Good Morning from the guesthouse!
It is a raining, cool morning here. Perfect. I’m not sure if I have shared this yet, but it is technically fall here, or dry season (so rain is abnormal right now). Hence, coffee, a light jacket, and Ben Howard in the morning are essential.
This week we had some yummy food! I have noticed here, it is basically like eating casseroles all the time. Or at least that is how I imagine it. Click on the pictures below to see the grub and read the descriptions.
Hot Garlic Chicken Sizzler from The Oasis Hotel! Amazing. It was a mixture of Indian, Chinese, and Buffalo Wild Wings all in one. I was happy and had a plateful of leftovers. Note: you have to pay for your leftover box here. 500 TSH, about 50 cents.
I bet these foods look familiar! Having a salad was a treat! We can’t eat most lettuce and veggies here unless they are cooked because of the water. However, Mrs. Kraybill gets her veggies straight from the top of the mountain were cleaner water is used. Also, she has a veggie cleaner she uses. Must have worked, because we didn’t get sick. I also tried cooked beets. Texture was weird, but the taste was satisfying.
The buffet at the Kraybill’s!
The Date, Spice, and Balsamic Cake Mrs. Kraybill made. French Press coffee to go with.
Thought the table decoration was adorable at Mama Pierina’s.
Our appetizer from Mama Pierina’s. The fresh parmesan and mozzarella were so tasty.
I ordered Veggie Moussaka, which is like lasagna, but Greek. Tastes more like Shepherd’s Pie though. I loved it!
Mama Pierinas’ chicken pizza! Doesn’t look that appealing on camera, but it is made with fresh cheese and a Greek flare.
We made “American” Toast aka French Toast. But, when you are out of the country everything is American or Freedom. Those are eggs with Franks. Their yolks are much lighter here.
See anything you would eat?
This week has been pretty low key. We went on a date, worked in the lab, and relaxed! I started and finished the book Insurgent by Veronica Roth. It is the second of three in her series. I recommend it if you enjoyed The Hunger Games. Below is a small photo dump of our week.
The soil I helped Patrick grind and sieve through. Let’s just say I had yucky boogers, runny eyes, and dirty! I enjoyed working with him though.
The soil drying lab at SUA.
Our date night on Monday! It was so nice to spend quality time with the Mr.
Our long run on Saturday did not disappoint. Slow, but considering the elevation is twice as high than OK and the roads are equivalent to our trails, we were pleased. Our lungs were happy too! We have 10 miles this Saturday!
The moon one night was so large. We had a perfect view from the guesthouse.
Now to our giveaway winners! Yes, I said winners! We were so blown away by the amount of love, comments, and shares, I had to pick two! I used randompicker.com to help!
Selected project: Snacks & Bottle Opener
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Congrats Jason & Sasha! Jason, you were the first winner, so you get snacks and a bottle opener! Sasha, our favorite Africa snacks will be sent your way, with a beer! Please email me your addresses.
We will have one more giveaway this summer! The rest of the year our giveaways will be from OH and England!