We were delighted to welcome back to the kitchen this week some of the older chefs we haven’t seen since our Soup Squad classes in December. Our first rolled food comes from Mexico, home of the burrito. Students made a fresh salsa, grated cheese, and prepared a pot of Mexican rice with fresh garlic, tomato paste, cumin, and chili powder. While the rice cooked we played a rousing game from Mexico called Lotería! Then we assembled our burritos and listened to the Mexican band Los Teen Tops, which reminded us all a lot of the music of Elvis Presley.
When class was over, students were excited to make extra burritos to share with their teachers and friends in the rest of the after-school program!