Monday, January 11, 2010
Last night we finally got to partake of delicious Ethiopian food. Ever since we filled out our Eyes Wide Open workbook and we did a little bit of research about Ethiopian food, we have wanted to try it. There are no local Ethiopian restaurants so we did have to travel a short bit.
But what a fun adventure! Thirteen of us all met for dinner. We went with our very close friends who are also adopting a little girl, our other close friends who love our kids and were so cool to come along for the experience and to help out with our children, and we met for the first time another couple who is also adopting.
Okay, so did not know what to expect. I was prepared for the injera (the pancake-like bread that the food is served on), but I had no idea what the spices might taste like. It was so good! The restaurant smelled amazing when we walked in.
J and I got the meat sampler (5 meat dishes and 3 vegetable sides). There is no silverware, you just break off pieces of the injera to scoop up the food.
How yummy does this sound? MINCHET ABISH ALETCHA WAT: Finely chopped prime beef sautéed in butter, and simmered in mild sauce seasoned with spices and fresh herbs... (mild). It was YUMMY!
We were there for 2 hours and our kids were awesome! We never take them to nice restaurants (Panera and a local diner are the extent of their experience), so we knew it could get a little difficult--but it really didn't. We brought along lots of paper and crayons and kid-friendly snacks. :)
Very fun night! Now to find some easy recipes to try at home!
(We talked about Ethiopian food all week. This is M making some with playdough a few days before we went.)
Posted by G at Monday, January 11, 2010