Since they needed ingredients not found at our local grocery store, we took a trip to the Asian market in Oklahoma City. Then we came home and Mai and Khanh started cooking.
|Mai (left) and Khanh (right)|
|Maddox & Mai|
By the end of the night, they were fast friends.
Kelsey gave Mai a picture she had drawn for her several weeks ago. Olivia had drawn a picture for Khanh at the same time, but Khanh received hers when she came to visit a couple of weeks ago.
Shortly after Khanh and Mai began cooking, they asked me if I had any chopsticks. Unfortunately, I didn't. Ben was out at the store, so we asked him to try to find some, but to no avail. As a result, Khanh and Mai had to eat phở with a fork and spoon for the first time in their lives. I can only imagine how strange it must have felt to them!
Dinner was delicious! I probably loved it the most, but Ben said it was really good, and even Olivia and Connor loved the noodles part. Kelsey wouldn't try more than a nibble. Picky eaters sure do miss out on great food!
While we were waiting for the soup to cook, I showed Mai and Khanh how to make one of their American favorites: chocolate chip cookies. I even pulled out some molasses cookies to bake, too. I'm glad I did, because Mai especially loved them, and she had never tried them before. After dinner we had ice cream sandwiches on the cookies - another of our new favorites. They can be a little messy, but they are so worth it!
We had such a good time with our new friends! We sent them home with cookies (and promises to make more if they wanted them), and they left the Phở leftovers with us. Leftovers don't get any better than that!