Spanish Club Promo!


Autumn Chase

  Do you love to party? Do you love to dance? Do you love to cook and try new things? Do you love to travel? If you answered yes to even just one of those, Spanish Club is the place for you. This is my third year in Spanish club, and it is by far one the best and most exciting clubs I have ever joined here at south! Sra.Che is the club manager, and she is the most amazing teacher and friend ever! She is super nice, and I guarantee with her as the club manager you will have a blast! This club is not just a club. The people that you meet here are so sweet and take this from being a club to a little family of people that you enjoy spending time with! Continue reading for more information!!

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This past Friday, there was a cooking party hosted on Zoom after school where all of us were shown how to cook our own Patatas Bravas and Platanos al caramelo. Yum! Everyone’s food looked amazing, and it was so fun just to connect with people outside of school again during this crazy time. Below is the recipe to what we baked a few days ago. Feel free to try it out yourself!

PATATAS BRAVAS – Ingredientes

Olive oil

1/2 small red onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

3/4 cup prepared mayonnaise

1 large plum tomato, halved, seeded and roasted until soft

Few dashes hot pepper sauce (recommended: Tabasco)

Splash aged sherry vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 large Russet potatoes, parboiled, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

Flat-leaf parsley leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place a baking sheet in the oven.
  2. Halve and seed tomato and then on a slightly oiled nonstick skillet or flat griddle, cook on medium high heat until soft/caramelized (+/- 7 mins). Set aside tomatoes.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the paprika and cook for 30 seconds. Let cool slightly.
  4. Combine the onion mixture, mayonnaise, tomato, hot pepper sauce, and vinegar in a food processor and process until smooth, season with salt and pepper. Scrape the mixture into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Heat 2-inches pure olive oil or canola oil in a large high-sided, heavy-bottomed skillet until it begins to shimmer. Add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown on all sides. Remove the potatoes to a paper towel-lined plate for a moment to drain the excess oil. Carefully remove the hot baking sheet from the oven, put the potatoes on the pan in an even layer and bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Set timer for 10 minutes

While potatoes are baking for 10 minutes – start platanos al caramelo 

      6. Remove the pan and season the potatoes with a bit more salt. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with some of the                 aioli and garnish with parsley leaves. Serve hot.


  1. Pelar y picar los plátanos.
  2. En una cacerola calentar a fuego medio el aceite y mantequilla o mezcla de ambas (en Venezuela por la escasez de uno u otro producto nos hace preparar los alimentos con lo que tengamos a mano). Colocar los plátanos en la cacerola.
  3. Verter agua teniendo cuidado de que llegue justo a la mitad de los mismos. Tapar y dejar cocinar.
  4. Una vez que se ha mermado el agua, destapar y voltear los plátanos para que se cocinen por el otro lado. Verter un poco más de agua para facilitar el voltearlos y hacer que se
    desprenda y suavice el fondo de la cacerola, esto hará que salga el caramelo natural de los plátanos.
  5. Repetir el paso anterior hasta lograr un color dorado o caramelo en los plátanos. Servir caliente como acompañante del almuerzo, solo como postre o con queso rallado por encima como cena.
  6. Añadir helado, pistachos y salsa de caramelo (opcional)


Doesn’t that look good?

Now, with the times being crazy like this we have only been able to do things via Zoom. Since things are starting to look better, here are some possible events that we may be interested in hosting here at South. These are just ideas that we thought of possibly doing. Comment if you have any more possible ideas for activities we could host. 

~Pinata party 

~Virtual games(just for this school year) 

~Desert baking day (we would bring all of our creations to share in the cafeteria)

~T-Shirt design creation

~Jalapeno eating contest

~Mariachi band dance party

~Spanish book club

~Spanish language music video challenge

~Dance class in the cafeteria

All of these ideas sound like a blast, and I can’t wait to hear from you!

Want some more information about Spanish Club? I asked two girls, Karina Bueno and Andjela Maksimovic, who have been in Spanish Club now for four years and who love it, for their favorite memories. They said doing cooking classes and running them has been so much fun, and getting to try new recipes is great. Also, knowing how to make different types of food is great for living on your own or in college or really anytime in life! They also said doing the teacher appreciation program and sharing their own heritage was very memorable for them. Sounds like such a fun and amazing experience! :):)

Thank you so much for reading this and I hope to see you at a fiesta or salsa party in the near future!!!!!