Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cooking for 45 (more or less)

Mexican night in Honduras. Tostadas with beans, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and cheese. Chicken or beef enchiladas, hot sauces, vegetables, watermelon, chips and dips. This night, we ran out of food (1st time that has ever happened), extra folks came to eat.
Cleaning lettuce...leaf by leaf by leaf. The outer leaves were less than fresh, ok, it was really gross. I hope Mario's chickens enjoyed my efforts, they got all our organic scraps. But I guess it was a fair trade because we ate their eggs all week.
See the HB on the Shephards Pie, made out of Cheddar Cheese? The HB stands for Happy Birthday; Carl, Anthony and Greg all had birthdays that week.
Making gravy for our sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast.
Spam and Chirizo Sausage on the grill. Proof that we really did cook Spam, and everyone loved it. It was pretty much the only breakfast meat we could find. I still find it hard to believe that we stooped to Spam.

Greg's apron is pretty self explanatory. Any questions?
We were totally thrilled with this propane oven and stove top. It was such a great improvement over the previous very small oven. And the oven worked, it was great! Hope its still there next time we go back.

We ended up moving the big griddle out to the courtyard because Greg smoked up the kitchen the first day. And I don't mean a little smoke, I mean smoke filling the room and running us out of the kitchen. Our firemen mission team members got the smoke out, but we all decided to move the griddle. It turned out to be a great decision. It kept the kitchen cooler and we had more room. Greg & I moved a table and 2 chairs into the space and we set up a work station for us. We could chop all our vegies, etc sitting down which was a whole lot easier on our backs. There was plenty of standing to cook and wash dishes.

I am glad to be home to my bug-free kitchen, with my automatic dishwasher, clean running water, and my own pots and pans.


  1. I've been craving a slice of grilled spam on my bagel in the mornings. Spam, capers, and cream cheese really does sound tasty on a bagel.

  2. I like the HB pie. That was clever.

  3. I'm convinced every American ought to go to a third world country for at least a week a year so we would be grateful for what we are blessed with and also have a heart for the rest of the world. Sounds like y'all had a great time.


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