4.11.2008

Food for Thought

We received this information recently about the children's diets.


"For breakfast the children eat traditional Ethiopian bread and drink hot tea. Lunch can be a variety of things. Our side items are usually steamed spinach, cooked vegetables (beets, carrots, potatoes), or salad (lettuce, tomato, onion, peppers). The main dish is pasta with tomato sauce or meat sauce, rice with veggies and sauce, or injera with a lentil sauce. The children usually have a snack around 5:30 pm, which is bread with honey or fruit. Dinner is eaten around 8:30pm, and they eat the same thing as lunch. "

5 comments:

kelly said...

wow. Are you going to feed them their traditional foods, or as close as you can come? Will you switch to an Ethiopian diet yourselves? Or just take it as it comes? It just reminds me that this is such a HUGE culture leap for them and for you. Wow. still praying for you all... and now with more clarity! Thanks for the posts...

Yarnsmith said...

We will certainly try to use a bunch of the same foods, especially at first. It sounds pretty healthy. From what I understand from other people's blogs, it's hard to find some of the specific spices in the U.S.

Katherine said...

umm, after everything is settled, can I come over for dinner? I have wanted to taste Ethiopian food for years now!

Anonymous said...

More "wows" from me (being unoriginal and all of that ;) ). I'm really hoping and praying this goes well for all of you!

Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Karin

The McEvil One said...

2 words when they get here:

Jimmy Johns!!!


Seriously, we are sooooooo happy for the both of you!!! You are going to make awesome parents, even though I am jealous that you don't have to deal with the 'diaper' issue