Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our Kitchen in Honduras

The kitchen we use to cook for the Mission Team in El Progresso is located at Inglesia Bautista Betania (Bethany Baptist Church).

The kitchen is constructed of large cinder blocks for 3 walls. The 4th wall contains the door and a huge window opening with bars over it. The window has an aluminum screen that shuts down over it at night.

The left side of the kitchen is a long tile counter and double sinks. Underneath is open. On the counter we keep all the bread (I just can't bring myself to put it on the floor). The sinks do have running water that travels to the sink from collection cisterns on the roof. It is only cold water...the hot water faucet is just there as a decoration. At the end of the counter is a tiny, tiny oven/stovetop combo. We can balance 2 large soup pots catty-corner on the burners and they won't fall off. But we have to stir pretty constantly because they only heat on the edges that are on the burners. Then there is the oven...its never worked, so its just a decoration also. Next comes the super,huge works great propane griddle. We can cook pancakes, fry sausage, scramble eggs, brown ground beef, or whatever on that monster...its about 3 feet wide and 4 feet long. Praise the Lord for the griddle. Greg will have to work on it when we get there to get the thing clean enough for us to use.

Next the food cooling machines. Last time we had a big fridge/freezer combo. The fridge door didn't stay shut and we had to keep it closed with a cooler propped against it. The freezer worked good (if the fridge was shut) Mario brought us in a Coke drink cooler with a glass door that we used for our butter, juice, etc. The cabinets on the right side of the kitchen will be filled with the peanut butter/jelly, coffee, tea bags, cookies/crackers, etc.

The church tiled the floor and its gorgeous and shiny. But man, is it slippery when wet or greasy. We are taking some foam shelf liner to put on the floor in front of the sink so we don't slip too much.

Tomorrow, I will give you a run down of our day and typical menu's that we serve.

I couldn't find any good pictures, so I will post when I get back.

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