Monday, March 26, 2012

Saying Goodbye To Peru

We have officially concluded our tour of Peru. We created a flag, made a yummy snack of alfajores, made some clay llamas, and now, we have eaten the food. 

As always, I got up early and spent the day in the kitchen preparing for our big feast. I had music playing that was Peruvian radio (streaming free online), many recipes at my fingertips on the computer, and all of the dishes clean, ready to be used. 

Causa Rellena de Pollo, Quinoa Salad, and Humitas (Tamales) to eat. Limonada to drink (we used brown sugar to sweeten it and instead of blending it with ice, we just served it over ice.) 
My dinner. Yes, I went back for more as I always do, it was delicious! 
While we enjoyed our dinner, I asked trivia questions and my littles and our guests did a great job answering them. 
Dessert: Encanelado
I had our recent library books, still on loan, and the book that we made set out for our guests to see, and for us to reflect on if we wanted to. 

After dinner, Aiden grabbed the book Moon Rope (which I told you about here) and sat at the table and read it again. This was super exciting as he is a new reader and doing really well, he really likes to read! 
When our guests left, Preston and I tucked our littles into bed, put the left overs away and turned out the lights on the pile of dirty dishes. We had the same balance of relief and sadness to have it behind us that we always have the end of one of our journeys. 

**Check back in a few days, I am going to be featuring a readers travels. After that, we are going to be moving on to a new destination, we will be "visiting" another European country.
See the other European Countries that we have visited here, here and here.  


  1. Que bueno! Looks like great fun - and very cool that Aiden wanted to read the book on his own. Can't wait to see where you travel next!

    1. Thank you Carrie!

      It was definitely really cool that he took the initiative to pick up the book and read it without it being suggested for him.

      Thanks for reading and following along as we "tour the world" :)

  2. Thank you so much for linking up to the Afterschool Party. I can't wait to use your lessons as part of our Cooking Around the World in 12 Dishes. Can't wait to see what European country you visit next.

    1. Thank you for checking it out Kim! I am enjoying reading what everyone is doing with their kids at the link up parties!


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