State Of Grace – Taylor Swift
In between my Junior&Senior year of High School I spent a month down in Mazatlan, Mexico “interning” with La Vina.
Let me tell you, Mexico has a very special place in my heart. I love the culture, the people, and the way my heart feels when I am there.
Today’s Mexico story is about making Tostadas.
(A little background: before this intern trip in Mexico I had been to Mexico 3 other summers. I had a lot of experience with the place, had a lot of friends already, and was moderately familiar with the place.)
That being said, I have a wonderful friend in Mexico named Cindy. She is absolutely incredible and she would admittedly slow her Spanish WAAAAYYY down for me and the other interns who were there.
As I was interning there were two other girls from my church there as well, Kristen and another Taylor (we called her Taylor 1, I was Taylor 2). We had become great friends with Cindy and one day she invited us to her home to hang out and learn how to make Tostadas.
This was such a special experience. We were able to visit her home and see where she lived and walk around her neighborhood. We also got to spend time with her mom, who is also the sweetest.
We worked on preparing the meat, the lettuce, and the rest of the ingredients. We got to see her mom make/fry the tortillas and at the very end, we got to eat the meal we helped prepare! We also were served homemade Orchata.
It was one of our last days in Mexico, and one of the last days I got to spend with Cindy. I still Facebook her every now and then, but there is nothing like seeing someone in person. Also, face to face communication is much easier than navigating Spanglish over the internet.
Cindy made us each special pens to remember her and Mexico by. Also, she gave me a bag of Cheetos, which she happened to know are my favorite. I do like American Cheetos, but Mexico has some more spicy Cheetos that are to die for. (or at least that is how I remember it)