This week we made Swedish meatballs. We used the pan fried recipe with the white sauce and we went to IKEA to buy some lingonberry sauce to eat with them. They were really yummy, but we lost the pictures. Here's a picture from a recipe.
This year we've decided to try cooking one meal each week from a different country without repeating any of them. Any meal of the day is fine. I think we're going to do a breakfast next week. Our first week's dish was Moroccan stew. Morocco is a country in northern Africa. Our mom wishes she lived in a Moroccan riad like the one in the link-that's what they call their houses that are built around a courtyard- and makes us look at pictures of them a lot on her computer.
The recipe sounded good, but we didn't really like it because it was too mushy. Here's a picture of it.
It did smell really good though while it was cooking.
We printed out a map and are coloring in each country after we've tried the dish. We think it would be really fun if other families joined us in this activity this year. It would be fun to see what some other people have tried and would be really good if others could share yummy recipes from that country.
There is a flickr photo album where you can post your pictures of what you cooked and then write to us and tell us what the recipe is or give us the link to it. And of course tell us whether or not it tasted good and if you would make it again.
Each day here we have tea with our breakfast and at least one more time in the afternoon.
They have all kinds of different sugar for your tea here and our mom always lets us eat what local people eat when we travel so we've been eating a lot of sugar! At home she only lets us put a little honey in our tea.
This sugar has a little bit of an orange flavor. It looks like pieces of glass.
This is a picture of stew we had for lunch one day. We first ripped up pieces of bread and put it into a bowl and then poured the broth from this pot onto the bread. What was left in this pot we mashed with this metal thing. It was lamb and potatoes mostly and tasted good.
They eat a lot of nuts here. Pistachios are a favorite. We've been eating them almost everyday.
We also tried some chips that taste just like they do at home.
Today we rode camels. We were supposed to go through the sand dunes on a long journey. But it was raining and they said it was too dangerous. So instead we rode for just a few minutes on a street with cars and trucks passing us by. The camels are really tall and Chantelle thought it was really scary to be up so high. Nakia liked it and wished we could've stayed on much longer- even in the cold rain!
The camels were so cold that they were shivering the whole time. Then they would have a really big shiver and nearly knocked us off their back! Nakia rode with our guide and Chantelle rode with Mom.
What a funny face!
It was also really scary when they stood up or sat back down.