|On our way to Quiriza we stopped to visit the Alcazar Family in Monte.|
Ronaldo and Jona were sliding down this hill on 2 liter plastic bottles.
Who said you need snow to have a sleigh ride down the hill??
|These children do no have a lot of fun toys and bikes to play with, but|
they are happy with this life and were pretty smart to think of this to
have some fun.
|We slept at the chapel in Quiriza and the next morning we went|
to milk the goats so we could make goat cheese.
|Elder Mitchell trying to milk a goat. The goats were in a coral|
and they would hold them by the head while we milked them.
|We all had a turn milking. I did pretty good. My aim at the bucket was|
not very accurate and squirted the milk
all over Mabel Flores's leg.
|She then added just a few grains of cuajo and a couple tablespoons of salt.. |
This makes the milk jell.
|The milk is then put on a few hot coals for about 1 to 2 hours. This|
is the kitchen area where Mabel does a lot of her cooking.
Mabel also had a small nice gas stove, but I think they use
this area more.
|Marlena brought two molds for the cheese. They are round and made|
from a special grass. They are each setting on a plate.
|When the milk looked like jello, we put our hands in it and slowing|
gathered the solid milk into balls.
|Mabel grinds some herbs and garlic on a stone to|
put in some tamales.
|They cooked the lamb on a grill over some wood coals.|
|A pan of tamales we made. We cut the corn off the cobs, ground it in|
a meat grinder. Then wrapped a spoonful of corn and a slice
of goat cheese and wrapped it in the corn husk. They steamed
them in a pot over the wood fire.
|This was our meal. Barbecue lamb, tamale, corn of the cob, rice and|
a boiled potato. They heap their plates with food. We could not eat
|The members of the Quiriza Branch on our last sunday there.|
We were very sad to say goodbye. These good people
will always hold a special place in our hearts.
|This was our Relief Society Meeting our last sunday in Quiriza.|
. We sat outside under a large palm tree located in the Church yard.