastry/Chocolate Cream! To think that we just finished discussing the Food Pyramid!!! Well, I am also a Grandma, ain't I?