Grilling Christmas hamburgers. It took a long time to get the coals going. The charcoal is locally made. They pile up the wood and set it on fire. Then they cover it with palm leaves and some dirt so it will smolder and make charcoal. Most people here cook over charcoal every day.
The Roggias bought this grill at KMart and brought it all the way to Africa. It was used once for hot dogs. This is the second time it has been used. It made great burgers.
Christmas dinner with the Burns' and Randalls. We had hamburgers, potato salad, pasta salad, deviled eggs, lemon bars, cookies and ice cream. It wasn't very traditional but it was good and we enjoyed the company.
We were able to get real hamburger buns ... at a price ... about a dollar apiece. Later in the day we watched "A Christmas Carol" and ate leftovers. It was a good Christmas.