Enjoy the pictures, they tell so many stories of a wonderful day...from my table to yours - Merry Christmas.
|It looks like Santa has arrived in Kampong Speu.|
Christmas in a bag...lots of small non-melting goodies fill out these tissue lined
gift bags - easy to pack and fun to distribute!
|Uh oh...it looks like Rudolf might have lost something...|
|Peeling and prepping the potatoes, which we found in both|
the Phnom Penh and Kampong Speu markets.
|Time to get the crockpot open so we can put it straight to use|
|Getting ready to break into the gingerbread houses for a snack|
with coffee...all four of the gingerbread houses made it to Les's house
by being carried by hand on a bike
|Children delight everywhere - this is one of Les's cousins.|
|These gingerbreadhouses are a new experience for many.|
|The language of cooking and laughter can transcend any spoken|
|Cutting the milanesa so that it could be eaten in a more traditional Cambodian style.|
This recipe which I will post after I get permission came from Uruguay and was the
best milanesa I have ever cooked.
|Well...what do you know? Santa's elves had presents waiting for them too!|
|Les and Shannon with Les's host mom and dad.|
|Each family grouping had a gift to open...what fun, we brought a few extra just in case...|
and sure enough, they were all distributed.
|What is maple syrup?|
|Making apple crisp in the crockpot next...|
|One of Santa's elves along the National Highway|
|Can you see the little lizzard?|
|The swinging bridge to a riverside resort in Kampong Speu.|
|Monkeys are everywhere.|
|Meditating at the feet of the statue.|
|Strolling down the stairs...|
|Dinner of tacos brought new guests to the house|
|Heating the tortillas for tacos.|
|Hand whipping cream in the heat with a fork...but we got it done!|