WHO? Kristin & Dave (and Mark)
WHAT? Crispy Three-Flavor Wings, Corn Fritters, Curry Shrimp Skewers (Mark), Red Curry Lamb Chops (Mark), Shrimp Massaman Curry, Chicken Pad Thai, Crying Tiger Steaks, Spicy Thai Basil w/Ground Turkey & Fried Egg, Green Papaya Salad, Thai Basil Mojito (Vanessa & Mark), Long Thailand Iced Tea
WHY? This was a meal that we’ve been looking forward to having with family for a LONG time. We had Mark, Vanessa and the kids over for a lot of Thai, as we knew this was a meal we would all love together.
HOW? All of our recipes came from our Thai cookbook (Simple Thai Food).
WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes! Yes! Yes again!
FAVORITE ASPECT? Man, to pick one thing is near-impossible. But I’ll go with the Spicy Thai Basil Turkey dish, closely followed by the Red Curry Lamb Chops and Massaman Curry.
COOKING NOTES? We started our preparations on Friday for the meal. Well, that’s not quite true. We found a Thai market in a town about 25 minutes and Kris went there twice during the week to get the ingredients (the second time to pick up some Thai holy basil set aside for her). As for the cooking, items of note…the wings were made in an air fryer and the sauce was delicious. The lamb chops from Mark were devoured by all of us, as the red curry marinade was perfect. The steaks had a roasted tomato/garlic/shallot spicy sauce, which really hit the spot. I could go on and on, but this meal was an overall delight.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 2 of 174. We both were kind of hoping for a top 10 meal, but this surpassed those high expectations! Getting to share this meal and spend time with family was special.
WHO? Dave & Kristin
WHAT? Bagels (Bagels (aka Riestainis or Bublik), Lox & Cream Cheese, Mushroom Soup
WHY? Do you know about the origin of bagels? Well, many areas lay claim to them. But it seems that the most common belief, is that they were invented in Poland-Lithuania. I mention both places because back in the day, it used to be a joint country. So I tried my hand at homemade bagels here.
WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? Pulling off the making of the bagels, as they came out very good.
COOKING NOTES? For the bagels, I made poppy seed, sesame seed & everything. I had no idea if this would work, but I made a dozen and a dozen came out successfully. Boiling them for about 20 seconds each was the key, and I got better shaping them as I went on. Kristin picked up fresh lox and cream cheese from a local Jewish deli, then we had turkey, blueberry preserves, red onion, olives, scallions and tomato. This turned out to be better than expected; I even enjoyed the lox, which is the first time I’ve EVER liked salmon. With the soup, Kris cooked this up and it was a nice take on fresh cream of mushroom soup. Went very well with the bagel sandwiches.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 105 of 173.
WHAT? Malawian Chicken Curry, Nsima, Green Beans
WHY? Kristin wanted to make better nsima (nshima) than I did for a recent African meal, and this curry dish was right up our alley.
WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The chicken curry had a nice, unique flavor to it…and her nsima was better than my recent one.
COOKING NOTES? Malawian Chicken Curry Bone-in chicken, yellow curry powder, canned tomatoes & tomato paste, celery, onions, carrots, garlic and lemon juice were the key ingredients. Nsima: it’s basically cornmeal porridge, Kristin made a white version, and the consistency was just right.
3. Green Beans. You know what these are.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 102 of 172.
WHAT? Singapore Chilli Crab
WHY? Kristin has planned to make this for Singapore right from the beginning, and today was as good a day as any to celebrate and have it (as I got my first vaccine shot)!
HOW? mix of various recipe ideas.
WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? This sauce was terrific…even if it was such a messy meal, that we immediately needed to run a laundry load before finishing the dishes!
COOKING NOTES? Take Dungeness crab and cook in an absolutely delicious sauce. What’s in the sauce? Shallots, ginger, chilies, chili sauce, tamarind, tomato purée, butter, eggs, scallions and soy sauce amongst other things. Then serve with air-fryed steamed Asian buns to dip into the sauce.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 53 of 171.
WHAT? Poulet au Gnemboue (Chicken in Nuts)
WHY? Earlier in the day, I posted an April Fool’s Day joke, about making a meal from “San Serriffe”, specifically a bowl of homemade Raisin Bran. The joke got quite a lot of people…but this was the actual meal for the day.
WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The mix of three different nuts went together well.
COOKING NOTES? This was one of the easier things we’ve cooked thus far. Throw some peanuts, almonds, pine nuts in the food processor with water, then boil that with a little garlic, scallions and cayenne pepper. Add chicken breasts and serve over white rice. End result is a pretty yummy meal (one that is better than Raisin Bran from San Serriffe) 😛
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 114 of 170.
WHO? Kristin & Dave
WHAT? Smorresbrod – Roast Beef, Frikadeller, Shrimp & Egg, Pear & Bleu-Cheese, Rugbrod Rye Bread, Pickled Herring, Strawberries & Cream
WHY? Kristin’s grandma is Danish with relatives living there. We knew from the beginning we wanted to share this meal with her. Then of course, the pandemic hit and we wanted to keep her safe! Well last month she celebrated her 90th birthday and got her second shot two weeks ago, so we treated her to a belated birthday dinner!
HOW? http://www.danishsandwich.com/2011/01/real-danish-rye-bread-rugbrd.html (rugbrod)
WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? I’m going with the frikadeller meatballs. Loved the flavor and consistency of ’em!
COOKING NOTES? We started the evening with dill crackers topped with a variety of pickled herring and Danish fontina. Then for the smorresbrod:
1- Dill butter with sliced eggs, shrimp coated in mustard, sliced radish and sprouts
2- Horseradish butter with Kobe roast beef, red onion and cornichons
3- Butter, frikadeller (meatballs), red cabbage, pickled cucumber
4- Honey butter, Danish bleu cheese, sliced pear and chopped walnuts.
I made the rugbrod (authentic Danish rye) over the course of the past week, including my first venture into sourdough starter. We were nervous about this and brought backup bread…but it was not needed! It was worth the time it took to make it!
Strawberries & Cream and Cardamom Biscuits- Kristin made homemade whipped cream, then blended in goat yogurt, lemon zest, vanilla and honey. She made the biscuits with rolled oats, coconut sugar, applesauce, cardamom and lemon zest. All mixed up with strawberries made for a refreshing dessert that grandma washed down with coffee in her mormor mug (Danish for grandma)
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 57 of 169.
WHAT? Camarao Grelhado com Molho Cru (Shrimp in Green Sauce), Fried Okra, Rice
WHY? Kristin was just waiting for a nice-enough day to be able to grill this shrimp.
HOW? https://www.196flavors.com/angola-camarao-grelhado-com-molho-cru/ (shrimp)
WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The green sauce was very unique and we enjoyed it.
COOKING NOTES? The shrimp was grilled and marinated in a sauce of green onions, garlic, cumin, white wine vinegar, a little red pepper flakes and a splash of whiskey. Served over rice with fried okra, this was solid.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 131 of 168.
1. Mexico Chicken in Red Mole, Chipotle Shrimp, Smoky Pork Tacos, Steak w/Spicy Guajillo Sauce, Green Poblano Rice, Corn Tortillas, Tortilla Chips, Mexican “Pot” Fried Beans, Tres Leche, Hot Chocolate
2. Cuba Roast Pork Shoulder with Mojo Sauce, Black Beans, Yuca with Garlic Sauce, Mojitos
3. Venezuela Pabellon Cirollo, Arepas, Black Beans w/Rice, Papelon con Limon drink
4. China Kung Pao Chicken, Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles, Duck Dumplings, Snow Peas
5. Brazil Feijoada, Pao de Queijo, Brazilian Rice, Shrimp in Coconut Sauce, Hearts of Palm Salad, Brazilian Charcuterie Board, Brigadeiro, Brazilian Dutch Pie, Drinks: Caipirinha, Passion Fruit Batista, Brazilian Beer, Brazilian Wine
6. Spain Paella, Albondigas, Tortilla Espanola, Shishito Peppers (us), Patatas Bravas, Pan con Tomate, Gambas al Ajillo, Spanish Meats & Cheeses, Chocolate Tres Leches, lots of wine
7. Bangladesh Cholar Dal, Basmati Rice, Aloo Gobhi Parathas, Kosha Murgir Mangsho Chicken, Bengali Caramel Yogurt
8. Trinidad and Tobago Curried Chicken Roti, Roti Flatbread
9. Puerto Rico Pernil, Arroz con Gandules, Mofongo, Coquito, Rum Limeade
10. France Beef Bourguignon, Dessert Crepes, French Cheese & Bread, French Champagne & Wine
11. Netherlands Dutch War Fries, Snert, Bitterballen, Stroopwafel, Dutch Cheese & Beer
12. Belgium Carbonnade Flamande, Pommes Frites with dipping sauce, Belgian Endive Salad, Chocolate Mousse, Belgian Beers
13. Portugal Bifanas on Portuguese rolls, Tomato Rice, Batatas Fritas, Rissois**, Iberico Ham-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese, Cheese + Meat Platter, Pasteis de Nata**, Portuguese Wine & Port
14. Ethiopia 🇪🇹Injera, Berbere Chicken Wings, Lentil Sambusas, Key Wat, Shiro Wat, Injudal Tibs, Yellow Split Peas (two types), Yataklete Kilkil, Ye Shimbra Asa, Ayib be Gomen, Tej Wine, Ethiopian Coffee, Chocolate Coffee Cardamom Cake
15. Iran Chicken Fesenjan, Tahdig, Faloodeh
16. Andorra Catalan Beef Stew, Charcuterie Board, Crema Catalana
17. Nigeria Beef Suya, Jollof Rice, Mango/Avocado/Basil Salad & Shuku Shuku (Coconut Balls)
18. Israel Falafel, Israeli Salad & Tahini Sauce, Pita Bread, Israeli Eggplant, Chocolate Babka
19. Grenada Roast Pork w/Caribbean Sauce, Black Bean/Heart of Palm Salad, Spice Cake
20. Cambodia Lok Lak, Lime Pepper Dipping Sauce, Pineapple & Shrimp Rice
21. Guatemala Chicken Pepian, Arroz Guatamalteco, Corn Tortillas
22. Tibet Yak Momo Dumplings, Spicy Nepalese Onion Potato Salad
23. Jamaica Beef Patties, Rice & Peas, Jerk Chicken, Island Rum Cocktails, Grilled Peppers/Pineapple
24. Argentina Gaucho Steak w/Chimichurri on Crostinis, Chimichurri Rice
25. Saint Kitts and Nevis Ground Turkey Roti, Sunshine’s Salad, Killer Bee Cocktail
26. Afghanistan Mantu (Beef Dumplings), Kabli Pulao Rice
27. Belize 🇧🇿Cochinita Pibil, Pickled Red Onions & Pickled Carrots, Tortillas, Stewed Red Beans, Rum Cocktail
28. San Marino Nidi di Rondine (Swallows Nest), Charcuterie board, Sangiovese wine, Lambrusco
29. Malaysia Malaysian Fried Chicken, Penang Fried Flat Noodles, Blue Rice
30. Croatia Charcuterie, Seafood Black Ink Risotto, Pasticada, Brown Butter Gnocchi, Fritule
31. United States Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Smoked Chicken Wings, Cajun Mac & Cheese, Apple Pie & Ice Cream
32. Indonesia Beef Rendang, Mi Goreng Noodles
33. Japan Sushi (multiple varieties), Veggie Tempura, Mochi, Sake & Sapporo
34. Palestine Palestine Chicken, Mujaddara, Taboon Bread
35. Montenegro Cevapi, Avjar, Lepinja, Burrata Salad, Figs with Riccota/Honey/Walnuts
36. Philippines Bistek Tagalog, Pancit Bihon Noodles, Black Rice, Lumpia**, Veggie Salad**
37. Honduras Baleadas w/ Chorizo, Refried Beans, Honduran Rice, Flour Tortillas, Licuados
38. Comoros Langouste a la Vanille, Coconut Ginger Rice
39. Panama Smoked Ropa Vieja, Black Beans & Black Bean Rice, Fried Plantains
40. Pakistan Nihari, Basmati Rice
41. Colombia Chicken Sancocho, Arepas con Queso, Coco Loco
42. Lebanon Kibbeh Meatballs, Tabbouleh Lettuce Wraps, Artichokes, Grape Leaves, Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Beet/Feta/Toasted Nut Salad, Flatbread (and veggies to dip)
43. Zimbabwe Dovi, Sadza Balls
44. Morocco Shakshuka, Khobz (Moroccan Bread)
45. Tanzania Lamb Samosas, Green Chutney, Spicy Tanzanian Pilau Rice
46. Namibia Antelope Potjekos, Pan-Fried Cabbage
47. Ecuador Latin Grilled Rib-Eye Steak, Arroz con Menestra, Multi-Fruit Dairy-Free Ice Cream
48. Vietnam Pho, Banh Mi Sandwich, Vietnamese Coffee
49. Norway Ribbe Roast, Lefse, Kalrabistappe, Cabbage w/Bacon, Jarlsberg Cheese & Crispbread
50. Germany Sauerbraten, Spaetzle, German Sausages, German Pretzels, Crumb Cake & Beers
51. eSwatini (Swaziland) Karoo Roast Ostrich Steak, Pumpkin Polenta, Slaai, South African wines
52. Ukraine Chicken Kiev, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
53. Australia Kangaroo Meatballs, Emu Steak, Meat Pies (Beef & Curry Chicken), Chips, Chicken Parm Bites, Salad, Vegemite Butter Avocado Toast, Tim Tams, Australian Wine & Beers
54. Serbia 🇷🇸Karageorge Schnitzel, Prebanac
55. Saudi Arabia Chicken Shawarma, Flatbread & Garlic Yogurt Sauce, Kabsa Rice
56. Czech Republic 🇨🇿Bohemian Roast Duck, Garlic Soup, Czech Dumplings, Braised Red Cabbage, Honey Buttered Carrots
57. Mozambique Piri-Piri Chicken, Lemon Chili Rice
58. Sweden Swedish Meatballs over Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Swedish Fish
59. Bahrain Chicken Machboos
60. New Zealand Fish & Chips, Pavlova, New Zealand Wine/Cheese/Crackers/Clams
61. Botswana Grilled Ostrich Steak, Peppadew Pepper & Onion Relish, Griddled Pap
62. Sao Tome and Principe Matata (Clams w/Port Wine/Peanuts/Spinach/Rice), Chorizo Sandwich
63. Switzerland Cheese Fondue with Crusty Bread + Fruits & Veggies to dip
64. England Sunday Pot Roast, Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Carrots/Parsnips/Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Potatoes, Soccer Pie**, Banoffee Pie**, British Beers
65. Greece Moussaka, Gigantes Beans, Lemon Potatoes, Greek Salad, Greek Wine & Beer, two Greek desserts**
66. Uruguay Chivito Sandwich, French Fries
67. Suriname Pom, Green Beans, Bojo Cake
68. Ghana Shoko
69. Brunei 🇧🇳Chicken Satay, Nasi Lemak
70. Georgia Khachapuri, Georgia Salad w/Walnut Dressing
71. Palau Whole Fish in Banana Leaves, Taro Fritters (Ukoy), Couscous
72. Estonia Hakklihakotlet (Ground Meat Patties), Mulgipuder (Estonian Mashed Potatoes)
73. Curacao Keshi Yena, Tostones, Midnight Kiss drink
74. Bahamas Conch Fritters, Maduros, Bahamian Mac & Cheese, Fish Chowder, Bahama Mamas
75. Fiji Fijian Chicken Curry, Curry Leaf Rice
76. Maldives Tuna Curry with Rice, Dhonkeyo Kaju (Banana Fritters)
77. Tuvalu Tuna Coconut Curry w/Rice, Coconut Banana Fritters
78. India Mushroom Curry over Basmati Rice, Spicy Onion Fritters, Naan**
79. Samoa Oka i’a (Samoan Fish Salad), Taro Root Chips, Pisua
80. Slovenia Chicken Paprikash, Bryndzove Halusky, Sauteed Spinach
81. Hungary Hungarian Goulash, Langos
82. Egypt Camel Hawawshi, Koshari
83. Democratic Republic of Congo Chicken Moambe, Rice, Fried Plantains
84. Ireland Guinness Beef & Lamb Stew, Irish Soda Bread, Irish Beer & Whiskey
85. Bosnia and Herzegovina Cevapi, Djuvec Rice with Veggies, Bosnian Bread
86. Togo Grilled Togo Chicken Legs, Djenkoume (Tomato Cornmeal Cakes)
87. Oman Maldouf (Date Flatbread), Omani Salad with Zoodled Cucumbers & Preserved Lemons
88. Cyprus Koulouri-Cypriot Village Bread, Freekeh Halloumi Salad
89. Barbados Bajan Fried Chicken, Fry Bodi
90. Latvia Chlodnik (Chilled Beet Soup), Karbonade, Rye Bread & Layered Rye Bread Dessert
91. Myanmar Tea-Leaf Salad
92. Albania Tavi Kosi
93. Haiti Soup Joumou, Akasan
94. Niger Djerma Stew
95. Nicaragua Arroz a la Valenciana, Elote
96. Finland Karjalanpiirakka (Karelian Pies), Rossoli Salad
97. Bolivia Saltenas, Majadito Rice
98. Costa Rica Gallo Pinto, Ceviche, Platacones, Pineapple w/Coconut Cream & Cinnamon
99. Mauritius Fish Vindaye, Lentils, Garlic Bread
100. Dominica Caribbean Reef Chicken
101. Cote d’Ivorie Garba: Fried Tuna & Attieke (Cassava Couscous), Cucumber/Zucchini Salad
102. Moldova Sarmale, Placinte
103. Kosovo Tarator Soup, Kifla, Pan-Fried Feta w/Seasoned Honey, Tuna & Veggie Kabobs
104. Romania Wild Pig Stew over Polenta
105. Saint Lucia Pork Chops with Banana Ketchup, Mashed Sweet Potato Medley, Island Cocktail
106. Cape Verde Cachupa, Sweet Candied Papaya
107. Kiribati Caramelized Shrimp with Coconut Rice, Fried Jackfruit, Papaya Tequila Surprise
108. Zambia Nshima, Kale Relish, Bean Relish
109. Tunisia Slata Mechouia with Tunisia Tuna
110. French Polynesia (Tahiti) Poisson Cru, Polynesian Jammy Biscuits
111. Antigua Caribbean BBQ Chicken Salad, Caribbean Rum Cocktail
112. Canada Elk Steak w/Maple-Soy Glaze, Poutine w/Gravy, Carrots, La Fin Du Monde Beer
113. Qatar Jarjeer Salad, Batata B’kamun (Cumin Seed Potatoes), store-bought Knafeh and Warbat
114. Chad Salade du Tchad, Darabe Soup
115. Mauritania Thieboudienne
116. Liberia Maafe (Peanut Soup), Banana Rice Bread
117. Turkey Turkish Chicken Thighs, Turkish Potatoes, Mediterranean Apps & Wine
118. Mali Catfish Stew with Peanuts and Spinach, Meni-Meniyong
119. Jordan Za’atar Manakish, Jordanian Hummus
120. Senegal Chicken Yassa over Rice, West African Beans
121. Russia Beef Stroganoff over French-Fried Potatoes, Chocolate Salami
122. Sri Lanka Jaffna Crab Curry, Wambatu Moju, Avocado Crazy
123. Vanuatu Citrus-Baked Fish, Lap Lap
124. Syria Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Hummus, Naan**
125. Eritrea Kulwha (Lamb Stir-Fry), Tsebhi Birsen (Eritrean Lentils)
126. Djibouti Skoudehkaris
127. Austria Wiener Schnitzel, Potato Salad, Chocolate Balls
128. Nauru Coconut-Crusted Shrimp, Spam-Fried Rice
129. Slovakia Kapustnica (Sauerkraut & Sausage Soup), Cream Cucumber Salad, Rye Bread**
130. Iceland Icelandic Hot Dogs, Roasted Potatoes w/Icelandic Yogurt, Sambo Pristur Candy
131. Solomon Islands Spicy Seafood Drunken Noodles
132. Guyana Pepperpot with Rice, Dragon Fruit
133. The Gambia Spicy Chicken ‘Pepe’ Soup, Tapalapa
134. Macedonia Sausages with Mushrooms
135. South Sudan Lamb Steak, Salata Aswad be Zabadi, Kisra (Sorghum Crepes)
136. Iraq Kubbat Pueta Chap (Stuffed Potato Dough), Iraqi Turnip Soup
137. Sierra Leone Sierra Leonean Party Fish Balls & Pepper Sauce, Sierra Leonean Salad
138. North Korea Korean Ground Turkey Cups, Kimchi**, Scallion Pancakes**
139. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Blaff (Snapper), Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
140. Tonga Kapisi Pulu, Papaya/Rice Noodle Salad
141. Libya Couscous with Zucchini & Mixed Veggies, Harrarat Kale
142. East Timor Batar Da’an with Shrimp and Rice
143. Belarus Mushroom and Barley Soup
144. Yemen Breakfast Lentil Stew (Adas), Fruit Salad, Toast
145. Kazakhstan Lamb Plov
146. Chile El Completo Hot Dogs, French Fries, Sopaipillas, Chilean Wine
147. Algeria Tri-color Couscous w/Tri-color Peppers, Chickpeas, Carrots & Currants
148. Laos Larb Lettuce Wraps, Coconut Rice
149. Sudan Ful Medames, Salata Tomatim Bel Daqua
150. Equatorial Guinea Succotash w/ Turkey Bacon
151. Vatican City Pizza a Caballo, Italian red wine
152. Guinea Chicken in Cumin Sauce
153. Kenya Roast Chicken w/East African Flavors, Sukuma Wiki
154. Liechtenstein Ribel w/Fruit Compote, Bacon & Scrambled Eggs
155. Tajikistan Tajik Naan, Tajik Bread Salad
156. Uzbekistan Lagman Soup
157. Burundi Plantains, Kidney Beans & Kale Mixture, Kachumbari Slaw
158. Luxembourg Bouneschlupp Soup, Gromperekichelcher (Potato Pancakes)
159. Guinea-Bissau Abacate com Tuna (Avocados with Tuna)
160. Azerbaijan Shirin Chorek (Sweet Milk Bread)
161. Rwanda Igisafuliya
162. Armenia Armenian Chicken Harissa, Eggplant Dolma, Lavash Salad
163. Lesotho Spinch/Tangerine Soup, Chakalaka
164. Republic of the Congo 🇨🇬Liboke de Viande (Meat in Banana Leaf), Peanut Butter Mousse
165. Somalia Chickpea Pancakes with Turmeric, Chili Powder & Cumin, Somali Salad
166. Benin Akkra Funfun, Benin-Marinated Plantains, Sauteed Kale
167. Central African Republic Kanda (Pumpkin Seed Meatballs), White Rice, Sautéed Spinach
WHO? Dave & Kristin & Carly
WHAT? Injera, Berbere Chicken Wings, Lentil Sambusas, Key Wat, Shiro Wat, Injudal Tibs, Yellow Split Peas (two ways), Yataklete Kilkil, Ye Shimbra Asa, Ayib be Gomen, Tej Wine, Ethipian Coffee, Chocolate Coffee Cardamom Cake
WHY? We love Ethiopian food, as we’ve had it at multiple restaurants…but had never made it at home before. So we had Carly & Zack over and we all prepared a feast.
HOW? There are too many to go through, but here’s the main ones I used (though for the injera, I probably read about 20 different links/recipes):
WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes!
FAVORITE ASPECT? This was such a fun meal and I would have EVERYTHING again. But for favorite, well I have to go with the injera, as I was very unsure I could pull if off…and it turned out great!
COOKING NOTES? 1. Injera. I was as nervous about making this, as anything from Cook From Every Country. I began the fermentation for this teff flour flatbread on Tuesday before preparing on Sunday. I ended up using 2 cups of teff flour and 2.5 cups of all-purpose flour (as I read that using all teff could be difficult if you’ve never made injera before). All of the entrees are served on top of it, you don’t need utensils, and I wasn’t sure if it would come out right…but it did!
2. Berbere Chicken Wings. I made these with homemade berbere, made of 11 different spices. Score.
3. Lentil Sambusas. This was our other appetizer, served with mint sauce, and at this point, we are well on our way to being very full…
4. Key Wat. This stew with venison has berbere, coriander, ginger and garlic amongst other things, and Carly did a great job.
5. Injudal Tibs. I love this mushrooms dish at Ethiopian restaurants and I loved Carly’s version too.
6. Shiro Wat. This chickpea flour/onion/tomato dish was solid.
7. Turmeric Yellow Split Peas. This one was made by Carly and then…
8. Nutmeg Yellow Split Peas. This one was made by Kristin. Both were delish.
9. Yataklete Kilkil. Combo of carrots/green beans/potatoes with several spices. Another fine dish from Kristin.
10. Ye Shimbra Asa. These are basically chick pea crackers in a port wine onion sauce. Terrific flavor on this dish from Kris.
11. Ayib be Gomen. Kris made this collard greens & onions dish mixed with berbere ricotta – yum.
12. Tej (Honey Wine). White wine mixed with honey? Sure! Carly made this and we all were fans.
13. Ethiopian Coffee. Kristin brewed this up and even I (who is not a coffee drinker) enjoyed this.
14. Chocolate Coffee Cardamom Cake. Delish dessert by Carly to close this feast out!
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 14 of 167. This was one heck of a meal. Happy to enjoy this with our friends and start this first spring weekend on a high note!