Friday, February 10, 2012

Hussains for Dinner

We love the Hussain family.  They are so great.  Sister Hussain is always willing to come and show us how to cook Fijian style.  Tonight she is showing Sister Whiting, our neighbor, and me how to make Palau.  This is a popular dish with the Fijians.  It is made with rice, chicken and spices.

Connie Whiting, Maria Hussain, Cherie Tait getting ready to cook it up.

Sister Hussain testing how hot the oil is in the pan.

The rice is browned and seasoned and we are ready to add the chicken, other spices and water.

Pumpkin cut up and ready to put in the oven to roast.  It is so yummy.

Peter Hussain (our Bishop), Kaylela, Maria, Leola

Elder Tait, Sister Tait, Sister Hussain, Bishop Hussain, Sister Whiting, Elder Whiting

The Start of a New School Year and Other Happenings

January 26 was the start of another school year here in Fiji.  These pictures here are actually from the week before the start of school.  This was the teachers first day back and Brother Solomone, the principal, is sharing the testing scores from the previous year.   The scores were better than they were last year, so we were all happy about that.  But since the scores were not good last year - well let's just say there is still room for improvement.  

Brother Solomone

We also started our classroom management class.  There were only 5 people there when we took the picture, but we actually have 8 teachers plus the principal, so that is pretty good.

Elder Tait teaching

During the school holiday we had some of the students in our ward over to do math.  These girls are taking a  multiplication test.  

I know these pictures are sort of random -  but I forgot about this picture.  Right before Christmas they had turkey at the grocery store.  4 Kg is around 8 + pounds and it's $159.00!  I don't know if they sold any or not.  We can wait and have turkey when we get home.