Argentina: Introducción

We are leaving the arctic circle behind us and we are off to South America, to Argentina!

Argentina is nestled in the southern most cone of South America with Chili, their national language is Spanish and Argentina is the setting for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita. We had so much fun exploring and learning about this amazing country and I hope you do too 🙂

Flag Craft

This flag consists of 3 horizontal stripes of blue and white, with a sun in the center.

Start by folding the paper in 3, painting the outside sections light blue.

Once dry, unfold and add the sun.

Finally, add the sun’s facial features once the yellow is dry and you have a finished Argentinian flag!

Dolce de Leche

Dolce de leche or “sweet milk” is like a caramel sauce of possibilities! Add it to your coffee, enjoy it over ice cream, make a banoffee pie with it, or dip apples in it- I have yet to find a use for it that wasn’t delicious!

Unlike caramel, making dolce de leche does not require melting sugar and precise temperature management. All it takes is time, a pot of boiling water and one ingredient. You read that right. one.

Sweetened Condensed Milk- I bought this one at our local discount store for less than $1.

Fill a pot with water and bring to a rolling boil. Remove the label and add the can of sweetened condensed milk to the pot.

MAKE SURE THE WATER ALWAYS COVERS THE TOP OF THE CAN!! in all seriousness, it can explode, so be sure to top the water off every now an again to keep it fully submerged.

Boil for 3 hours for a nice thick consistency. Remove the can and allow it to cool, COMPLETELY!

Open and enjoy 🙂

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