One of the things that has made the transition to Poland an
easy easier move is our wonderful church. As many of you are aware a great church family no matter where you move to can either make you or break you. Well yesterday we went and spent half a day with one of ours. They live about and hour and 15 minutes from us in a neat town called Torun. The great thing about Artur and Kornelia is they are truly dedicated members of our because every Sunday they drive that same distance to come to church.
First polish housing is a bit different the American. In big cities they tend to look like this. I guess during the communism days these buildings were all gray with no color. Can you image?
Then we were off to climb five stories of staircases. All I can say this would be my daily work out if this was our house. Then we finally got to their apartment, all chaos broke loose! So what if between the 7 kids they don’t speak the same language, a toy is a toy, that and sign language works too!
Before long it was time to eat. So I was thinking this simple little meal. Boy was I wrong!!! Kornelia and Artur made this 5 course meal of traditional Polish food. First up…..
Soup. She had made both tomato and cabbage. In Polish they are called Pomidorowa and Kapusniak. All I can say, if this was just the first course we were in for trouble because this was AMAZING!!! As you can see Ella enjoyed every bite. Then it was on to the second course….. This was Mieso Wiepporzowe Schab. In english this was a pork loin rolled and stuffed with kielbaska and cucumber with gravy. She also made mashed potato’s and served beet pickle relish. I think after eating this course Jim and I were ready for a nap. But NO! it was time for the next round of food…. Birthday cake! Their littlest one turned 3 years old. And yes, Kornelia made the cake too! Just when you think you should have worn your jogging pants instead of your jeans, out comes more food! This time it was polish peach cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies. Sorry I didn’t get a picture of these because I was in calorie overload by then. So right when I thought is was going to be time to go, out comes MORE food. This time I made sure I had room, because it was the famous Polish sausages!
We had a great time with Artur and Kornelia. So needless to say we are already working on dates when we can teach other how to cook our foods. She wants me to teach her to cook chocolate cake, brownies and anything else American.
So what do you think I should teach her?