Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I was browsing on Facebook the other day and noticed one of our former students from the Dominican Republic, Katrina, was posting pictures of Seattle. Most of the students from our time down there live in the mid-west or east, so visits with them are rare. I couldn't believe she was so close to us! So I sent her a message and found out she was still in Seattle, visiting for the week. We made plans to get together and she drove down for the day yesterday.

It was so wonderful to see her. All grown up and mature and beautiful but as sweet as always. The girls had a great time "performing" for her (aka jumping off things), making her "chiks" (their own secret recipe--she was very gracious as this round of chiks involved tortilla chips, honey, red licorice, chocolate chips and sprinkles...mmmm...), and playing with her. Dan and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about her life and sharing many laughs and old funny stories about our time together in the DR.

Love this girl!!!
We also made up a batch of Gilbertos chicken, because we are always looking for an excuse to make up a batch of Gilbertos chicken. Katrina, if you're reading this, I wish I had thought to send some of the leftover chicken home with you, because the only thing better than Gilbertos for dinner is Gilbertos for breakfast!

My copycat version of our favorite street cart food in Jarabacoa

Dan flattening the tostones (fried green plantains) with a stick
 It was a great day and we're thankful for the opportunity to reconnect with Katrina. For any other of our TKB girls out there--follow Katrinas good example and come visit! ;)



  1. This is awesome! How fun! Okay, even though I'm here and can go to Gilberto's, can I please get your copy cat Gilberto's chicken recipe? Please? Dan looks intensely involved in the tostone process - this made me laugh! It is always good to catch up with former students - what a blessing!

  2. Ohhhh I wish I lived closer to you guys! I miss you guys dearly! Please make a stop in Chicago before you head to Peru!!! Please pretty please :)

  3. Hi Katie - glad to have the Anderson girls here this weekend!