i forgot to mention in my last post that last night my roommates and friends had an empanada party. we did this as a send off for tyler, who is leaving to columbia with CPT next week. Empanadas are made throughout central and south america, and as far as Spain and the Philippines. (have you had any ben?)
ours turned out really good!
basically you make a dough very similar to pie crust. roll it out, and then fill it with things like meat or tofu, potatoes, cheese, carrots, other veggies and spices. then you bake or deep fry them (we opted for the baking). you can also make dessert empanadas. we made some DELICIOUS ones with cream cheese and mango filling and topped them with cinnamon sugar!
check out this step-by-step guide for making your own!