Sunday, June 21, 2009

Discada

This week an American work group is at my Mexican church for a construction work trip. They arrived last night, and we welcomed them with a traditional "discada". It's named this for the disk that the meal is cooked on. The disk is a tractor disk, with a few extra pieces welded on.

This is Judit and Sarai's mom getting the onions started.
My Mexican father (Judit and Sarai's dad) cooking up the onions.
They gave me the tools for the photo, and since the guy before me had been stirring, I started stirring. I was scolded! "No! Just for the picture!"
As the meat is cooked, more things are added: ham, cilantro, tomato...
And the most important step, warming the tortillas! All Mexican stoves have a center-piece which is used for warming up the tortillas.
Me with my first plate of discada
Rous is helping me with my Spanish, and I help her with her English. We're having a lot of fun together, and enjoying our mistakes!

2 comments:

Becky Aguirre said...

Great pictures! Love discada...we need to get all the stuff to make it here! :D

Melissa said...

Oh, that looks so yummy! I think I would like Mexico!

It's been a while. We'll have to catch up soon.