· I nearly forgot to share one of my exciting moments here in Ghana. Twice a month I get together with Lawrence who teaches me the local dialect, Twi. Normally we go out to dinner, but for my last lesson he allowed me to make an American dinner for the family, him and I to eat. I of course chose to make breakfast for dinner. I taught the family how to make French Toast and fried eggs. They had never had or even heard either of these things to my surprise! Normally their eggs are boiled or scrambled only. I was not sure how the family would react to my meal, because NONE of their food contains sugar or cinnamon. I was afraid it may be too sweet for them, even if they opted to not use syrup (and yes I did have Hungry Jack syrup, yumm). When I was finished cooking I was able to convince my family to all sit down together and enjoy the meal at my giant table that I usually sit alone at. It was so amazing to se the effect of eating together. Even little Miss Petra was being talkative when she is normally a girl of very few words. It really made me believe in the quality of family dinners together. Everyone was conversing, smiling, and enjoying the food. The family even LOVED the food! My Auntie Maggie ensured that I would reteach her how to make it before I leave. I surprised her one evening while making my own dinner, and made her extra French Toast. I served it to her while she was making her bread, and she stopped what she was doing, did a little dance, and accepted the food gratefully with a smile on her face. I am glad they will have a slice of America whenever Auntie Maggie makes French toast in the future. Maybe she will even surprise upcoming interns with her new ability to cook such an amazing breakfast food.