Thursday, February 7, 2008

Dinners at My Apartment

So, a few weeks ago I began having groups of up to five of my 10th grade students over to my apartment on Thursday evenings for a homecooked meal. The first week I made roast beef, upon request of the guys. It didn't turn out very well but we still had fun. Only two of the four ended up being able to come but that made it easier to get to know each other. I meant to be the one asking about them but somehow the table got turned on me...actually that has happened both times. And both times after dinner some of the students washed my dishes! Last week for the girls I made my new favorite meal of chicken seasoned with chipotle, salt and pepper and then covered in an avocado, lime and onion sauce. Yum yum. The girls were impressed. One of them asked me for the recipe and I had to confess it was Martha Stewart's. We had corn and baked french fries with it and then had chocolate cake with homemade peanut butter frosting and vanilla ice cream (they brought the ice cream). I didn't take a picture the first week but I took a few last week. That's Maria with Sara slung over her shoulders. She's a bit of a tom-boy. In the group photo that's Luisa behind me, then Daniela, Sara, Maria and Elisa (or Carol) in the front. Some of my brightest students. Can't wait for the next group though I get nervous everytime. Gotta head down the street to go watch Lost now. Can't miss it! Tomorrow we don't have school. It's a retreat for the teachers to a nearby retreat center. I'd rather just have a day off to do whatever but it could be fun. Hopefully this weekend I'll spend with my host family. Another update soon. Hope you're checking this regularly because I'm posting like you all asked! :)

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Its time for a new post! :-)