We have a few strawberries left from my shopping trip last week, so I think I need to make some Strawberry Shortcake. What do you think?! :)
A couple of weeks ago, we were blessed to go to a Geography Fair on our local Christian college campus. There, our boys got to “experience” and learn about many other countries in the world. It was a lot of fun, and inspired me to have our boys create a little geography fair of our own. :)
They were each in charge of choosing and researching any country in the world last week. They wrote information about it, created a flag of their country, and looked at the foods found in those countries. This week, they are each making one dish that represents their country. We’ve worked them into our menu plan this week!
Sunday, May 5
Baked oatmeal cups, kiwi
Nacho bar fundraiser for mission trip kids at church
Huddle at our friends’ house
Monday, May 6
Belgian Waffles (made by Asa, who studied Belgium last week)
Chicken patty sandwiches, fruit salad
Alfredo sauce with pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, tossed salad
Tuesday, May 7
Homemade poptarts, oranges
Something Venezuelan – made by Justus (update to come)
Wednesday, May 8
Danish cinnamon snails (made by Malachi, who is studying Denmark)
Chicken burritos, sweet peppers, pears
Lasagna casserole, fried zucchini, tossed salad
Thursday, May 9
Honey cinnamon muffins, strawberries and cream
Recipe from Djibouti – if in fact Elias and I can find one that will work!
Black bean salsa, organic chips, fresh pineapple, orange slices
Friday, May 10
Fried eggs, hashbrowns, turkey sausage, clementines
Cheesy beef and rice, green beans, sweet peppers
Homemade pizza, baby carrots, apple slices
Saturday, May 11
Scrambled egg sandwiches, fruit
Teriyaki chicken and veggies (broccoli, carrots, zucchini, peppers)
If you happen to have any wonderful Djibouti recipes hanging out in your kitchen – please share!! Elias wasn’t kidding when he said they were hard to find. :)
This website has a few recipes that don’t look to have too many strange ingredients… the Banana fritters sound the best to me personally!! http://www.healthy-life.narod.ru/wor_ek57.htm
I found this same website and was going to suggest the banana fritters too! :)
Betsey Caballero says
Try this one too:
Laura E. says
Here are some recipes I found. Most of them call for things you should be able to find at your local market…
http://globaltableadventure.com/2010/12/30/recipe-rainbow-rice-palau-dyed-rice/ (you don’t have to dye the rice)
recipes for an entire meal: http://travelbystove.blogspot.com/2013/02/recipes-from-djibouti.html#.UYauSMojE-4 (you could probably use green lentils which should be easier to come by)
Fun, we’ll look into these!
Mary Jo @ Covenant Homemaking says
My Mom is from Venezuela. A really common (and YUMMY!) food there is arepas. It’s a corncake made from pre-cooked cornmeal. Arepas are to Venezuela what tortillas are to Mexico. They use them at all three meals with different toppings. :)
They are really easy to make. I have a tutorial here: http://www.covenanthomemaking.com/2010/01/arepas-tutorial.html
Hi Mary Jo,
The arepas sound interesting and delicious (I love recipes with corn flour!) My only concern is that the P.A.N. flour will be like the Maseca flour (corn mesa flour used to make corn tortillas), which the company has not been able to confirm is non-GMO. We are trying to avoid GMO corn products. Do you know whether this corn flour that you use for the arepas is non-GMO?
How about a milkshake? You can call it “Shake Djibouti” ;)
I rarely laugh out loud, but well…LOL. Seriously. :)
Lyn @ Life Lyn Style says
6 well-ripened bananas
4 oz. rice or wheat flour
2 oz. sugar dissolved in 4 tablespoons water
1/2 to l level teaspoon nutmeg
Fat for frying
Mash bananas with a fork or use blender to make pulp; add the flour, sugar dissolved in water, and nutmeg. Add water, if needed, to make batter of pancake consistency. Mix well and fry like pancakes in an oiled frying pan until golden brown. Makes 24 small fritters.
Lyn @ Life Lyn Style says
Sheila H. says
We love to make Picadillo when studying South America. There are regional variations, but my favorite is from the http://www.skinnytaste.com website.
Easy and yummy, especially is your family likes sloppy joes.
That is so neat what you are having your boys do. I may have to steal that idea. I loved that one of them chose Djibouti. My cousin is a Marine that was just deployed their for her second time.
Ruth Sophia says
There are a few recipes here (I haven’t tried any!) but the soup looks fairly simple…if you want to purchase mutton.
List of recipes (which isnt’ very long) http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/djibouti.php
Djobouti Soup: http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/miscellaneous/fetch-recipe.php?rid=misc-soupe-djiboutienne
Looking forward to hearing what y’all come up with AND how it turns out!
I love the idea of this spongy pancake thing, Lahoh. It has suggestions for how to serve also. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahoh
Amanda Yoder says
Although I’ve been to Djbouti, it was brief and I was in the military, so I didn’t know of any recipes to recreate here at home but I found a great site with some realistic looking recipes with ingredients from here! http://www.healthy-life.narod.ru/wor_ek57.htm The banana fritters would be yummy, but the heavy spice dishes were very common when I was over there, if you want realistic vs. easy!