I cannot believe that I have been here for almost a month! Time flies even in this nice settle routine that I have become adapted quite well to.
I had a hard time adjusting to the big breakfast of beans, eggs, fruit, yogurt and granola or sometimes taquitos. However, I do know what I’m going to do without it when I return home. : ( Lunch time is between 1-3 PM and our host mom serves a two course meal consisting of sopa (soup) and a meat course. Dinner is served at around 8-10. This is a light meal of a few small tacos, a sandwich, or a sweet roll with coffee or atole (This is a thick corn drink. It is very satisfying).
Corn tortillas are a mainstay here. They are present at every main meal, and I am amazed at the variety of ways that Mexican cooks combine tortillas with meat or vegetables to make different dishes.
A few weeks ago, my roommates and I took a picnic to the town to Lake Chapala. My adventures here haven't been only culinary. My Spanish school organized day trips to Tonala, a local artisan town, where we toured a paper maiche' workshop, ceramics workshop, and glass-blowing workshop; and to Tequila, where we toured an agave ranch (agave is the plant used to make tequila) and a tequila factory. In two weeks, we are taking a three-day trip to Mexico City, where we will tour the ruins of Teotihuacan and see the famous sights.