Friday, February 29, 2008

Culture Day

Today we did not have class. We did, however, still have to go to school. Every trimester the teachers get together and set up various culture "stations" for us to participate in. I chose to do the food station and dancing.

8:00 AM
Typical Costa Rican breakfast preparation

Gallo Pinto-rice, black beans, onion, garlic, pepper, cilantro, and various sauces mixed together to make a great-tasting combo.
Platanos con Queso (Plantains with cheese)-ripe plantains fried in a pan with brown sugar and cinnamon. Once cooked, slit open down the center and stuffed with tico cheese.

I had a very delicous breakfast and now know how to make a typical Costa Rican dish all on my own!

10:30 AM

We worked on the meringue and the salsa. We also worked on one more but for the life of me I can not remember the name. I forgot to bring my camera today so the pictures are just something to look at that I got of the web. I'm pretty sure that a picture of me attempting these dancing isn't worth looking at anyway! hahaha

All in all it was an extremely enjoyable day. I got to see a different side of my teachers and learn about the culture here. Monday, its back to work!