Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ecuador is calling





Just to ease us back into the food in Ecuador (that kind of sounds like we are leaving NZ real soon - but  no announcement yet folks) - we had friends over for rice and beans tonight. Actually we went the "whole hog" with locra de papas first and then sweet empanadas to follow. I made everyone roll their own empanadas (they thought it was for the fun of it when really I can't make them very well myself). Of course we don't have Queso Fresco here so we had to fill them with whatever was available. I'm telling you - marshmellows and chocolate (Moro Gold Bars to be exact) is pretty darn delicious!

I should introduce you to Kelly and Bjorn - they are a cool young couple that have been serving here in Bethlehem Congo for a couple of years but have just moved on to help out the Mount congo - Kelly has just taken up learning Spanish so I am very proud of her taking up the challenge. At least I will have someone to leave my spanish calls with!

3 comments:

Chad and Michele said...

Hey guys! Those photos made me miss you all even more!!! Loved the shirt, Mark! And nice to see Aaron's face. We are having a blast here with your friends Suzanee and Christie! Glad to hear you are getting yourself warmed up for Ecuador...shouldn't be long now! Love you guys...

Lisa said...

No Cuyes or motepio? I hate to think about what you would have chosen for your cuy substitution!

Elizabeth NOT in Ecuador said...

Trust you Doug (Lisa) - I could have easily gone to the local pet shop and purchased a nice fat guinea pig but one experience of cooking that is quite enough.

C & M and R M - Thanks for your lovely comments - hope we have some good news real soon. xxx and miss you all (even Doug)