Sunday, August 10, 2008

An Evening in Poland

Our friends, Stephanie & Juan love ethnic food. Dan & I are the same way so about 6 months ago we decided to get together once a month and cook a meal from a different country.

We put the names of countries in a basket and draw a name. Whoever's turn it is has to cook the entire meal from scratch. Usually we will research some interesting information about the country and share it with the group.

Last night was my turn and I had Poland. Since Dan is have Polish, I thought it would be fun to learn to cook some of the food.

Everything is ready to go.
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I'm learning how to do different napkin folds.
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Fresh flowers from the garden.
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We had stuffed cabbage.
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Kluskis (potato dumplings)
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Haluski (cabbage & noodles)
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Bialys (onion bread)
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For dessert, I made kolachky cookies. These things had 1 lb. of butter in them!
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After seeing the amount of butter in everything, I definitely will not be cooking like this a lot!

It is such fun doing this every month. We didn't have any countries ready so Stephanie is picking an African country next time.