Thursday, March 26, 2009

Outings And Eatings

This week's outing was to go to a uniform shop.  The schools here require students to wear uniforms, so we went to go see where they are sold and how much they cost.  Afterwards, we went to eat at a "montado" restaurant.  A montado is a large tortilla with beans and grilled meat that is heated much like a quesadilla would be.  When you get the montado, you go to the stand and put whatever toppings you would like on it.  I chose cilantro, pico de gallo, and squeezed lime.   (These pictures may seem a little odd; the purpose it to get photos where we can point to nouns and verbs, not necessarily looking for quality!)  Here's our day in order:
Posing with socks at the uniform shop.  Yes, uniforms are expensive here, too!
Posing with "horchata", a rice-based traditional Mexican drink.   Behind me you can see in the kitchen where they make montados.  The restaurant is open-air, so the air on the street is the air in the kitchen!
Here Rachel and I are posing for the verb "beginning", as in we are "beginning" to drink  our horchata.
These are our options of toppings (well, technically innards) for our montados.  
We were also seranaded during lunch.  Check out the guy in the back.

1 comment:

Becky Aguirre said...

Love montados! I need to get Miguel to take me out...looks like you went to our favorite place! :)