Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thank you Chef Nadu!!

Thank you Chef Nadu and the Nigat Restraunt!!
We had a super time and enjoyed the cooking class and being able to taste the food after!!
Here is some of the recipe's that we learned at the Ethiopian Cooking class Abigayle and I went to last Saturday.
miser wat red lentils
He used onions he blended in the blendersaltcook with water and oiladd berbere spice it looked like 2 heaping teaspoons Tomato pasteadd washed red lentilslots of water to cook lentilshe made a huge batch of fresh ginger and garlic like 1/3 ginger and 2/3 garlic blended with enough water to mix he used 2 heaping large spoons for all 3 recipescook medium heat until lentils are done he showed us how to watch the center of the lentil until you couldn't see the center.
kik wat yellow split peas
onions from blender salt cooked in oil and waterwhen onions are brown it is time to add washed lentils1 tsp turmericLittle more oil ginger and garlic same as other recipe 2 heaping large spoonswhen the small round thing in the middle is gone the split peas are cookedthere will be more water than you think there should be it will thicken off the heat after your done cooking. Cook medium heat The split peas took longer to cook than the red lentils.
Gomen potatoes with cabbage
chopped onions cooked in water & vegetable oilsalt add a little more vegetable oil1 tsp turmericafter onions cook for awhile add carrots & potatoes cut pretty chunky add little bits of water from time to time to keep it from drying out after cooked awhile add the ginger and garlic from blender 2 big spoons like the other 2 recipes, he waited to add the ginger and garlic mixture in this recipe so it wouldn't change the color of the recipe.cook until potatoes and carrots are donecombine cabbage and potato mixture together when both donecabbage cooked separately in water just enough to steam cooked until tender

Please Pray for the People of Ethiopia PRAY FOR RAIN!!

Please Pray for the regions of Ethiopia. Pray for Rain
This little girl (3yrs. old) and her mamma are getting the nutrition they need, and will be okay.
But there are thousands more that need the High energy drink (F-75) to stay alive.
Ethiopia needs rain so that there crops will produce. Please keep them in your prayers!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday May 10th

This is our last week of Preschool. Yeah!!
I am starting to get ready for the new year. Painting and organizing class lessons will consume
me for awhile.
Abigayle's last day of school is next week May 20th. She is really excited. Then the girls and I are off to my dad's for a week!! We are going to enjoy the sand and sun on the Florida Beach!!
On a sad note...the first dog that Paul and I got when we were married 12 years ago died last night. Lilly May was Born 12 years ago this May!! She died in her sleep On May 9th 2008. We will miss her, she was the best dog that I have ever had. She was the boss of the yard. So this will be quite an adjustment. Sammy our poodle will be lost, I think she was his best friend!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happy May!! May 3rd 2008

This will be our garage sale day...I love to garage sale and I must say that Abigayle and Anna does too.

We are looking for Aleena's things today...

We love you Aleena!!

A baby asked God, 'They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?' God said, 'Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.' The child further inquired, 'But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.' God said, 'Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy.'Again the child asked, 'And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?' God said, 'Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.' 'And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?' God said, 'Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.''Who will protect me?' God said, 'Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.''But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.' God said, 'Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.'At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, 'God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.'God said, 'You will simply call her, 'Mom.'

Thank you Toni...this is beautiful!!