Welcoming in the Olympics!by Angie

5 Aug 2008
8:08 pm

Our Relief Society enrichment activity this month was an International pot-luck in honor of the 2008 Summer Olympics.  We each brought a foreign dish to share as well as the recipe to share; the recipes will be compiled into a cookbook so all the sisters in the ward can have a copy.  There were lots of delicious things to eat!  I made Hungarian Ham Stack, and it was a real hit.  Everyone was amazed at all the layers, and they were even more impressed to learn that my husband made the palacsintas (crepes – sort of) for me to layer with the ham sauce to make the dish!  The recipe is on the ‘Try-Me Night” page if you want to see it.

We played some games as well: for one, we each guessed how many countries were participating in the olympics this year.  I guessed 184, but it was actually over 200 hundred, and someone else guessed almost exactly right.  For another game, Irene Sanchez had color-copied sheets with pictures of various national flags.  We teamed up to see which pair of sisters could lable all of the flags (accurately) first.  And guess what – Karrie Harrison & I won!  There were flags from Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Iraq, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and more.  It was very exciting!

So, here’s an international flag trivia question for our readers:  Which is the only national flag that is neither square nor rectangular???

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  1. Kristi
    10:49 PM on August 17th, 2008

    Ooh, ooh! It’s Nepal! I loved “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” back int he day. :)

    And that sounds like a great Enrichment activity. I’m the Enrichment leader in my ward, but was told what all the activities would be this year.

  2. Angie
    12:46 PM on August 18th, 2008

    Me, too! It’s a shame they don’t make kids’ shows like that anymore :)

    Hooray! Kristi wins! It’s Nepal – “…nice, quiet Nepal.” They have a really cool flag.

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