People started arriving at 11 or so this morning to buy the food, prepare the grills, and make the salads. (UPDATE: It's 10:30, and the second round (dinner) has just begun. By God's grace, and only His grace, I'm doing okay with it all. I think am even enjoying myself. Probably having the nicest time I've ever had in Argentina. Tony's family is really very sweet, they have great hearts and are a lot of fun. I am feeling very comfortable here, the kids are, too; Tony's the one experiencing the culture shock for some reason. The kids were also having full on conversations in Spanish today- we couldn't believe it! FULL SENTENCES, all on their own. I teared up hearing them. It was amazing. Thanks for your prayers, we are feeling them!)
Right now I am sitting on the floor in the dining room, surrounding by about 30 adults and kids making all sorts of noise, the tables all having been moved outside for the traditional Argentine asado. Can't concentrate to write much, so here are some pics...
|Breakfast: mate (MAH-tay, Argentine green tea) and toast with butter and dulce de leche (caramel spread)|
|the back patio where we had the asado (Argentine BBQ) -|
we took the clothes off the clothes line (no dryers here) before starting the fire
so they wouldn't get all smokey smelling
herbed provolone for the grill
|mustard oregano lemon oil dressing for chicken|