Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Although Jordan is here to work with the water filtration systems his church (First Presbyterian of Visalia, California) has installed with us over the last 3 years, 6 in total, he has been also joining us as we work with workteams this summer.
He works well with all the different teams, especially the ones with young ladies!
His mother raised a right nice young man! When he joins us and the teams for meals (he never misses one), he won't eat until I have served myself, and even washed dishes one morning to keep me from having to do them! (Yes, mom, he knows how to do dishes!) He also jealously watches the teams members as they serve themselves firsts and seconds because he knows he will receive the leftovers! After about 7 trips here over the years to work with us, he knows most of my menus, has his favorites and shows up early for those meals!
As our third team in a row left this morning, he will be helping us prepare for his home church to arrive in three weeks and put in a water system across the lake. In the meantime, he will also be helping another missionary with a team putting in a system in Patzun! Busy, busy, busy!
We are enjoying working with Jordan and Johnny loves having a man around to be "manly" with. They talk water systems and such...I am enjoying having a "son" around!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Not many of the days were this sunny. But they spent lots of time bending wire and making "cages" to go in the fence.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
2 pounds of ground beef, browned
1 can whole kernel corn or Veg-All
2 packages (1 box) of mashed potatoes or equivalent "homemade"
1 package Brown Gravy mix
This is the amount that fits in a 9 X 13 inch pan...adjust for the size crew you are cooking for!
The ground beef, mixed with the prepared Brown Gravy, goes in the bottom of a well greased pan, followed by the corn or veggies and topped with the prepared mashed potatoes. Put all of this in the oven for 30 to 45 minutes, or until bubbly. This is the way I remember it being made at Judson Collage in Marion, Alabama. Adjust as you wish, adding onion, cheese, or anything that strikes your fancy!
More pictures soon of the teams!
Friday, July 09, 2010
OK, when you use pictures taken by the team members, you get strange pictures of cows,
Thursday, July 08, 2010
You can see the closed eyes and the scream that echoed through the forest as I jumped off of the first platform.