Arroz con Gandules

Arroz con Gandules

A friend of mines shared this delicious recipe with and now I am sharing it with you. This is a DELICIOUS Puerto Rican dish. Here is how to make it. Bon Appetite!

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Ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil (vegetable oil, coconut oil, almond oil, etc. Oil of your choice)

1 tablespoon sofrito

1 chicken bouillon

1 packet of Adobo

Pieces of pork

1 can of Gandules

3 cups of rice

4 cups of water

½ can of tomato sauce

Directions:

Heat pot on high and add oil of your choice in.

Cut 7 pieces of pork or amount of your choice. Fry the pieces for 2 minutes.

Add Sofrito, tomato sauce, Adobo, Sazon, Bouillon, and can of beans

Let it cook for two minutes.

Add rice.

When water is absorbed from the rice, reduce the heat of the pot. Mix well. Cover lid.

Finish and enjoy!

Mommy & Me: Oatmeal Cookies

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OATMEAL COOKIES

Makes: 20-24 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup of Oatmeal

1 & 1/4 cup of Flour

1 Tbs Baking Power

1 stick of Butter (soften)

1 Tbs of Vanilla

1 Egg

3/4 Brown Sugar

3/4 cupWhite Granulated Sugar

1 Tbs Cinnamon

1/2 cup of Raisins

Combine all of the ingredients in a big bowl until the batter has formed. We used a rubber spatula and an ice-cream scoop to get the desired size of your Oatmeal Cookie.

Bake for 8 to 10 mins, at 350*F.

Making cookies is one of the best mommy and me activities you can do. It definitely teaches you way that you can bond with your little one. Spending quality time with your little one will inspire them when they get older and it helps with building memories.

 

 

 

Becoming Bilingual

Since moving moving to south Florida, I felt that it was extremely important to teach my toddler Spanish. I love to expose my toddler to various cultures because it is important to learn about diversity.

I studied Spanish in high school and college, when it comes to advancement it is important to meet the needs of prospective clients, traveling and so much more. While teaching my toddler Spanish I also expose her to the culture through the food and encouraging her teacher and friends to speak to her in Spanish.  When teaching Mariah Spanish I lean more towards numbers and greetings. I have noticed that she responds well to when someone is speaking to her in Spanish, it may be that she is reading their body language, but repetitiveness is essential to learning a new language and culture.

Tips to teaching your toddler

  1. Flash cards
  2. Pictures or showing the actual image of what is being taught
  3. Encourage your family and friends to learn a different and then every one would be open to learning something new.

Please let me know in the comments on how teaching your family a new language has worked for you!