Monday, January 11, 2010

Heck Yes Goal #2!

Goal Number 2 of Peace Corps
Help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
I figure a good way to help accomplish this goal is to serve Moldovans with tasty American food and snacks.

  • Stove Top Stuffing: Had sent from home by Shawn & Natalie for Thanksgiving. Nobody liked it, so I ate it all. (-1)
  • Chili: made from scratch with help from chili seasoning packet sent from mom. Family liked it but thought it was too spicy. Interesting moment trying to figure out how to say ground beef in Romanian at the grocery store. (0)
  • Flavored Sunflower Seeds (BBQ and Ranch): sent from Grandma and brought to partner teacher's house. Her and her daughters LOVED them (+1)
  • Deviled Eggs: family loved them. (+1)
  • Homemade Mom Salsa: made and sent by mom. Initially family did not like it with tortilla chips, but then host dad put it on bread and all loved it. Also mixed it into a grain oatmeal-like dish. (+1)
  • Mocha Chai Tea Latte Mix: Sent from Bob and Carol, Host dad and brother LOVE it, mom and sister think it tastes like cleaning product (0)
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cups: Really, who doesn't love these?? But all are confused by brown paper wrapper around actual chocolate. (+1)
 Total: +3, 50%
I best be cookin' some more!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you're introducing them to all sorts of our "basic" American fare. Have you tried Kraft or velveeta mac and cheese yet? What about Trix or Lucky Charms cereal? Oreos?