I took the required two years of Spanish I needed to graduate High School and get into college. I can not speak Spanish. Maybe a few words.
Mr. A was my Spanish I teacher. He was originally from Uruguay, and loved to tell stories of his youth.
One of my elementary school friends was in the same Spanish class as I was in. It was great! We quickly figured out that class participation could get us extra credit points; lots of extra credit.
Being the smart girls we are, earning extra credit points soon became a little competition between the two of us. In fact, we earned so many extra credit points that Mr. A gave us an A on the final and we didn’t have to take the test. We got to attend Foreign Language Night and be recognized as having outstanding grades in Spanish I.
By luck of the draw, my friend and I were in Spanish II class together also. Our teacher was a feisty little gal that had a passion for Spanish culture. On the first day of class she asked the students who were in Mr. A’s Spanish I class to raise their hands. We shyly lifted our hands low, as we knew what was coming next. She proceeded to tell us that we probably learned very little in Mr. A’s class and may struggle with Spanish II.
As I remember, we had to work harder for our A in Spanish II. No skipping out on the final and no Foreign Language Night recognition. But, it was fun while it lasted.
Now a Mexican flavored recipe to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Ingredients for Salad:
1 pound Ground Beef
Taco Seasoning for 1 pound of ground beef
1/2 to 1 medium Head of Lettuce, chopped
8 oz. Cheddar Cheese, coarsely grated
1 large Onion, chopped or personal preference
4 medium Tomatoes, diced or personal preference
Black Olives, sliced – personal preference
1 package Doritos or Taco Flavored Chips
1 small can Kidney Beans – Optional
Directions for Salad:
Brown beef, add taco seasoning and let cool completely.
In a large bowl layer salad ingredients.
At serving time toss salad with dressing and chips.
Ingredients for Dressing:
8 oz Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing
2 T Taco Sauce – More if desired
Directions for Dressing:
Mix together and toss with salad when ready to serve.
This salad is a great potluck go-to recipe. Enjoy!