Friday, January 13, 2012

I left my heart in San(ta) Elena

I served an LDS mission to Argentina when I was 21 years old.  I served in 4 different cities during the 16 months I was in Argentina.  I spent 6 of those months in my last area, Santa Elena, and loved ever minute of it.  The people were amazing and the Lopez family was my family while I was so far from my own.  Can’t believe 18 years have passed since I was walking up and down the dirt roads of Santa Elena.  Elvira (la mama of the Lopez family) has been in SLC visiting her daughter who lives in Utah now that she is married to a Utah boy.  We were so lucky to have her visit us and teach us how to make empanadas.  It took almost 3 hours to make them but it’s a night I’ll always remember!  

Homemade maza (dough) stuffed with ground beef, green olives, hard boiled eggs, red peppers, onions, cumin, paprika, garlic, salt.  Fried in Crisco.  Sooooo good!


  1. What a wonderful reunion and yummy food also...doesn't get much better :)