Elder Gundersen is alive and well this week. He is enjoying his companion because "he is really cool". He loves the apartment and he is really happy in this area. He still doesn't really love the food, he's finally just gotten used to it. He has found a few things that he would like to make for us at home- Looking forward to that!
This week, he drove a moto! He went really slow because he had a member with him on the back of the moto- Like Moped slow! He still doesn't think he wants to get a moto when he gets home though. He says he has other priorities like finding a job and going to school. At least he has his priorities straight.
We visited about possible future trips to Europe and I mentioned that we needed to go to France and visit Normandy and Elder Lemaire when he gets home. He told me that Elder Lemaire wants to come visit us in Utah. How awesome is that? I can't wait to have the two biggest, most ruthless button pushers under one roof just for my entertainment!
I told him the fair was pretty boring this year. He replied that the fair is NEVER boring. He enjoyed hearing how the kids did with the lambs. We sent him lots of pictures of the fair per his request. I hope it was fun to see the pictures and that it didn't make him more homesick. GOOD NEWS...he finally got the last package that Grandma sent. (Thanks Grandma!)
I am still being blessed with pictures of Elder Gundersen from Bleck. I love that kid! I cannot thank him enough for these tender mercies he sends each week.
Elder Gundersen "fanning the flames of his faith"!
Demonstration on how to properly move the fan by a helpful young lady. Can you imagine cooking like this all the time? I am so grateful for my beautiful kitchen and all it's modern amenities!
EBA (Cassava Porridge)
2 TB Red Palm Oil
3 C Water (can substitute 1 C chicken stock for 1 C water)
1 1/2 C gari or cassava meal
Place oil and water in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Slowly drizzle the gari into the boiling water stirring constantly. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes or until the eba has a firm consistency. Serve hot with soups or stews- to be eaten with the fingers.
1 lb fresh okra
2 medium tomatoes- peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 habanero pepper- poked with a fork
1 C water
salt and pepper to taste
Wash and top okra, discard any blemished or hard pods. Place okra, tomatoes, pepper and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and simmer, covered for about 10 minutes or until the okra is fork tender. Remove the pepper when the heat level in the dish is to your liking. Season with salt and pepper and serve over eba, pate, or fufu.
Thanks to all for your love, prayers and support!