Last Night I was frantic... Three papers due, two dishes, one drink, one man. I was over extended. So I went to the store, bought $50 in ingredients, and quickly rushed home to begin the marathon... that's right ladies and gentlemen, I cooked and did homework last night. I know it seems I never sleep and always have fun and games, but I have a 3.75 average while working and having a social life. That 3.75 doesn't come from thin air. So I started a pot of Columbian Stew called Sancocho, and typed up two papers for Spanish. The Sancocho must be Spanish for shit that sprays everywhere, because in the course of cooking, it got all over my kitchen even with a lid on it.
The Stew is made of a whole chicken, one yucca, two plantains, 5 potatoes, two leeks, one small onion, corn cobs cut into thirds, and a puree medley consisting of cilantro, Sazon Goya con Azafran, three carrots, one hot pepper (I cheated and used a habanero, sue me), and 1 each red and green bell peppers. You add the purree to 12 cups of water, for 30 minutes, then every 15 minutes add chicken, plaintains and yucca, and corn and potatoes. While it cooked I finished my papers and went to bed. In the morning I reheated the soup, and made another dish called arroz con coco. The dish consists of rice cooked in coconut milk, and fortified with sugar and coconut flakes. It is served in Venezuela as a dessert. I took both to class today as part of a Spanish presentation, and they were a Hit! I got a 98 and a 95 on the Spanish presentation my group did, largely because of the food (I think). As I was driving home in my car to finish a few forgotten assignments, (like this) I realized two things: I'm glad I took this Spanish class despite the challenge, and I'm a fool with the tools! (Galen swings a soup spoon and measuring cup around his index fingers)