On the Family Home Evening note . . . one home evening Elder Wafula told us about when he was a new member of the church and had a very special experience one Sunday. He had been fasting all day (we fast one Sunday each month and give the money we would have spent on food to the church to help the needy) and he was very hungry and ready to break his fast. He went home and there was absolutely no food in the house. What to do? He wanted to keep the Sabbath Day holy and not shop on Sunday but he was so hungry . . . He prayed about what to do and soon a lady came to the door saying she felt prompted to bring him some food. What a quick answer to prayer! Thank you, Elder Wafula, for sharing that special experience with us.
Talking about food . . . bananas are seasonal depending on the rain. It's been very dry lately so it's a bit harder to find them. But right down our road there are some huge banana plants so I took pictures one day this week.
|Elder Wafula is cooking a meat sauce to eat with our chapotes.|
|Elder Hales demonstrates the art of kneading chapotes and adding just the right amount of water.|
|Then you roll it out flat and then you roll it as for cinnamon buns.|
|Sister Msane loves to learn how to make new things so she was anxious to get her hands dirty.|
|We got right into the act. You cut the long "cinnamon roll" into pieces and then form them into balls. Then roll them flat, the thickness depending on what you want. I prefer mine thinner.|
|Then fry the chapotes with a little bit of oil. Some people fry them with lots of oil but I don't think that's very healthy -- even if you use healthy canola oil.|
|Here's another banana plant further down the street. Interesting.|
|Then I was in Carrefour last night and they were actually selling banana flowers. I asked a clerk how you cooked them but she didn't know.|