Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ethiopian Food

For Christmas 2009, we gave Arthur's parents a coupon book with a theme meal for each month of 2010 in it. January's theme was Ethiopian food; we would deliver the complete meal to their home for them, the four of us and two of their guests. (Each month has different limits for number of people and the location -- depending on the complexity of the meal.)

In January, we shared injera and wat, along with Sudanese ful, on a Saturday night near the beginning of the month. It was a delicious success -- and enjoyed by all.

Our mouths are watering as we look forward to the next 11 months!!

NOTE: Conrad did get 16 cheques in the mail the week of his 16th birthday. They were all from his grandparents and aunts in BC. He was very thankful! He deposited them today.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Conrad Has A Birthday!!

He's 16 already!

There were 7 letters in the post for him on the day of his birthday and they were all from his relatives in BC. Each letter had a card in it or a picture of Conrad during his childhood. It turns out that each letter had a cheque in it for $16.00!!

Then, today, the day after his birthday, there were 7 more letters for him -- all with cheques. That makes 14. We somehow suspect that there might be 2 more letters out there to make an even 16, but we'll have to wait and see.

Arthur is still on Christmas/New Years holidays so he had time to make a super special supper in Conrad's honor: bar-b-qued ribs, rice, chicken drummettes, peas and Caesar salad. Conrad loves getting his fingers dirty when he eats meat from a bone so he was in heaven. For dessert Arthur made BFC (banana fudge cake), a family favorite.