Last night we had our annual ESL Christmas dinner at the First Baptist Church of Siloam Springs, AR. It was a great time for teachers and students to share a meal and get better acquainted. We tasted new dishes, like an Ecuadorian potato-like patty called yucca (not sure of the spelling) containing yucca, garlic, onions, and chicken, brought by the Albuja family. Maribel Morales brought empanadas Guatemala style, and Adan's wife sent tamales made with rice masa and beef wrapped in banana leaves. We had a pinata for the kids. It was a great time.