Actually, it is not for 1000 days. It is just that 3 years times 365 days plus June 27 through June 30, 2008 equals 1098 days, and that is way too cumbersome to convert into a blog headline. Futhermore, our release date will not be determined until May or June of 2011. Therefore, 1000 Days sounded just about right, more or less. Having noted all that, we are humbled and thrilled (Pres. Uchtdorf would refer to the feeling as "joyfully overwhelmed") about having this marvelous opportunity to serve in La Mision Mexico Veracruz.

Con amor,
Pdte. y Hna. Pete and JoElla Hansen

Saturday, December 4, 2010

There they are. All the leaders of the Veracruz Mission. Not all the trainers were there. We handled them in a different session.

After the last training we took them all to our favorite parilla, grill for all the arrachera and tacos al pastor, horachata and tortillas they could possibly eat, all served family style. We went through 11 kilos of arrachera and 7 kilos of pastor meat. That is 39.6 pounds of meat, raw weight, for about 50 people. Mercy! Arrachera is very tender, marinated flank steak of beek, diced into pieces and cooked on a flat plate grill. You fill a tortilla with the meat and other condiments al gusto such as fresh cilantro, pineapple, onions, and salsas. Dee-lish! Pastor meat is sliced pork heavily seasoned and it takes kind of like salami, also cooked on the parilla. Horchata is rice milk flavored with vanilla, poured over ice and sprinkled with cinnamon. Really good! And tortillas are, well, they are tortillas. They are always corn in southern Mexico. I always look like that after about a dozen tacos de arrachera.

1 comment:

McCallisters said...

Mmmm, that arrachera is sooooo yummy. The pastor ain't bad neither.