My parents and sister were here over New Years and we had planned to take them to a Colombian restaurant on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, they closed early that day and we were not able to make it. It was very sad. We ended up eating at the hotel restaurant which worked out nicely. After that we celebrated the New Year of the 25th floor of the Marriott Medical Center playing games, watching tv, and enjoying each other’s company. We were also able to see the fireworks in the distance from inside the building. It was a super nice, low key way to spend it!

I had my mind set on eating Colombian food but the new year has begun..which eating out…so, we couldn’t jump in the car and head to the restaurant. So, we found a way to make our own ajiaco! Fiesta sells frozen packages of all the ingredients needed to make the soup, all you have to do is add the chicken. It was super easy and I feel accomplished in “making” my first Colombian meal.

I did fail at the chicken – I kept the chicken whole and I should have shredded it. Ajiaco is also usually served with rice and a cream but we did not have either of these. So, I have a few things to improve for next time but it was easy and convenient and tasted pretty good!