Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cookin' up some fun!

Hey all- we can hardly believe we only have two more weeks here in Brazil. Time has just flown by, and it will be so hard to say goodbye to the many friends we have made here. Now that we are in the final weeks of our time here, everybody and their brother wants to have us over for supper! We are booked for five nights out of the next seven- and then some for the next week already too!

Rick showing Suley how to make German pancakes.

We of course want to show some good Canadian hospitality.. but our little house is to small for entertaining anyone with kids.. so we are creating a portable meal maker! We have the supplies to make enough german pancakes and waffles for a small army! We have asked everyone to let us come to their house and make THEM dinner! LOL. It worked well with Bebeto and Suely yesterday. Rick whipped up some really yummy german pancakes and we had ALL the fixins'- strawberrys and strawberry sauce, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, nutella and even the Brazillian staple- Doce de Leite. Of course, for our good friends and neighbors we also gave them a little jug of good ol' maple syrup!! MMMM. It was a great time. Cooking is something I was quite scared of when we started this adventure. (Many of you may know that my primary kitchen tools are the freezer and my microwave- neither of which I will have!!!) However, working in the MH kitchen has taught me soo much! I even made my very first pot of soup last week- FROM SCRATCH! (and it was good too!) I have learned several ways to prepare meat, and can even make homemade salad dressing... and onion rings! I am feeling much more confident as we head out to Mozambique- if nothing else, I learned to cook in Brazil!
My very first homemade soup!
Please continue to pray for us as we near our next set of flights and border crossings. We value your prayers so much! Also- we have started a new resource page (link in upper right hand corner of this blog) where you can download videos etc of our ministry. The most recent one is about our time here in brazil, the next one we hope will be uploaded in September, from Mozambique! (pray for good internet connections!!) God Bless, Rick and Heather

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