Sunday, September 16, 2007

viva mexico


Today is Mexico's Independence Day, which we celebrated by making arepas, a Venezuelan food. We're never very Mexican in our celebration of this day, but Bernie did the grito at school, so that counts. Our Venezuelan friend Ed came over and made the arepas. I made the mechada, a shredded beef filling. Everything turned out so well that all the children now claim arepas are a new favorite meal along with tacos, tostadas, and gorditas (made-in-Mexico versions only). In fact, Marcus said his arepa was the best thing he'd ever tasted! I used to make them all the time when we came back after living six months in Venezuela. Georgie ate lots of arepas with black beans as a baby, but then I got out of the habit of making them. Arepa flour is not readily available around here. At least, not at your everyday grocery store. Anyway, looks like I'll be making arepas again.

4 comments:

Montserrat said...

What? No recipe? How could you! You post the pictures and tell us how delicious they are and then leave us stranded. :D

Karen said...

Recipe please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(or I guess I am one of your few readers who could actually ask for an invitation to come over for dinner :-)

Mama Ava said...

hHEY! WHERE'S THE RECIPE?????

Calandria said...

haha ok, ok. an arepa recipe can be found on the back of a PAN pre-cooked cornmeal bag. more info on that later. and i will try to remember how i made the mechada.