Yesterday was another crazy day of the holiday season, which meant I got to each traditional Polish and Indian holiday food!!
For lunch several ladies with the Spouses club that I am involved in had lunch at the GREAT restaurant NUVO here in town. They cooked for us a tradition Polish Christmas meal. Carp is the main meal here in Poland for Christmas and to me it sounded nasty! Growing up we never ate that fish. Carp always went back into the water if we caught it when we were fishing. But I thought I would at least try one bite of it. Well, once you get past the bones in it, it was really good! The whole meal was GREAT! We then did a white elephant ornament exchange among each other. Well European ladies are much more calmer than us Americans. No one wanted to take each other ornaments. I felt bed because I was the only one that did!!
Then when it was dinner time, we had our good friend Jasmin, come over. Her parents are in town visiting from Denmark. Her parents originally are from India and Sri Lanka so they have never had American food before. So her mother wanted to cook a traditional Hindu meal for us, so she brought over Buriyani and I cooked for them American deserts, pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookies. At first it looked like just chicken fried rice but then she pulled out this onion & eggplant sauce to put on top. Then you top that off with a hard-boiled egg. Well this sauce was good but spicy! The sad part is that her mother made it in a mild form, so I would hate to see what the real version is like!
Yesterday was a neat day to try all sorts of new food. Now I officially have 2 more recipes that are going to be added to my cooking collection!
What is your favorite foreign food to eat? Mine, sweet and sour chicken!!