So , it's sprinkling today in Oklahoma where my oldest daughter lives. So I'm not coaching her on painting. Instead I'm preparing for an Ethiopian feast tomorrow. Made the buttermilk cheese last night ,the spiced clarified butter and jalepeno salsa. Tonight I'll be cleaning chicken and getting some of the " Wut" ready. Wut is any dish that is made with the hot chili powder like mix of spices and well cooked onions, I need to leave time tomorrow to make the injera and the national chicken and boiled egg dish, along with the kaya-wut ( beef in red sauce ) . The injera is the crepe like bread you use to eat with . AWESOME flavor in everything. Oh yeah.... spinach with sauteed potatoes , onions and one jalepeno for flavor. I don't cut the pepper open so you get the flavor but it isn't TOO hot. I'll take photos and post them monday . This is always a 3 day prep for a meal like this and I love sharing the experience. I would invite everyone if I thought I had enough help to do it right .
We've been doing ethiopian for 30 plus yrs in our family since my children's father is from Ethiopia and I had some wonderful relatives and one friend/sister from Ethiopia coach and teach me so much about the culture and the food. Beautiful, gracious women. I named my second daughter after the friend . Sometimes I get the feeling she has my friends blood in her.... it's as though, along with the name she inherited some of her grace , beauty and tough spirit.