Friday, May 6, 2011

Bonding in the Kitchen

Therese and I had a lot of fun making "to" the other day (pronounced "toe"). "To" is a national dish of Burkina Faso. It is a bit like a doughy cream of wheat that you dip into sauce with your fingers. "To" can be made with corn or millet flour (we used millet). The sauce was tomato sauce with onions, carrots and green peppers. I was a little nervous it wouldn't turn out like the real thing, but Therese was very happy with the results. Actually, we all ate it and most of us even enjoyed it.

One of the benefits of adopting an older child is that they can teach you so much! I love learning to cook new foods and I think Therese enjoyed being on the teaching end. Cooking together is a great way for us to bond as mother and daughter.

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