Chapati is our favorite Ugandan food so far!! The kids especially love it! It's a flat bread that you can add veggies to, or eggs, then its fried up and tastes best when still hot. It's a treat to buy them, there is a little stand that makes them right in the centre of town (for the equivalent of 14 cents each) which also sells the best Samosas!! Today I learned how to make them at home!!! Pastor Michael's daughter, Alice, came over this morning to give me a cooking lesson, it is a bit time consuming mincing the veggies up and doing everything from scratch, but they were sooooo good!
We've been asked a lot actually what foods we are eating here. We eat pretty good; breakfast is cereal, coffee and juice (freshly squeezed passion fruit juice is a family favorite), lunch is often soup or bacon and eggs (the bacon here is fantastic!), and for dinner we have rice, potatoes or a pasta, a veggie or salad, and sometimes a meat. Meat is the tough one, since the deep freezer is only on for a few hours each day, we found out quickly that our fresh meat only lasted the day! Meats that do last are pretty processed, like bacon, sausages, hot dogs, so we certainly don't eat meat every meal!! Since we cook our own food we don't eat traditional Ugandan food that often, but we have on occasion!
Some of the more common meals would be Pasha and kidney beans (pasha is corn flour boiled with water), this meal is ok, pretty tasteless actually but filling, Matooke is mashed and boiled bananas, eaten like a rice or potato, not as sweet as you'd think .its ok, Jeff has tried the goat which is a common meat here, its often in a stew, and he liked it! We had chicken cooked the traditional way on Easter Monday, which is steamed in banana leaves, it was delicious!!!