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New Years Eve

Posted in Uncategorized by sndybeech on January 1, 2011

Had great time last night–started with a Pink Martini concert at the Schnitz Opera House followed by dinner at the friend’s house who bought us the terrific tickets to PM.

Dinner was Moroccan:

this is the first course, lamb medallions with a mint yogurt sauce. then came a chicken dish with almonds, roasted cauliflower and sweet couscous. Everything was delicious and had almonds and cinnamon.

I made the dessert, Mbancha, which I had never made before but every Moroccan cookbook had it (in different versions) and one said you must not leave Morocco without trying it. It’s the plate in the back, a coil (in English it’s Snake) filo rolled around homemade almond paste. the dish is front is Orange Blossom Salad which I made thinking the Mbancha sounded very rich. No Orange Blossoms in it, just Orange Blossom water which I got at the Greek Deli on Burnside, along with the filo.

And then, on the plate.

Hope you had a great evening too. My hopeful wishes for a year that brings you happiness, health and satisfaction, and brings us all peace and a better economy.