Sunday, November 30, 2014
Sister Cupid comes over to teach me how to cook Tobago style for the Potluck Dinner after our talent show.
I call these hairy potatoes.
Boiling things that look like bananas but are called planteen.
Cutting the chicken and washing it using lemon and lime juice to bring out the flavor.
These are not carrots. They are another root with a thick skin that ends up looking like a potato.
All the different potato type plants after they are cooked. Sister Cupid said there was a yam and a sweet potato in this group. I told her that can't be true because in the US those potatoes are orange. She also told me to pick out some mandarin oranges when we got the other veggies and I looked forever and told her there were not any mandarin oranges. She walked over and picked up some green fruit and told they were mandarin oranges. I told her the same thing....in the states those are orange on the outside. The grapefruit is also green. Think of all I am learning.
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful and we six Tobago Missionaries were grateful to be invited to join with the Trinidad missionaries for a Thanksgiving celebration on p-day Monday November 24th. We flew from Tobago at 10:40 a.m. and arrived in Trinidad 20 minutes later. We were picked up by Elder Francom and Elder Bevin and then taken to the mall where we sang Christmas carols in the food court for about an hour. Then we headed to the mission home for pre-dinner snacks and a big Thanksgiving feast that was delicious.
First time to the mission home.
President Mehr gave a pre-dinner Thanksgiving message.
We had lots of Senior missionaries busy in the kitchen making a delicious feast.
Meeting up with former companions!
Going back to Tobago that night we were renewed, rededicated and rejoicing. It was a great day.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Next, we make some homemade pizza.
Elder Horsley's masterpiece!
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I realize it is not even close to the time to be playing Christmas music. We didn't bring any music cd's with us when we came here, but we found two cd's here the Lintons had left. One is the Tabernacle Choir, which we have played over and over and the other one is the cd and dvd of the Piano Guys Christmas album. It has a feature with the dvd where it just shows a fireplace on the TV while you listen to their music in the background. When it is 90 degrees outside, it is kind of fun to have this TV fireplace going and listen to Christmas music.. Oh, I learned not to teach "Once there was a snowman," to the primary kids here. I got a lot of blank stares. Snow is a totally foreign concept to them.....so is spring, fall, and winter. I have a new appreciation for seasons.