This week in the cooking lesson we made Fish Pies. Our lesson was interrupted last week and we did not get the pies made.
This is what it looks like when it is complete. Basically like a tart with a stew inside. The stew can be fish, or other meat. We made fish. We showed the pictures of Sister Sherwood preparing the fish in our previous blog.
This is the fish stew before it is put into the dough. It is tomato, onions, peppers(mini jalapenos), and the crumbled fish. Spicy and good.
Here is the most beautiful sister Missionary preparing the dough. It is kind of between a pie crust and a bread dough. It has interesting flavors in it. Nutmeg and bouillon.
Here they are ready to fry. You can fry them in vegetable oil, or bake them in the oven. We tried it both ways. They were crispier and flakier fried.
Here is the instructor. Every week she has her hair done totally different. This week she was wearing purple ringlets in her hair. These styles are very common here. Sister Sherwood has yet to try one, however. But she is becoming a very accomplished African cook.
Literacy ClassesThe classes went really well this Sunday. One of the instructors couldn't come so Sister Sherwood taught the new beginners. It is fun to see these older women using a pencil for the first time in their lives. They are thrilled that they are able to make letters, and then read the words they have written. Their homework assignment was to write the names of everyone in their family, with the help of family members who can read and write. We teach a gospel principle in every lesson. This week it was the importance of family. The three letters they learned last week were I, A, M. This week they learned F, L, Y. For the first time in their church experience they are getting something from a class. They are participating and learning. It is wonderful to see.
We are having so much fun here. God Bless you all.