Today is the last day of the Hispanic Heritiage Month. My kids are in a Spanish immersion program at a school in Baltimore. There are a few different languages at the school, and each language program takes on different cultural celebrations throughout the year. Hispanic Heritage Month was the first one of the school year. Each Spanish class did a song (virtually) and my girls’ class was no exception. Of course I got really into the food. We had already planned to have homemade tortillas, and when I realized that it coincided with the day we would watch the Hispanic celebration of their school online, well, I just had to make black beans and even flan. Come and cook with me.
My girls were super excited to wear their flamenco dresses and shawls for the event. I put my Spanish shawl on and Justin even came downstairs in a soccer shirt he was given in Spain. Together we watched Lydia sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” in Spanish with her class and Evelyn sing a song from Venezuela. It was good fun. One of my dreams is to be a bilingual family (or as close as we can get) so I was absolutely loving this. I have been to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Spain. And total, I’ve spent about two years of my life between them.
After changing out of their flamenco dresses, we enjoyed a fabulous dinner with homemade tortillas, butternut squash, black beans and all the fixings.