24 April 2007

Homework Never Tasted This Good

On Sunday, DD and a girlfriend spent all afternoon in the kitchen cooking three dishes from Spain as extra credit for Spanish class. They prepared Chicken with Lemon and Garlic, potatoes with paprika and cumin, and some type of deep fried Parmesan cheese blobs with Fiery Salsa. With all the olive oil, garlic and onion, our house smelled like a restaurant. In fact, you could even smell it outside of our house!

Part of the assignment was to have various people taste the dishes and provide feedback. The chicken was excellent but perhaps the juice of two entire lemons was a little much. (Interestingly, the chicken wasn't nearly as "lemony" the next day, as the flavors mellowed considerably.) The potatoes were also good but quite pungent after they were coated with paprika and cumin. Sour cream made them a little less spicy. The cheese blobs were perfectly crisp on the outside, but occasionally the insides were a little mushy. The salsa was quite spicy and a good complement to them.

All in all, it was a fun and interesting way for the girls to spend an afternoon. Definitely more exciting than geometry homework and much tastier, too.

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