Monday, July 14, 2008
aunties to dinner
I had my aunties Pauline and Dakki to my house for dinner for the first time yesterday, along with Annie. Again, it was very hot (only up to 86 instead of the mid-nineties, but still!), so I planned a dinner of mainly room-temp food.
I got up at 4:30 to make my Cocodrillo (crocodile bread) so that the heat of the oven would have plenty of time to dissipate.
Then I made beet and eggplant salads (Rachael and I got several of the ingredients for these from a cute Hmong lady at the farmer's market).
The main dish was Israeli couscous with feta, olives, tomatoes, and things. Everyone was impressed with the couscous, and wondered how they made it into such neat little balls.
We had bul to drink. I think it's a Cuban drink, and is very nice on a hot day and very easy to make: a can of cheap lager, a bottle of ginger beer, and the juice of a big lime.
Finally, we had rhubarb soup with coconut strawberry sorbet.