5.30.2012

The Greatest Food Known to Man

My boys still speak of injera as the greatest food known to man. The most I've ever seen Biruk eat was at the age of 2 1/2 at an Ethiopian restaurant in Denver (a little over a month after we became a family) - he ate what seemed like an impossible amount and he ate FAST (a feat for Biruk) breathing through pursed lips and saying "sthpithy!" (that's spicy with a lisp). Efesson will talk about Injera rubbing his belly, saying yuuuuummm, and making slurping, drooling noises. 

Ethiopian food on Biruk's 4th birthday - May 4, 2011
Sadly, the last time we ate real Ethiopian food was in the spring of 2010 just shortly before we moved to Portugal. I brought the Ethiopian spice, berbere, with us to Portugal and made Ethiopian food a whole...twice...while we were in Portugal - making injera with regular ol' wheat flour instead of the tef flour that injera should be made out of, and sadly, it's just not the same. 

We all are looking forward to furlough this fall when we can stop in a few Ethiopian restaurants in Denver, Berkeley, Memphis, Atlanta, etc...for some good eating. I also have some tef flour waiting for me in my in laws' freezer so that I can make the real stuff! 

Have you experienced Ethiopian food? If not, get to your nearest Ethiopian restaurant and eat some for me and my deprived children! Or in the words of Bart Simpson, "Grab a pancake and slurp some slop!"


5.26.2012

One Last Chance to Be a Thoughtful Blogger

I do a lot of blog reading. Less now that I live in Angola and have more internet difficulties, but still a lot. I have hundreds of blogs in my reader - friend's blogs, adoption blogs, missionary blogs, mom blogs, knitting blogs, cooking blogs, homeschool blogs, and more. I got hooked on blogs when we started the adoption process - reading and processing the waiting period, reading and anticipating our referral, reading and planning our journey to Ethiopia, reading and planning for life as a family by adoption. There are some blogs that I really enjoy reading and they usually the ones written by thoughtful, every-day people.

I am afraid that my blog lacks the thoughtful commentary that I love to read myself. Back in the day I threw some "thought" in here and there. There are some great pictures of our time in Portugal and our 2008 Survey trip to Angola, but I'm not even showing pictures of our current ministry or life here in Angola. Yes, I know, I haven't been posting at all.

I promise I do a lot of blog writing...obviously not here...I do it in my brain. I'd say I have an idea for a blog post at least daily. So I am giving myself one last chance to be a thoughtful blogger before the "B" in blog stands only for brain...