Sunday, February 12, 2017
2017 Valentiny Contest, Entry 1: Abuelita's Valentine's Day Surprise
This is my first submission to the 2nd Annual Valentiny Contest hosted by Susanna Hill, found here: https://susannahill.com/blog/. Happy reading and Happy Valentine's Day!
Abuelita's Valentine's Day Surprise
by Penelope Aaron
“What are you doing, Abuelita?” asked Tomás. He slid a barstool up to the kitchen counter so he could get a better look at his grandmother. She was surrounded by bags and containers and small cups and spoons. “What is all this stuff?”
“It is a surprise or una sorpresa,” Abuelita said.
“A surprise! I like surprises! What’s that white stuff?” Tomás asked.
“Flour— la harina.”
“And what’s that?” Tomás pointed.
“El azúcar— sugar.”
“Butter— la mantequilla.”
“And what’s that?”
“Los huevos— eggs.”
“How about that?”
“Vanilla— la vainilla.”
Abuelita showed Tomás how to mix all the foods together in a big bowl. When it was smooth, they rolled it out into dough. They rolled the dough until it was a big flat circle. They cut the dough into heart shapes.
“Like this mi amor,” said Abuelita.
She showed Tomás how to put them on a pan. Then Abuelita put the pan into the oven. A few minutes later the timer rang and Abuelita pulled the pan full of hearts out of the oven. The kitchen smelled wonderful.
“Cookies!” cried Tomás. He clapped his hands.
“Sí, cookies— las galletas.” Abuelita passed a cookie to Tomás and said, “Happy Valentine’s Day mi amor.”
Tomás smiled and hugged his grandmother. “I love you Abuelita.”