Layer like a lasagna...
Graham Crackers [not crushed, just cover the bottom of the container]
Add a layer of the 'filling'
Sliced fresh mango's [or peaches, or strawberries, or blackberries, etc.] Could use frozen also if the fruit you prefer is out of season.
Continue to layer and end up with crackers and the rest of the sauce.
Freeze and when you want to enjoy, pull from the freezer and spoon out a hunk! It is SO yummy..
Sauce: 1 can of sweetened condensed milk mixed with 2 C of cream. I used a triple recipe of the sauce for these two pans and it worked fine-I like it a little creamier...that is one recipe I will bring home and use with my grandpeople for sure!
The missionaries were dressed in differing attire depending on their activity-here are a few chomping down the goodies!
The sale of fireworks is a big business here. I think recently I talked about the 'gypsies'..that is MY name of the people who come into a city, set up tents and sell their wares during a certain period of time. In Cabatuan we had a festival in the fall and had these tents here for months! Most of the stuff is similar to dollar store quality back in the US but some things I have picked up were great! I got a wonderful meat cleaver for $7 [350 pesos] and will bring it home for sure. Anyway, the sale of fireworks is no different-nothing is outlawed and everything is legal so it is a free-for-all!! The type of fireworks that we see in the US in the huge displays that are only available to commercially licensed and certificated pyrotechnical companies are sold here for dollars so you can imagine the hullabaloo on New Year's Eve!! It truly sounded like a war zone and by the end of 45 minutes, my ears were so tired.
|Elder Schmidt, Elder Ziegler and Elder Lundy are enjoying the eats.|
|President and Sister Carlos adding their touches to the goodies.|
|Elder Griffin looking for his next kill...he ate ALL evening and never got full, all 6'8" of him!!|
|Does this look like junk food heaven or what???|
Check out this link if you want to be there with us-Randy recorded it on the IPad and put it on UTube.
Saturday afternoon we went with the Zone Leaders for a while and in trying to find a house, took a wrong turn and came upon a Balute farm!! Many of you have heard of Balute and know it is a delicacy here in the Philippines but I am here to tell you THIS lady ain't gonna try it!! If you want to know more, google it, folks!! YUCK!!
Earlier that day, we attended a Youth Cultural Show. It reminded us of the old Roadshows and was actually a lot of fun. Long, but a lot of fun. Here are five of my favorite girls..
All in all, 2011 was a great year-we learned SO much, experienced SO much, loved SO much, cried SO much, laughed SO much, ate SO much and missed SO much many of the people we love SO much. We know 2012 will bring us lots of new experiences and changes but there is one thing that will be constant...our deep love for our family and each of you...happy happy my friends...
|My three sons and my 12 grandsons would be in heaven here!!!|
|The street lined with firework vendors.|
|Can we say 'FRUIT AND FIREWORKS???'|
|Balute Farm, one of three of four on the banks of this river.|
|Christiana, Glory-Anne, me, Jessa, Mary Jane and Santa|
|She will never be forgotten...my 'Emma' lady bug that I wear...|