After weighing they threw it in a bucket and soaked it.
Chopping up the meat.
At first I was a little bothered by the whole idea, but once it turned into meat I didn't really think anything about it, except eating it.
This was our chef for the week. From what I understand he is the cook at a school and Dharma will have him come and cook when they have fellowship meals or big gatherings for church. Dharma taught him and some other guys how to prepare our food for the week (because we have weak stomachs and can't eat or drink what they can). There was even one day we went to a workshop that was about 3 hours away and little did I know that he also came along to cook our lunch. His name is Sudharshan and he was always smiling!!
We loved that he wore a chef hat when he cooked!
After breakfast (or tiffon as the Indians call it) Gary went upstairs to start the 2nd day of the SFT workshop, while I stayed downstairs with Jyothsna and Sirisha for them to dress me up.
The girls fixed my hair, put jewelry on me, painted my nails and toe nails, and the best part...I got to wear a saree!!!!!
The finished product!!!
I wasn't exactly sure how I was supposed to hold that extra piece.
These 2 guys were troopers for the whole week. I don't think I really remember going to a place without them being there. They were so sweet. I wish I knew their names.
Sirisha brought this baby up at one point.
He is related to Teja some how. He wasn't the happiest camper so I had to give him back pretty quickly.
We got to meet Teja's whole family that day. I would try and explain how everyone is related but I'm not exactly sure. I know the girl in the yellow is Teja's sister. The guy hiding behind her is Teja's father, then Sirisha, and Teja.
Gary loves flipping the sides of his mustache up. Thank goodness it's not long enough for him to actually wear it like that. Everyone thought it was hilarious though.
See you can barely tell. Whew!!
I don't remember this man's story, but I just thought he was so cute!!!
Here's Gary talking him and I'm sad I didn't have my flash on : (.