by Mark

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The days are getting shorter (sunrise Nov. 11 8:00 AM) but as we enter this last month before days get longer we are finding some tasty things to brighten up our days (and nights)

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Check this out- home delivery pizza!  It took about 40 minutes but the guy brought it straight to our door- that’s a first! Nothing comes to the door except bills (hey, Mark, it’s your editor here: you forgot about the vegetable man who delivers fresh vegetables to the door in the summer).   He even had a pizza delivery bag to keep it warm.  The Lains joined us and we ordered a cheese, salami and cheese and super (which includes corn and hotdogs).  I agree with Annika who said that it’s the best pizza we have had in Mongolia – great crust, kind of like Dominoes.  It’s called Pizza Romano.  We had fun trying to translate the box (everything is a language lesson).  The box says “the most tasty” under the fast free delivery.  The pizza costs about $9 US apiece, not cheap but it’s a great treat.  We like to tease each other by saying- wow, you want to order out for pizza tonight? Now we can.  I was also pleased they understood me enough on the phone to get it to the right place. 

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We also had another great treat of apples and caramel.  We boiled sweetened condensed milk in the can for 4 hours (make sure that the can is under the water.  Let it cool and out comes this beautiful caramel colored sauce.  (Thanks Aunt Haniki for the recipe)

 

Update on Pieter: Pieter is doing well, I got to skype with them last Wednesday.  Pieter is continuing to under-go therapy after surgery but is looking good and making great strides each day.  He is walking and pushing himself.  Haniki showed us around the hospital room.  WOW- all I can say is it’s nicer than a lot of US hospital rooms that I have been in.  It has a kitchenette including an oven in it.  Haniki is faithful to send out regular updates- please continue to remember them with us. 

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