We purchased a cell phone for V today. We loaded the phone with important phone numbers and asked V not to use it unless he is calling us. The kids here have a way of trading phones and sim cards and things get lost quickly. V is older and responsible and it shouldn't be a problem for him. This way he we can keep in touch. He was very happy to receive it.
We went to the Orphanage Director's house for dinner. She has a nice country home. She laid out a huge spread that could have fed 20 people. All traditional Ukrainian food. Including the Vooooddka. We brought gifts for them including a bottle of Cognac. We drank the Cognac and we tried their Vodka. We toasted the children, we toasted each other's country, we toasted the food, we toasted family, we toasted to toast. It was awesome.
Tim wants to talk about the food. Check it out.... ok, ok, ok. We hit the jackpot! Everybody ready? Here we go. First thing on the table I spotted was fried chicken and mashed potatoes. No kidding. Homemade and finger licking good. Next up, some really strange salads. One was typical cabbage, carrots, bell pepper with a mayonaise sauce. Not bad. The other one was R-O-N-G! Purple cabbage on the top some kind of weird fish on the bottom with a tangy sauce. Ok, now to talk about the mushrooms. Everything has mushrooms in it here. This time they served them raw. They were small, tan mushrooms in a syrup. They were pretty good, but a little slimey. The other kind were your standard, grey mushrooms. Pretty tasty. Then she had black olives, cucumbers, and tomatoes, homemade bread, salami with mayonaise. And last but not least she served very good tea and cake. The kid ate in a separate room. It was weird because we just got the kids then they were gone. All the kids joined us for dessert. The director's husband has a Chow (dog) that was seriously intimidating.