We’re back from the Caribbean!

Our trip this week was filled with fun in the sun! We visited the largest country in the Caribbean… Cuba!

The kids learned some interesting facts about Cuba. Did you know that Cubans refer to their island as “El Cocodrilo” because its shape resembles a crocodile or that the most popular sport in Cuba is baseball, not soccer? We also learned that Cuba was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and that there are so many doctors in Cuba that they get sent out to other countries.

Cuban cuisine includes lots of unique fruits and vegetables since Cuba is in the tropics, including mangoes, plantains and guava which we used in our recipes.

Our delicious feast started with our famous Chicken Empanadas, followed by Pollo Empanizado (Cuban Chicken Cutlets) with Mango Salsa, Arroz (Rice) with Frigoles Negros (Black Beans), Maduros (Fried Plantains) and ended with Pudin de Pan (Cuban Bread Pudding) and Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso (Guava and Cheese Turnovers). We had a full plate, literally, this week. DELISH!!!

Empanadas

Pastelitos de Guyaba y Queso

Now we are back in the states and packing our bags yet again, for our next adventure. The kids are full of anticipation as each week unfolds a surprise!

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