When you start dating someone from South America, a few things happen…or at least they happened to me when I started dating my boyfriend Felipe a few years ago:
- You will develop a love for arepas (and pretty much anything made with Harina P.A.N.)
- You’ll be expected to learn to salsa…and be laughed at when you’re no good at it
- You start running on “Latino Standard Time” (aka, when I’m with him, you shouldn’t expect us to show up until at least 30 minutes after the time we’re supposed to arrive)
- You start watching (and enjoying!) more soccer than you ever have in your life
If you follow soccer, you probably know that Sunday was a big game between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. These two teams have such an intense rivalry that any game between them is appropriately dubbed “El Clasico.”
We had a few friends over to watch the game and I have to admit that I was actually more excited about the opportunity to break out the baking mitts and whip up some delicious desserts than to watch the actual game.