|Maribel, Carlita and I|
I got there and was immediately introduced to everyone. There were about fifteen of us in all! Food prep started almost immediately after I got there, washing vegetables and skinning potatoes. However, shortly after we arrived there was a fiasco because "we didn´t have enough bread" according to the grandmother. Even though we already had four loaves of bread between 15 people (four of which are children), a few of use drove to the closest town about ten minutes away to get some bread (four more loaves!). When I came back, the lunch preparation was in full motion! Meat was on the grill and over the open fire just outside the house, potatoes were chopped and being fried, and a big salad was being prepared. After about an hour more of visiting and cooking, we finally sat down to lunch around 2:30pm. We had chicken fillets, pork fillets, blood sausage, salchicha (sausage), breakfast sausage and huge slabs of bacon. And that´s just the meat! We also had bread, fresh fries, and a salad with fresh kiwis and mangos in it! It was all delicious but I couldn´t fit any more in my stomach after about a plate and a half of heavy food. The grandfather kept telling me to eat more but I had to politely recline even though everything was delicious! Additoinally, while I chose to drink wine out of a glass like normal, the grandpa was drinking his wine out of a traditional Spanish porrón (see picture) and just poured wine into his mouth throughout the meal using that!
|The village "La fuente de higuera"|
I had a great day in the village and felt so lucky that I got to see into the life of a Spaniard for an afternoon. The entire family asked me to come back to the country house or to the beach house next time and I might just have to take them up on that offer :)