Being the planner that I am I mapped out all our meals, typed out the recipes (tripling amounts for most), and had a rotating kitchen crew from the team to help me. Thankfully the kitchen there sports three large ovens, two large gas stove tops, and a griddle. There was one challenge in my planning: one of our teammates had a wheat sensitivity. With a little digging around the internet for info and recipes (and some spelt flour brought from home) we were able to feed everyone comfortably. Can you believe Ensenada has a Costco, Wal Mart, and lots of other American stores? I wasn't expecting to do most of my shopping at Costco and Wal Mart, but that's what we did!
We ate things like: Honey Baked Chicken, with Creamy Potatoes, and Sweet Potato Corn Bread (I made muffins and they were so moist & yummy)! I baked extra chicken to use the next night in our easy Chicken Enchiladas (batches made with both corn & wheat tortillas).
I also cooked extra black beans that night so I could make Black Bean Brownies for our group. Most of them tried it- but not everyone came back for more! However, I did make the person who can't have wheat very happy!
Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos (a team favorite)
German pancakes (again using spelt flour). I didn't get to soak the flour when we made pizza- boy did we make a lot of pizza that night! Those kids love pizza.
Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole. Seemed like a great idea, until I realized that Mexico does not have frozen hashbrowns: they must not eat them. So, I bought bags of french fries instead & chopped them small. Here's our bowl of 48 eggs, 3 cups milk, 12 cups cheese, chopped french fries, among other goodies!
Rice Porridge another morning (well, one or two people may not have been so sure about sweet rice for breakfast), and Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies for a treat another night (if you're following the links you'll notice I got a lot of recipes from the Easy To Be Gluten Free blog and they all were great).
Another plus for me being in the kitchen that week: it was cold in Ensenada! Well, 68 and breezy cold. Too cold for me to feel comfortable in my tank tops, shorts, and no coat- thankfully the kitchen was warm so I was happy to be in there a lot!
The team had a great week of working & loving on kids and I am thankful to have been a part of it.
That's my mom who lives in California loving on one of the babies. It was a blessing that we got to share this week with her too!
This post is a part of Tuesday Twister and Gratituesday.