Foods at Mission San Jose
At Mission San Jose they ate a lot of food. These foods where atole, beef, and vegetables they drank wine , water , and milk. The atole was similar to something that we eat today called cream of wheat. They had this 3 times a day, at breakfast and dinner they had it plain, but lunch was their main meal and they had meat and veggies in it. They had bbq 's occasionally over an open fire. With these meals they drank wine milk and water. That's what they ate at mission San Jose.
Foods at Mission San Carlos Borromeo
At mission San Carlos Borromeo, they ate some of the same type of foods we eat today. One of the kinds of foods they ate was bbq beef. Even though they did not have a bbq, they could still cook them over a burning stove. Another food that was served was atole, which is made out of wheat meal. For lunchtime they sometimes added veggies and meat. They used honey instead of sugar. The Native Americans did most of the cooking for the Padres. At my mission they also grew many crops that still are produced today in California. Among these include grapes and olives. Some of the drinks that were enjoyed were wine,coffee,atole drink, milk,water,and hot chocolate. Hot chocolate was a special treat. Water was most important because without water you could not make food. When you visit my mission you can have some idea of what foods the Indians and the Padres ate.
Foods at Mission San Francisco de Solano
At mission San Fransisco de Salono, the people produced all different kinds of foods. They had to serve several hundred to two thousand people. They served many kinds of foods like atole, tortes, and salad. They usually ate atole, unless there was a special occasion. The big thing about how they get their food is how they grow it on the orchards. They grow apple trees, orange trees, and olive trees. The people pick them and washed them so they're ready to eat. When people needed food they hunted for it from the wild life like they hunted sheep, pigs, and chicken.
The people had a few different dishes here are some of the recipes that they made: this is atole
Mix a cup of corn flower (mase)
2 cup of cold water
Pinch of salt
2 cups of boiling water
Cook for 1 hour
and that is how you make atole.
Foods at La Purisma
At Mission La Purisima Conception the Padres and Native Americans grew and made many kinds of foods. When the padres first came to the mission they brought many kinds of livestock.( livestock is beef, cow, ect). The padres also grew grape vineyards to have wine. They used the leftover grapes for grapes and raisins. One yucky thing the padres made was atole! Ewwww! The padres had to grow wheat to make the atole. Some of the dairy products they made were, chocolate, milk and cheese. Chocolate was the easiest best food at the mission. The padres taught the Native Americans how to grow fruits and veggies at the mission. The many fruits and veggies were, apples, pears, tomatoes, oranges, limes, broccoli, lemons, potatoes and corn.
One popular food at the mission was Quesadillas. The recipe for it was:
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
(optional) 6 tbsp. of green chilies chopped
oil for frying
Put 1/4 cup cheese and 1 tbsp. chilies on half of each tortilla, sprinkle each with salt. Heat a small amount of oil in the frying panned put the tortillas in one at a time, without folding. Fry for a few seconds. Fold the totillas over the filling, and press the edges together. Then fry until both sides are crisp. Drain a paper towel before serving. Makes 6.