At school every day, the kids get a break at 10:30. The kitchen staff is full of sweet ladies who cook a delicious rotation of Tanzanian lunches. Without fail, at 10:30, they take a break from lunch prep to make hot porridge for the kids (and teachers!) to snack on. Tanzanian porridge is called uji ("oo-jee") and it is one of my favorites. It's made of a mixture of maize, peanuts, soybeans, rice, and millet, all ground into flours and then cooked with water or milk. The consistency is like American Cream of Wheat, and with a little sugar, it is a tasty and filling snack! Most Tanzanians eat this for breakfast from infancy to old age. I look forward to uji mtamu (sweet uji) every day!