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International Day: Week 4 (Mexico)

December 5th, 2009 | Posted by Brinestone in International Food

Since we eat tacos, burritos, and enchiladas on a regular basis in our house, I wanted to make something that was perhaps more authentic. I found a recipe for pork carnitas that sounded (and looked) delicious, so I tried it out.

Mostly it was a success. I served the pork more or less as shown in the video linked to above: on slightly fried corn tortillas with chopped avocado, salsa, and lime wedges. I didn’t do cilantro because we don’t care for it, and I did put cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes out for those who wanted them.

We talked about Spanish (Lego has had some exposure to it thanks to Dora and Diego), found Mexico on our new-to-us globe (thanks, Granny and Grampy!), looked at some pictures of Grandma O’s trip to Mexico last spring, listened to some Mexican music on youtube, and talked about Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos. I wanted to make a Mexican dessert too, but I had made gingerbread earlier in the day and just didn’t have the energy by the time dinner was over. Maybe in a day or two. We’ll see.

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