Here in PNG Valentines Day is not the big deal that is back in the
When I returned I was still out of luck because the store had no Valentines chocolates, but luckily I had bought something for Susan that she had really wanted since we had come to PNG. An electric hand mixer! Now I can just see the faces of you women now. You bought her a kitchen appliance! Do you know anything about romance?! In my defense, you should know that here in PNG pretty much all our meals are home made from scratch and Susan likes to make a lot of things that require mixing. So to her it was a wonderful gift and something that will make her life easier. Not to mention it will keep the good meals coming for me!
But back to the chocolate. While I was gone Susan came up with the idea to make chocolate truffles to sell to the other people living here in Ukarumpa for a nice gift option for Valentines Day. So earlier this week she went into full swing making four types of truffles – mint, almond, mocha, and cookie dough. Now I can’t say that I tried them all but the two that she let me try were pretty good. She ended up selling most of them and it was the closest thing to a box of chocolates that I had seen here yet. So since she was making chocolates she really didn’t want me to get her any anyway. Which is nice for me and we still got to have chocolates for Valentines Day.
Oh and I did get her a bouquet of flowers at the market on Friday too.