Playing Catch Up 1: End of the Summer Lunch

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April 14, 2013 by jiejie768

Andrea and Gabriela, incoming first graders, enjoy their potatoes and chicken at our end of the summer lunch.

Andrea and Gabriela, incoming first graders, enjoy their potatoes and chicken at our end of the summer lunch.

The students anxiously awaiting to enter the yard for lunch.

The students anxiously awaiting to enter the yard for lunch.

This is the first in a series of posts this week to catch up on a few things we missed. When we didn’t have a camera, we got pretty lax about blogging, but there were a few interesting things happening. This week, before posting about Annette’s visit, we’ll highlight some of those events.

First up: Our end of the summer lunch on Friday, March 1st

How much chicha can 165 kids drink? A lot apparently.

How much chicha can 165 kids drink? A lot apparently.

Twenty-four whole chickens, cut to serve 165 kids.

Twenty-four whole chickens, cut to serve 165 kids.

As we’ve said before, and as you probably knew anyway, the seasons down here in the Southern Hemisphere are the opposite of those in say, Seattle. Thus, summer has just come to a close. But, ironically, the weather is actually better now because summer is also the rainy season. Anyway. To celebrate the end of the summer, we had a lunch at school, along with our normal Friday activities. Our menu consisted of pollo a la brasa (spit-roasted chicken), potatoes with qapchi (a cilantro-based cream sauce), and chicha morada (sweet, purple corn punch).

GeGe serves more qapchi to Saida, Cynthia and Andrea.

GeGe serves more qapchi to Saida, Cynthia and Andrea.

Jasson offers up a second (or third, or fourth) helping of chicha morada.

Jasson offers up a second (or third, or fourth) helping of chicha morada.

Isak struck this pose and specifically asked me to snap a picture of it.

Isak struck this pose and specifically asked me to snap a picture of it.

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One thought on “Playing Catch Up 1: End of the Summer Lunch

  1. Pattipeg says:

    Would love to see recipe for qapchi.

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