Southwest United States (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma)

american southwest map

We’ll spend two weeks learning about our Southwestern United States.  We’ll look at the settlement and consolidation of the Southwest Territories into the present day states of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. “…Starting with nomadic Native Americans, [we’ll] discover the diverse history of the Southwest [and] learn about the Spanish explorers, and the southwest as a part of both Spain and Mexico. [We’ll] witness the events of the Alamo and the victory of Texas independence, and watch as events unfold, bringing this region into the United States…”  We’ll take a look at the unique land forms, the diverse peoples, and the natural resources within this vast region of the United States.

Of course, we’ll be cooking some dishes that are indicative of the American Southwest.  We’ll start our first week with a new recipe called TexMex Avocado Burgers.  Everyone likes a good burger and this looks promising.  In our second week we’ll be making a Southwestern/Tex-Mex  concoction called Four Chile Chili.  Like beef stews and spaghetti dishes, chili is whatever you want it to be.  This particular recipe seems to have a nice blend of ingredients.  We hope it will be great!

southwest mag cover


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