Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sp 2 C4 V2 – parte 2: Examencito Wednesday 2/1

Check out this quizlet and bring proof that you did a the test or played a game for extra credit:

Comments: Bobby Carey


¡Qué asco! Chilaquiles están picante. (To go on Mike Militellos)

Está para chuparse los dedos. Me gustaria plátanos. (To go onAdam Findlays)

Habichuelas con dulce: Bobby Carey



lb packaged red beans

1 cup water divided into 2 parts

1 1/2 can evaporated milk

1/2 can coconut milk

1/2 can condensed milk

1 tablespoon butter

4 or 5 small cinnamon sticks

8 sweet cloves

1/2 tablespoon salt

1/2 cup sugar + 1 to 3 tablespoons more (in case you need them)

lb sweet potatoes or batata, in spanish, cut into small cubes (optional)

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Small milk cookies to decorate (optional) 




A tip that I learned from Mami is to put my beans in water since the night before. That way they are soft and tender at cooking time.

 Boil the beans in a pot on medium high heat with enough water until they are completely soft. Add water if they dry while cooking. Remove from the heat and let them cool down.

 Pour half of the beans with their liquid into the blender. Add 1/2 cup water and blend.

 When finished, strain them and throw the residues to the garbage. Now repeat these steps with the remaining beans.

After straining, they are going to be nice and smooth. One of the most important tips to remember when cooking habichuelas condulce or sweet creamed beans is to use a stainless steel pot or a pot with a thick bottom to avoid smoky flavor.

Cook the beans on medium heat and add the rest of the ingredients in the same order of the list, except the raisins and the cookiesThey are optional, so if you like them, go ahead and add them at serving time.

Stir your beans well while you’re adding the ingredients to avoid any sticking. Besides it helps to maintain their creamy texture.
After adding the 1/2 cup of sugar stir for 30 seconds and taste with a clean tablespoon. If they are sweet enough for you, don’t add anymore sugar. But if not, carefully add 1, 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar and stir. The important matter is that yourhabichuelas con dulce don’t taste too sweet.

 Cook stirring constantly for 20 minutes or until they slightly thickened and the sweet potatoes are soft. Turn off the heat and let cool down for a few minutes. Now you can serve your delicious sweet creamed beans.

Sp 3 C4 2nd Grammar Quiz: Wednesday 2/1

Present perfect indicative: (present indicative of haber + past participle)

Present perfect subjunctive: (present subjuctive of haber + past participle

Se + IDOP + verb

Sp 1 C4 G2 Quiz: 1/27

Go here for extra practice:

Ir a + infinitive

-er,-ir verbs

Yo-go verbs (Verbs irregular in 1st person present tense) You will need a user name and password here.

Sp 2 C4 G1 Quiz: 1/26

You will need your user name and password to access these extra practices. If you are having trouble with the link, go to and select p 130, 132 & 134.  Then select the button in the right corner that says “More Practice”.

Sp 3 Proyecto de comida: Post recipe by Wednesday 1/25 Here

Post your recipe as a comment to this post by Wednesday 1/25.  Then attach your comments to the recipes by 1/27.  Email if you are having trouble posting.

Sp 3 C4 V2: Quiz Tuesday 1/24

Sp 1 C4 V2: Quiz Monday 1/23

Sp 2 C4 V1 Quiz: Friday 1/20

Check out this link for more practice (and extra credit):