Two days ago, the kids were off school and so we took all the kiddos to the beach. It was nice. We had told Nahomie that we’d be back by lunch. When we got home, she was waiting with a surprise for us. She and Esther had worked hard all morning preparing a feast for our send-off. It was OFF THE HOOK!
Starting at 1:00 on the plate and moving clockwise: (Spelling probably incorrect)
· French fries (fresh cut)
· Pasta salad (she made a separate one for Josiah with no mayo)
· Piklese (a carrot/cabbage/hot pepper “salad” served as a condiment with Haitian food)
· Akra (I don’t know what this is—not okra… something that you grate and fry.)
· Fried Plantains
· Fried Pork
· (in the center) Fried Breadfruit (it’s a vegetable that grows on trees)
She also made fresh papaya/banana smoothies.
Nahomie said that she wanted to make a delicious meal so I wouldn’t forget how good her cooking was while I was in the states.
That’s pretty sweet. Equally sweet was the fact that yesterday was Esther’s day off and she worked all morning alongside Nahomie getting things ready.
It was a sweet surprise… and it made us feel loved… I miss them already.