Food from Venezuela, Denmark, Belgium, and Djibouti (sort of)By
We’ve done some international traveling this week. In the kitchen. And online. Ahhh the blessing of experiencing a taste of four different countries, right from the comfort of our own home.
Each of our boys chose a different country to study and write a report on last week. We’re wrapping up our official school year this week. This was kind of our final “big project.” Yay!
One of their assignments was to make a recipe from their selected country. I mentioned this to you on my menu plan post earlier in the week. When I suggested that you all send us your Djibouti recipes, I had no idea that so many of you actually would! Ask and you shall receive. You all are da’ best. :)
And now I have to sheepishly admit to you that between finding and making all these recipes, finishing all of our school assignments, and preparing to go on a big trip next week (can’t wait to tell you about it!) – we still haven’t tried any of the Djibouti recipes. We’re leaning toward this one though, because it sounds like our family will really like it! In the meantime, Elias (age 11) took the advice of several of you and made milkshakes, naming them “Shake Djibouti.” You’ve gotta love it.
Asa made Belgian Waffles. After looking at recipes online, knowing we would adapt it anyway to use healthier grains and oils – we pretty much just used our regular waffle recipe in a Belgian waffle iron. They were sooooo yummy! Especially topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Malachi made Danish Cinnamon Snails. We adapted the recipe (surprise, surprise) to use whole grains and sucanat and we loved how these turned out!
Last but not least, Justus and I made Venezuelan Tequenos. Sort of. I mean, I really don’t know how to convert kg and ml to cups and tablespoons. Not even a little bit. And searching online didn’t help. So, we just guessed at it and made a dough of sorts, wrapped it around some cheese, and fried it. They turned out tasty…but ugly. It’s okay. They got eaten in about five minutes.
It is now obvious to me that after eating all of these rich foods this week, it is time to Shake Djibouti.
I’m talking about exercising. Not eating ice cream. Just to be clear.