More about food!
So, I’ve gotten a little bit more back into the swing of things as far as food goes…..Ummmmmm…..and I just might be paying for it! I say this now, but it just might be worth the hassle and the stomach problems sometimes! Since I last wrote about food, I’ve had several baleadas (yes, and some that Cesia’s mom made!). I think what is getting to me is the Chinese food from last night! Sounds strange, doesn’t it, that I’m in Honduras eating Chinese?! But there is some really good Chinese here! Most Chinese restaurants serve it family style with huge platters of several different types of food. It’s sooooooo good….but I really think that is what has sent me to the bathroom many times today! Haha! Here that’s something you get used to talking about! And it’s not just the Americans! :o)
I am getting very tempted to go with Millie to eat Platano con carne molida y queso! It’s my favorite thing from this little restaurant in the neighborhood, that really is actually someone’s house! It’s actually very common here to see places like that! It’s my absolute favorite here (aside from baleadas), but it is going to sound gross if I describe it! Basically it’s a fried ripe plantain (kinda sweet like a banana, or a bit like a sweet potato) and on top of that they put ground beef and cheese. YUM!! It is soooooo good! Yes, even as I am talking about it, I think I am going to just have to brave it and have some! See, I think that could *possibly* be were I got sick before (and came home with a happy camper in my stomach!). But we don’t know that for sure….So….yah! I think I should brave it! And pray over my food before hand, HA! :o) It’s Millie’s favorite too, and she still eats it a lot!!
I’ve been eating a lot of David’s cooking too! He has two restaurants here called “Chef’s Buffet.” Except here it is pronounced like it looks! (like Jimmy “Buffet”!) He cooks a lot at the house too, and it’s always really good! I am going to upload some pics of his restaurants later. When I first moved here, David owned another restaurant called Tijuana Brass, but he soon after sold it because he had just become a Christian and the restaurant had a bar upstairs (that was a bar/hangout area)- and he no longer wanted to support that kind of atmosphere himself! My favorite thing there was a dish called “Yo Mamma’s Shrimps” (will explain the title of the pic of shrimp from Chef’s Buffet. Yes, I know that shrimp is the plural form- David didn’t!). I was even in a commercial for Tijuana Brass along with the rest of my roommates. It never actually aired, but hey, I got a free meal out of it! Speaking of that, it was pretty funny that David was filming a commercial for his new restaurants last Monday when I arrived. He didn’t ask me to be in it though! :o( But that’s ok, this time it was pretty much just the food being featured. He’s also going to have a lot of radio and newspaper ads. Please keep David and his businesses in your prayers! They’ve done well so far, but there is a lot further to go! And there are amazing ways that God can use food to help David minister to stomachs as well as hearts!