The next two days were really busy!
After Carl & I unpacked and had a shower I marinated the steaks for dinner. This is my mothers signature dish. Here is the menu we had for the next 3 days all cooked on two round BBQ’s. A BBQ in Africa is called a Braai.
Menu for Kalabo
L- packed lunch from Kilimanjaro for Frederick, Carl & I.
D-We arrived late so they all ate in a neighbouring restaurant. I didn’t realize there were two restaurants in Kalabo. After we opened the gifts I made everyone a peanut butter & banana sandwich.
Sun B-The family had eggs and buns served by the Community Guest House
L-Burgers, fried onions and BBQ sauce
D-soya sauce, garlic, brown sugar marinated steak, potatoes & onions in tin foil, spinach salad with Canned peaches.( the syrup served as the salad dressing). They had never tried peaches before. Snack- avocado, corn salsa, bread
Monday- B-pancakes, streaky bacon, maple syrup(Canada)
L- chili, peppers, carrots, onions, kidney beans.
D-curried rice with nuts & raisins, BBQ chicken
Snack-peanut butter banana, jam or honey wraps
Tuesday- B scrambled eggs with cheese
The boys played soccer with the ball we brought while we waited for Dominic to return where he visited a friend’s wife who was in the hospital.
I was so happy to meet Mualuka’s wife and youngest daughter. He has a set of triplets who are about 4 years old and I thought it was three girls so I brought 3 little dresses, 3 red hoodies and some colouring books & crayons. It turns out the triplets were two girls and a boy. I felt so bad but Mualuka in his always gracious way he said” That’s OK. Don’t worry, I can give the other dress to the youngest girl”. I said maybe Njamba would have some thing he could give to your son.
I tried to start cooking dinner early as it gets dark around 6pm and we didn’t have time for lunch. I think they only eat breakfast and dinner there anyway but we were so busy I didn’t have time to make anything.