Grapes are a big deal for New Year’s Eve here in Peru. They have a tradition where they eat grapes for every month of the year for good luck as the clock strikes 12. I don’t believe in this superstition, but I do not mind one bit the sale that they have for seedless grapes in the grocery stores!
This is one of Greg’s absolute favorite salads. Salad is a little misleading… it is definitely a dessert. 🙂
I first heard about this salad from a friend in my masters program back in Memphis, TN. She had told me that it makes a great potluck dish. Our supporting church at Cedar Lane made a cookbook for us before we left, and I was happy to see Evelyn Curlee’s recipe for this little gem. Thanks, Evelyn!
It is a really easy salad to put together. So easy in fact, that my kids can help me. Even the two-year-old. 😉
And for the record, we don’t have sour cream here in Arequipa. I substitute natural yogurt, and it comes out just fine. I also scored on a 3 for 2 deal on Philadelphia Cream Cheese at the store too. Cheers to a cheaper New Year’s Eve Dessert!
Cohen hasn’t had his hair cut since before our trip to the states (August). It was Greg’s job to have it cut, and if you know his daddy… he doesn’t mind the longer hair. 😉 Here is Cohen from just recently:
Well, today is New Year’s Eve. I came home from the grocery store to find this little boy:
He was so proud of his new look. He said, “Look Momma! (and pointing to his head of no-hair) MY Judah!”
He loves his cousin Judah. When we were home, he got to spend a lot of time with his older cousin. Judah had his haircut as all Bills boys for the summer months… a buzz cut. We are in our summer months, and Cohen now has his summer buzz cut… his daddy’s decision.
Cohen talks about Judah often. I thought I would post some pics of the two of them from our last furlough.
Nathan and Jenni, I have a feeling that these two would be an absolute disaster together if they lived close to one another all the time. For now, Cohen will just have to depend on Skyping his cousin while sporting “My Judah” on his head. 🙂
11 years ago, I was swooned by the sweetest 8 page love letter I had ever read. I had just completed a semester in Chile with “Jesus Boy,” but little did I know that I had slowly fallen in love with him throughout the four months we had traveled the country and gone on numerous jogs in a Spanish-speaking world.
10 years ago, I spent my very first Christmas away from my family. It was a pretty big deal to be convinced to spend the holidays away from my farm home. I was gifted with a Bilingual Bible from Greg. It’s like he thought I might need it in the future or something. 😉 Here is the note he wrote inside:
9 years ago, we celebrated with family and friends as we said our “I do’s” in front of all to witness.
Nine years, moving to a country above Chile, and three kids later, here we are. He is still my faithful friend.
Greg McKinzie, thank you for writing that love letter to me 11 years ago. Who knew that a jogging schedule would completely change our lives together for the forever? I sure am glad you had an interest in your health. 😉 Here is to nine more glorious years and counting!