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Breakfast Around the World Week 2: Mexico

This week we traveled to Mexico and prepared a dish with a fun name to pronounce: chilaquiles! Few of the students had tried this meal before, which added to the thrill of the experience.  Instead of day-old tortillas, we used large, thick tortilla chips made in Sonoma. The salsa we used was from Papalote Mexican Grill in the Mission. Everyone got to handle knives or scissors to prepare the many layers of flavor that went into the final product: onion, garlic, peppers, avocado, limes, cilantro and oregano, radishes, and queso fresco, a fresh Mexican cheese.

We were honored this week to welcome special staff guests kindergarten teacher Miss Information (aka Queen of the Castro) and second grade teacher Ms. Butler, who picked and called out cards for an energetic (and competitive) game of Lotería to close the class. 

 Our new chalkboard!

Our new chalkboard!

 We start each morning with a tisane. This week we tried  agua de jamaica  (hibiscus tea).

We start each morning with a tisane. This week we tried agua de jamaica (hibiscus tea).

 Good morning!

Good morning!

 First graders like to practice their reading while following the recipe steps.

First graders like to practice their reading while following the recipe steps.

 Red bell peppers helped us make a tasty but less spicy version of traditional  chilaquiles .

Red bell peppers helped us make a tasty but less spicy version of traditional chilaquiles.

 Our garnishes included cilantro, radishes, and avocado.

Our garnishes included cilantro, radishes, and avocado.

 The salsa just before we added chips and scrambled eggs.

The salsa just before we added chips and scrambled eggs.

 Our trip to Mexico wouldn't have been complete without a game of Lotería (similar to bingo), played with Jacob's Cattle beans to mark our lucky numbers and images.

Our trip to Mexico wouldn't have been complete without a game of Lotería (similar to bingo), played with Jacob's Cattle beans to mark our lucky numbers and images.

 HMCRA's version of  chilaquiles !

HMCRA's version of chilaquiles!

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