Apr 22, 2011
Where did we go?
To the Middle East!
(or as hubby thinks of it - "home cookin'"!)
Kebabs, Naan, Hummus, Iranian Tzatziki, Olives, Basmati Rice & Slata Jida
Funny to think that after cooking most of the day, it was all over in 30 minutes! I couldn't wait any longer and ended up pouring a home brewed ale before hubby got home. He then proceeded to point out that there is no beer in the Middle East :)
The meat substitution turned out great, I used a lean beef tri-tip cut and marinated it in garlic, olive oil, mint and rosemary - hubby said he thought it was lamb, and he's the Persian Gulf food guy so I guess it was a good substitute, and was much cheaper.
The kids did okay, they loved the meat and "dip", and each ate one spoonful of Slata Jida, which is like a Middle Eastern version of a fresh salsa, they only did that since I promised them dessert if they ate it :)
I can't wait until the garden really gets into high gear since that's when these dishes really take off, there so many of our favorites that I can't even think about making until then.