Our December interviews were all wrapped up, with only memories and Christmas clean-up left.
However, we still had three groups of Elders to interview that do not live close to the mission home. So, we took the interviews and the cooking demonstrations “on the road”
We first stopped in Nelspruit and gathered together with Elder Smith and Kankunen and Elder Pulley and Wilombe. However, the power was off that night and so I have no pictures to show for it. We talked around a lantern and had a wonderful couple of hours together while President Dunn interviewed each one of them. I talked with them about all the good food they can and do make. We left the food and recipes for them to make when the power was back on!
Next, we went to Polokwane. We met in the small chapel and used the kitchen there to make Elder Richard’s chili recipe and I added the corn bread recipe using the corn maize that is a staple here.
It was fun to see it all come together. These guys are great cooks. They even got to each take a pan of cornbread home for later consumption. I wonder if they made it out of the parking lot before eating it??
|Elder Olson, Johnson, Dye, Roybal, Bua and Delahoy. This is a great group of missionaries and they are doing a wonderful job teaching and testifying in Polokwane and Mokopane.|
On Saturday afternoon, January 9, 2015, our road trip ended in Tzaneen, where another group of great Elders (how are we so lucky to have amazing Elders everywhere in the mission?) cooked up the same recipes. Each group added their own flavor and style. We really had fun talking, working together and preparing food. There were senior couples and district presidencies in and out of the building while we were cooking. We were able to share the food with everyone.
|As we were leaving, Elder Laminie showed me his cool jacket he had personally made for himself before coming on mission It rides around in the boot (trunk) mostly in the NorthEast. It is a little too hot for jackets like this!!|
|This is how I felt after cooking and eating with 10 zones. Time for a diet.|