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The Wonderful Ms. Caroline

I have come to a conclusion that  it would be a shame if I didn’t  start introducing you to people I know and work with. Especially after living in Kitale for a year! SoI will begin with one of the most important people in my life: Ms Caroline.

Caroline was the first African lady I met when I moved out here. She was cleaning house and doing laundry for my two roommates when we first met. We quickly became friends and she quickly became my biggest help. She is the one that takes care of me when I am sick, keeps my house smelling good when I am overworked,  and has taken care of many of Mattaw’s children. Not only that, but she left Mattaw about a month before me and is back under my employment.

Jobs are very hard to find these days in Kenya, so I have been taking Mondays off to teach Caroline how to cook. My hope is that as she learns how to make Amreican food, she will be able to find better job opportunities than cleaning house and doing laundry.

To celebrate her achievements (and taunt you Americans who constantly torture me with pictures of your food on Facebook) I will be dedicating Tuesdays on this blog to Caroline’s Kitchen Updates. Yes, that is right, every Tuesday I will be posting a picture of something Caroline has learned to bake. Below are Jimmy Dean Egg McMuffins with Gouda cheese. Might I also mention that both English Muffins and Jimmy Dean Sausage are unheard of on this Continent. We had to make the sausage from scratch.

8 Responses to The Wonderful Ms. Caroline

  1. Linda Meece says:

    Looking forward to your “African Food Network” Does Ms Caroline like the American food? I hope she will tell us what she likes to eat and how to prepare it. Blessings always Linda

    • elizabeth says:

      lol! She likes it. All Africans like American food. They just don’t understand why we would choose to eat something that takes so much time to prepare. Everything in Africa is made from scratch so cooking a southern dinner could take around 4-6 hours.

  2. Sharon says:

    You and Caroline are lucky to have each other. Praise God for putting you two together to teach each other and love on each other!

  3. AL Luedecke says:

    Learnig to cook good food (including American) will certainly get Caroline ready to step forward with her life. This is a good thing you are doing. Ahh, to be young again.

  4. AL Luedecke says:

    Learning to cook good food (including American) will certainly get Caroline ready to step forward with her life. This is a good thing you are doing. Ahh, to be young again.

  5. AL Luedecke says:

    Sorry for the double entry. A glitch between my ears.

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