Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Week

Hey everybody!

So this week has been fun.  It started out with our Zone turkey bowl in Eindhoven, and ended with us getting another new investigator to church!  That was great.  But there are more stories in between so I guess I'll tell those.  We had a lot of lessons fall through this week but one that did go through was all the way up in a town called Raamsdonksveer, a little bit north of Breda.  That lesson went well but the crazy part was that we normally take the bus, which takes about an hour.  But the bus takes a weird route so we thought we would try and bike it.  So we did, and that was a crazy, windy ride!  Very pretty though, we went through a little forest on our way there, I'll have to take some pictures next time.  Had some other good lessons. We're seeing some success with getting referals with some less active members we are working with so I'm happy. I'm going to send some pictures this week so I'll end here.


Elder Hayden Lott

Enjoying a Bossche Bol in Den Bosh
Ha ha funny thing, I misspelled Bossche Bol last week, and also the pronunciation.
If you were to say Bo-see-bowl that would mean 'angry ball'.
So actually it is pronounced bo-she-bowl.  Ha ha, funny mix up.
I Made Your Green Beans
[Mom note:  This is a yummy recipe from my sister  - fresh green beans with a garlic and basil glaze.]

Bike Thing in Ooserhout

Missing Chocolate Square?

Den Bosh


  1. Thanks for posting! I love catching up on the missionary efforts in Belgium/ Netherlands. I would love to get the green bean recipe as well please. Thanks!
    -Heather Meads

    1. I apologize for taking so long to reply. I am still getting the hang of the blogging thing, and don't always know how to post correctly. :) I did notice in the picture that Elder Lott did not add the tomatoes, probably because they aren't his favorite. Not sure it would turn out the same without them, but I've never tried it that way. Here is the recipe:

      Glazed Green Beans and Tomatoes
      (You can adjust the amounts to how many you are serving - this is for a medium saucepan full.)
      2 lbs green beans, trimmed
      1 to 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half (if no cherry tomatoes, then dice regular ones)
      1/4 cup sugar
      1 tsp garlic powder
      1/2 tsp salt
      1/2 tsp black pepper
      1 tsp dried basil (or 1 tablespoon fresh, finely minced)
      1/4 cup butter

      1. Steam green beans until tender, then drain
      2. Melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and spices, stirring into a grainy paste. Add tomatoes and sear just a few moments until juices from the tomatoes create a glaze from the sugar mixture
      3. Pour over hot beans and toss gently. Best served same day.