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Saturday, October 17, 2009

South African Cuisine!

Friday night we had company.  Jordan, who recently returned from serving a mission in South Africa, decided he would cook the meal and tickle our taste buds with the flavors of his adopted South African land.  He turned on some African music,  set out some figurines, got out the curry, (the spice of choice) and donned his Nelson Mandela apron.


He worked hard, chopping, barbecuing, grating, frying and mixing.  It all turned out to be delicious! 
We had Borewors, (farmer sausage.  I won't tell you what my dad said about the look of it.)



Pap (white corn meal)



with tomato gravy,



Chakalaka (beans with onion, garlic, and grated carrots)



and pumpkin fritters (that's the cinnamon pancake-looking treat)



Thanks to Jordan,


we experienced a different culture last night!
Let me just say, that food sticks to your ribs!

14 comments:

Yvonne said...

I hope you all enjoyed it. Great job, Jordan

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh how fun. The sausage did look funny. Have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Heidi

Valerie said...

Looks yummy and sounds delicious.
What a great cultural taste treat!

Jenny said...

Sounds really yummy! Sausage looks fun on the barby!

Merrianne said...

ooooh my mouth is watering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i love the word Chakalaka!

The Garden of Egan said...

Yummy! Uhm, I think I must have lost the invitation for dinner.....

gigi said...

Sounds so yummy! I love Curry!!

Barbaloot said...

What a great guy to come home and start cooking!

wendy said...

That is cool-----my brother (the one who married us) served his mission in South Africa. I can make a mean South African Curry dish.
I love to try new foods.

Erin Ann said...

That is really awesome. Jordan looks so different!! Just so mature - kinda creepy :) Great work on the food and I love all the extra touches, like the Mandela apron.

Camille said...

It was pretty good - and this is coming from someone who won't eat broccoli!

Valerie said...

How fun to get to share something from his mission with him. I'd imagine it's hard to get a lot of the foods that they eat there around here!

And, you don't eat broccoli, Camille? I love it!

Small House said...

OH, HOW FUN! I've had to smile that these young men leave their home, and are thrown into situations that they have to eat so differently, and learn to love it. He did a great job fixing everything to. It actually looked good!!

candice said...

Will you be canning any of those delicious treats to enjoy during the winter?