Thursday, July 14, 2011

Getting ready to visit Turkey

I go back and forth on which blog to post this on. We're doing it for school, but it's become much more than that.
This one won. Congratulations,!!!

We've spent this week creating the beautiful Byzantine church, Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia) ready for showing off for family and friends.
You can see the progress of the exterior here.
Today I started cooking the things that don't have to be prepared last minute.
Yogurt, two appetizer/spreads, and a yummy green bean side dish. I'm not making a full meal...I'm not quite that crazy. But I'm making enough that it's two days in the kitchen! (Turkish food is labor-intensive)

Yes, I really was using all those cookbooks at the same time. As well as the hand-written recipe.

No, I don't think I made anything wrong. I hope.

After lunch (chicken nuggets; I wasn't up to making anything else!), we went onto the porch and started gluing small pieces of construction paper to the insides of Ayasofya. It was quite the activity.

We kinda ran out of steam, though.

We went out later and finished all the paper that was still waiting to be adhered.
I'm planning to have more paper cut up and let the kids who come be a part of "history" and help make the "mosaics." Though I haven't figured out how to keep it from getting too messy.

Still to do: finish cleaning, put the yogurt in the fridge when it's done incubating, and SLEEP.


jess_hak said...

The mosaics turned out gorgeous!! Well worth the time. :) Holy cow that is a lot of cooking!!! I would be exhausted too. I suppose the teacher is allowed to cheat every once in a while ;)

Charla said...

Thanks, Jess! I'm so excited about how happy they look. The girls wanted to make them look like "God" (because most of the mosaics in the original Aya Sofya are about Jesus!) but we all decided that was just too much ;)
And now back to more cooking...thanks for the hidden reminder to keep taking pictures as I do so!