Patricia came back on Tuesday to cook. She made pastel de choclo which is a dish that has ground beef and chicken on the bottom with a corn crust topping. She had a salad and some cooked mushrooms with it. For dessert, she made a Chilean dessert called mote’. It is a sweet liquid with a dried peach on the bottom and a grain that is like an unsweetened cereal on top. It’s hard to explain because it’s not like anything I can compare it to.
The funniest thing happened while she was here. She speaks very little English so we were trying to communicate the best we could. I felt like it was going well. When she was almost ready to leave she asked me to come in the kitchen and see everything. Timothy followed me in there because he is actually picking up a lot of words too. She showed me the different plates, put the meat dish back in the oven, and then she said “bano” at the end. We thought she wanted us to see something in the bathroom. So, we leave the kitchen and follow her to the bathroom. She gets to the door and turns around to us and says “no. yo.” and other words I didn’t understand. It was so funny. T and I turned around and started laughing. We obviously aren’t as good as we thought!
I’ll have VBS pictures this weekend. It’s been a blessing.