Ok I am having a problem.
Well, several problems. I want to just write it all out to process it and then maybe you can have a glimpse too of my life in Brazil since I am not always so good with keeping up to date.
First of all: food.
Since I left my kitchen in Lancaster I have missed MY FOOD. Now I’m six months out and still missing MY FOOD. I’m not expecting it to go away, but I would like for it to get better.
In Curitiba I was homesick and lonely and wanted MY food for comfort. Curitiba is a really big city and it was easy to get many things that were needed in order to make the things that I love to make. I cooked at least five nights a week and I loved it. And I loved the food. I was able to go home for three days and I ate like eating was going out of style. I ate myself sick. And it was delicious.
So now here we are in the state of Goias, in the tiniest smallest island of a town called Trindade.
It took us 2 months to find a real grocery store here because it is actually hidden on a secret street with a million pot holes on it.
However. I cannot begin to tell you the limited amount of food we have here in this town. And I know this is where I am being attacked spiritually, but hear me out, there is truth in this…
I am physically unable to eat red meat here. After four episodes of very sick stomach problems after eating red meat I cannot do it anymore. So, therefore I don’t cook it.
I will eat chicken and the hot dogs. And I eat a lot of them. I would buy and cook the ham or the turkey if they didn’t cost a ridiculous amount of money.
I do love all of the fruits and vegetables that are available here. I LOVE the pineapples, the mangoes, the avocados….omg go good. We eat A LOT of them.
I feel like I cook the same thing every week. I make spaghetti one night, roasted veggies and potatoes and chicken, hot dogs, grilled cheese….over and over and over again.
BUT NOW I have gotten to a point where even the foods that I am ok with cooking are turning my stomach. Today I made eggs for breakfast (which I do everyday) and I almost threw up. This is just getting ridiculous. The enemy is trying to make me so uncomfortable that I will give up. But it will only make me work harder.
At the same time all of this food stuff is going on, I have been sick with like 8 different things in the past few days. Luckily we have a pharmacy where we can get the medications that we need, but I know that this is another attack. Nobody gets sick will 8 different things in one day. It’s just ridiculous.
So, I am (as of this moment right now) going to find NEW things to make with what is available to me, and love them. I am going to fight this enemy but not giving into it and doing what I love which is cooking for my family and for myself. I am going to enjoy American food when I have it and when I don’t I will make something that I do love, like this…my new favorite drink…
(pineapple with mint….wow)
Even if I have to drink seven of them a day in order to stay alive. Just kidding. But seriously it’s really good.
I do need your prayers though. And maybe some recipes too???