Monday, February 08, 2010


So, I'm a little behind here. After studying the good ol' US of A, we moved on to Mexico (in September). We made tamales, dulce de leche bars and a pinata. My sister and her boys joined us for our "fiesta grande".

First, the pinata:
Tip #1 - Mix cinnamon into your paper maiche. It will smell less like a bowl of sick.

Tip #2 - Brooms help for painting.

Tip #3 - Consider how you will hang the pinata before it is painted and dry. We used ribbon.

The kids had a blast smacking the tar out of it.

The tamales were great. Got the recipe here: The kids were really interested in making them. Until about the 3rd one. Then they ran off. They turned out really good. You will need to rotate them at some point. The ones on the bottom of our pot burned.

We made dulce de leche in the crockpot too (cans of sweetened condensed milk, covered with water, cooked on low for 8 hrs.) We spread the dulce de leche on a cinnamon graham cracker crust. Mmm.

The kids made "rope art" and tissue paper flower decorations.


Chili-Diva said...

Great ideas I will have to try with my grandson