Being adopted

I really can't get over the people here.

It seems every day someone asks me to have dinner with them, or drive me home, or introduce me to people they know etc.
Yesterday the woman who had my job in Rankin a couple years ago, invited me to have dinner with her and a friend who also lived in Rankin... at this cute little restaurant shaped like an igloo.

Probably the BEST mozza burger I've ever had. So tasty.

And just now, another coworker, one that I felt I had trouble reading... (she is just more reserved than a lot of the others) just came over to my desk and invited me to her son's 3rd birthday party, so she can introduce me to people, and so I can try some traditional fish and caribou eats.

I'm actually really glad because I wanted to try caribou, but I was hesitant to cook it myself for the first time. I figured I'd mess it up horribly and then not like it, and miss out on what so many people say is just delicious.

Don't get me wrong. I loved working in Quebec City. The people there rocked my world. But it just feels like here, they are so ultra aware of the fact that I don't know anyone ... and go out of their way to help me out. I guess a lot of them have been through it before, or are used to having people just look so lost and pathetic, they can't help but feel bad haha.


Jen September 28, 2007 at 3:23 PM  

But you don't cook it, that's the easy part....yum yum.

Jackie S September 28, 2007 at 3:54 PM  

wait. caribou isn't cooked???
i had no idea...

Kara and Matt September 28, 2007 at 10:37 PM  

Well I still prefer mine cooked, but people here eat it both ways!

We just did up a bunch of caribou roasts for the freezer. We put bacon in the middle of them! They will be so tasty when we cook them.

Living up north is great for that whole welcome wagon feel. It was the same for us when we moved to the NWT and then here. Now I do the same for most new people. Have them over for supper and make them feel at home. I think it really makes an impact on their first impression of town. It can be scary moving so far north!

Jen September 29, 2007 at 6:47 AM  

I am half kidding. When we get a clump of caribou I cook mine the good old southern style. But the traditional way is to eat it raw, everything is raw and frozen. I think it's best to try both, but cooked is good.
I cook mine like I was cooking beef. There is a little less fat in it then beef so it tends to dry out easier so keep an eye on that if cooking it. I have even made a caribou vindaloo!