Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cooking and Community






We had our Ethiopian cooking class at my house yesterday.  I love the people that came.  Some have adopted.  Some are adopting.  Some are single, some married.  Some have/are adopting siblings, older boy, babies... Basically we are all coming from a different perspective to the same point.  We all have an invested interest in Ethiopia.  I truly enjoy these parents.  It was a a great community experience.
 
Elsa, previously a restauranteur in Addis, came a prepared several dishes for us.  We watch and tried to take in as much as we could.  Bottom line, it was so second nature to her, and so new to me, that it would be difficult for me to recreate.  I am learning.  Small steps.  If I can get recipes, I will post them.

10 comments:

Abby said...

I'd LOVE some recipes. That's so fun you guys did that....I'm jealous!

Lori said...

Oh HOW FUN and cool is that! What a fantastic idea!!!

jen said...

That is awesome! I wish that I had been there!

Adoption Cubed said...

Jen,
This was a fabulous idea! And what a wonderful teacher you all had!!
Rebecca

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, I am jealous!!!!

What a wonderful experience for you and such a great gift to your little one some day.

sparkz said...

SWEET! I wish I was there to share in the fun! :)

Lori S said...

That sounds like so much fun! I'd love some recipes, too!
I talked to a college student from Ethiopia and she said that the real Ethiopian cooks could just smell the cooking food and know what it's missing!! I'll stick to a recipe and hope for the best! (O:

Chris and Dawn said...

What a great idea! This looks like so much fun.

Katy said...

It was so fun. Thank you so very much for opening your house up to us and making it such a good time. I will get you recipes. I have some, but not on my computer. I will give them to you when I see you next.

sparkz said...

By the way I love the color of your room! :)