Monday, December 14, 2015

Salvadorian Quesadillas

This summer we made quite a few recipes from other countries:

* Colombian Rice Pudding
* Indonesian Pisang Goreng
* Brazilian Baiao De Dois
* Dominican Arepa
* Bolivian Quinoa P'Esque & Buñuelos
* Nicaraguan Gallo Pinto
* Mexican Wild Mushroom Soup

But then we found out we were expecting another baby and the morning sickness hit hard! Now that we're in the second trimester and I'm feeling better and have more energy, I wanted to try some new recipes. (And in case you're wondering, baby boy is due in March 2016!)

For our second week of Advent, we focused on praying for our kids from Central America. Since we had previously tried recipes from Mexico, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, I wanted to try something from Guatemala or Honduras and Compassion has this great recipe from Guatemala on their Guatemala Eastern Region page.

But I didn't have rice flour or parmesan cheese on hand and since the recipe reminded me a lot of our the quesadillas from El Salvador, I did some reading on quesadillas from Central America. Each has a slightly different variation, like Guatemalans and Hondurans typically using a more parmesan style cheese and rice flour, instead of the cheddar and wheat flour that Salvadorians use. So I decided to use our loved recipe from El Salvador since it is quite similar, but we will still write to our teens in Guatemala and Honduras to share that we had Central American Quesadillas!

This recipe comes from Extending the Table:

Juanito had fun mixing the eggs and putting the liners in the muffin cups!

Just a tip--if you want the muffins or bread to look prettier, make sure to shape it pre-baking! It's a doughy recipe and holds its shape pretty well.

Juanito was so excited to learn that Jonathan and Dayan eat food like this! He asked if we could travel on a plane to see them someday. I look forward to writing to Jonathan and Dayan and sharing that we loved the quesadillas!

About Hannah Hinojosa...Hannah is a long time Compassion sponsor and writes about her sponsorship journey at Because of Shamim. In addition to being a wife and mother, she is a part-time math professor and loves to read.
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