Christmas has past and it was a very nice one for our
family. I think I surprised Rebeca the most. She likes all kinds of animals,
but likes Zebras a lot. I bought her a Zebra bank, a Zebra pillow pet, a Zebra
stuffed animal, two zebra figurines, and a Zebra night lite that shines stars
on the ceiling. She was so happy with her “Zebra” Christmas.
The other children seemed pleased, too, but the older they
are, it seems to be harder and harder to buy things for them. I just mainly do
gift cards and let them go get their own gifts.
Friday was my birthday. It had stormed and school was
cancelled so everyone was at home. I woke up about 8:30 (which is sleeping in
around here) and could not go back to sleep.
I went to the kitchen and made crepes. They came out
perfectly. They were thin and cooked to a perfect brown. I put butter on mine,
then sprinkled powdered sugar on it, then dribbled frozen strawberry jam on it,
then rolled it up and ate it. Super yum.
Crepes are basically a pancake recipe; however, they are
very thin and delicate and can be filled with just about anything.
I did a meal for 140 missionaries about two weeks ago. The
first thing I did was about a week before the meal, I bought two turkeys, each
around 25 pounds, and I cooked them in roasters pans using mySpanish Turkey
recipe. We had turkey for dinner that
night, along with mashed potatoes, corn and peas, and rolls.
Later in the evening, when they had cooled down, I de-boned
them, putting all the meat into one of the roaster pans, putting it into the
freezer, and freezing the broth from the other turkey.