Cooking here is challenging. If you know me, you know I am not a “made from scratch” kinda gal! Well, I wasn’t! If we want to eat, I have to cook, and there really isn’t anything quick around. We have found tuna, expensive tuna! And peanut butter and jam – no jelly, just jam – which is okay with me but my husband doesn’t like it because it doesn’t mix well with his peanut butter! But the bread we’ve found isn’t the greatest, it is all very dry. So, I have to start lunch around 10 to eat at a reasonable “lunch” time! Seems like I get done with that and it’s time to start on dinner, right after getting the water, and heating it to do the lunch dishes. All day heating the water and putting it in thermos’s so we will have hot water for dishes, and bathing.

Anyway, I am proud to say it took moving to Africa for me to learn to make my own tortillas and salsa. And they were very, very good! I even made a great guacamole, even though I am the only one that eats it. Ate it for three days! This meal will probably be a staple in this house until I learn more recipes for the foods available here!



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I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries.

3 thoughts on “Handmade”

  1. Wow! Pumping water and carrying it and then heating it sounds like when I was growing upon the farm. I wish I could give u some recipes but I’m not a very good cook so probably better off without them. Hope u and family doing well!


    1. At least I have the internet to look up recipes! I am also having to buy the pans etc. that I need because we came with nothing, and was taken shopping to buy things, but it was overwhelming at the time to know all I would need. I’m off today to find a bread pan, that should be fun!


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