Lunch anyone?

Guatemalans typically eat their large meal of the day in the mid-afternoon, followed by something light later in the evening. Yesterday, Connie cooked for us and she made us fresh hand made torillas. These are made with a corn product called Maseca. We have it in Oklahoma and I have tried to make tortillas with some success, but ONLY if I used a tortilla press. Here, shaping the tortillas by hand and cooking them on a caste iron griddle is an art form. 

I learned from Maria and her husband the best way to eat them earlier this year. You take a fresh-off-the-griddle tortilla, place a thick slice of queso fresca on it and add a little chili sauce if you like it hot. Yummmmm. I took a picture of our wonderful Guatemalan lunch.

 

Yummy lunch-tortillas are on the left con queso y con chili

Yummy lunch-tortillas are on the left con queso y con chili. Also pictured are fresh papaya and hand sqeezed l'imon juice.

 

This food was so good that Jerry let his hair down!

This food was so good that Jerry let his hair down!

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