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what we made for dinner - missionary edition

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I can't believe we forgot to take photos!

We thought we'd do a trial run of hosting a dinner in our cozy digs. We invited all four missionaries plus two old friends from the ward.

MoBob made:
* harira (tomato soup)
* kefta (meatballs in a tomato sauce) with rice/bread

I made:
* bruschetta
* caponata
* raisin cake (originally supposed to be made with dates but I couldn't find any)

So it was kind of a hybrid Italian-Moroccan meal. Regardless, all was consumed with much appreciation. There were eight of us crammed into the living room with two folding tables. It was hot, but good fun. The elders came from Utah, Idaho, and Nevada - and only one came from a largish town (Orem). It was their first time with Moroccan food and it was cool to see their taste buds wake up. I thought it was appropriate that we ended fast and testimony Sunday with the soup traditionally eaten during Ramadan. Yum!

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On August 6th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC), wunderbar commented:
Yummy! I love Harira and especially Moroccan kefta!
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On August 6th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I don't like couscous (*gasp*) so MB usually prepares some kind of tagine. If he makes couscous then one of us cooks something else in addition.
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On August 6th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC), clynne commented:
I love combining the flavors of Italian and Moroccan food. They're both from nearby regions, so the flavors are complimentary.

There's a great "Mediterranean" restaurant in town that does largely Moroccan and Italian food.
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On August 6th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Let's plan on that to recover from the high school reunion!
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On August 7th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Sounds delicious. I'm sure you'll be hosting more dinners after that effort!
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On August 7th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I can't believe we pulled it off by ourselves, ie without a housekeeper to tidy up after us!
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