Most Mexicans eat the following
three meals each day:
- Breakfast: This meal is normally
served between 7:00 A.M. and 8:30 A.M. For many families, breakfast
is quick and casual. Coffee, cereal, quesadillas, tamales, are
often found on Mexican breakfast tables.
- Lunch: Most Mexicans have lunch
between 2 and 4 p.m. Lunch is traditionally the big meal of the
day. On school days, you will take a "bagged lunch" to school
with you. Many students like to prepare their own lunches. If
you wish to do this, suggest it to your host parents. They will
probably appreciate your help.
- Supper: This is usually a light,
late meal in Mexico. Sushi is also becoming a very popular food
with the Mexicans living in Monclova.
should tell your host if you are hungry. If you do not accept something
to eat or drink the first time it is offered, your host will probably
assume you do not want anything. Mexican food can be quite spicy,
or sometimes it is mild, with optional hot sauces available. If
you prefer mild food, please specify it on the application form.
Your hosts want you to enjoy your meals, but they will not know
your preferences unless you tell them. If you feel uncomfortable
discussing this with your hosts, mention it to a member of the IESC
Spanish School. We will find a tactful way to bring it to the attention
of your host family. Also, be sure to indicate foods you dislike
or are allergic to when you complete your APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION.