Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rwandan Chicken and Etienne

I have been attempting to embrace our family's Rwandan culture but the recipes are limited. Below is "Rwandan Chicken," which all four kids really like.
1 whole chicken 3 tsp oil 1 hot pimento or chili pepper
1 onion, sliced 2 celery stalks
3 large tomatos, mashed 1 tsp salt
Fry the chicken in hot oil. Remove pieces and cook the onion in the same oil. Return chicken, along with tomatos, celery, salt and pimento. Simmer 20 minutes or until tender.
I have been trying to let Etienne help me cook this. Trying really hard to find ways to have "special E" time. We are still daily struggling with Etienne, part of it that he is 3 and part of it because he battles old orphanage behavior. It's that taboo, post adoption struggle that no one wants to talk about. Most of the time, all I can do is pray for his little heart and my patience. Also to make more spare keys. He locked my blessed inlaws out of their home and then locked us out of my folks. It won't last forever, it won't last forever, it won't last forever.

1 comment:

  1. i'm so glad you post about "real" everyday struggles of adopting an older child. we know we are in for some hard times and when you say it breaks your heart, i can only imagine. there are many days when i have to repeat things over and over to myself but since we are in still in the paperchase i know it isn't the same. i will be praying for your family and for God to get to E's heart and let him know that he really is "home"! thanks for sharing