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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

mealtimes


(above) Fatuuma (the lady who comes to help us with laundry and lunch), Hadassa, Evangeline, and Athanasius enjoying lunch that Fatuuma made. 


Mealtimes for the first month that we were here in Abeche were simple. We had dry quick oats with sugar and powdered milk, or in my case, without the powdered milk. Fatuuma would come for lunch most of the time and make us some good Chadian food over the fire. For dinner we would get bread at the ducan and have hard boiled eggs every night. It's funny, but even after a month of eating them every day, I still really like hard boiled eggs.

Now, since we aren't in "survival mode" anymore, and we have a stove, we've gotten a little more creative with the food. Last Saturday I made pancakes with fried apples and I'm planning on making them every Saturday. Mrs. Broten made an egg-bake. We had tortillas yesterday and banana bread. I also made brownies from a mix some friends left last night. So we certainly aren't surviving anymore.

Lunches are usually the biggest and most interesting meal. Chadians eat with their hands over one plate, but now that we have bowls and spoons, we use them. When I eat with Chadians I eat with my hands, but that's a story for another post. Lunches that we have usually are foul (beans with onions and tomatoes), rice and lentils, beef stew, tdameya (chick peas fried into patties), carcanjee (sour leaves with rice and meat), and meat with potatoes on bread. Believe it or not, carcanjee is my favorite.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, that all sounds really cool. Everyone can connect someway over food.

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  2. Oh, how interesting!! :) Your lunches all sound simple, but yummy. And the pancakes with fried apples sounds really good.

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  3. Oh goodness, how very interesting. :) And carcanjee probably would be my favourite too. xo

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