Thought we’d share a few more pictures with you from our experiences this first week in Chihuahua.
Our host family introduced us to a Mexican specialty, Menudo. Here’s a little info from Wikipedia:
The soup menudo is a traditional Mexican dish; a frequently spicy soup made with tripe. It supposedly cures hangover by inducing sweating, causing the release of toxins. Is traditionally served on special occasions or with family. Usually, lime, chopped onions, and chopped cilantro are added and some also add crushed oregano and extra crushed red chili peppers for a spicier taste.
Menudo is usually eaten with tortillas.
The menudo tasted good, but the tripe was a little slimy, and chewy for my taste. Pete had two bowls…so I’ll let you decide it he liked it or not.
We have been trying to get out and around our neighborhood a bit more since we would like to meet some of those who live near us and develop some new relationships with them. Yesterday we had a great opportunity for this…the market! Every Wednesday just one block down from our house there is a market with tons of vendors selling everything from fresh vegetables & fruit, to used clothing, garage sale type items, candy, tortillas, cheese, burritos, tamales, furniture, basically anything you could want. It was such an awesome experience, and we got a haul of yummy goodies for the next week for great prices!
Today, being Thursday we spent some language learning time with our new friend, and the nephew of our host family, Cesar’. He’s 17 and hoping to help us learn as much Spanish as he can, in return for us helping him with his English. We took him to Starbucks today as a thank you…it was his first time.
That’s all for now, stay tuned for more Mexico adventures!!