Monday, December 6, 2010

Special Menu

When you are leaving home for good you should get a bit of spoiling before you go. Right? So this week I let Dakota make the menu. I didn't even complain when a few (or all) of the things he choose are major pain in the behind to make. Remember we are in Malawi. I can't just run to the store and grab some tortillas and we won't discuss the price of cheese around here but when it is available it is precious stuff. Here is what baby boy wants for his going away week.


Enchilada casserole
Tres leche cake
Butter chicken
Beef randang
Indonesian chicken curry
Breakfast tacos
Cinnamon rolls

I think I am going to be spending a lot of the week in the kitchen. I still think it is totally worth it. I hope he enjoys every bite.


Connie said...

He will enjoy every bite and remember everything :) Sounds wonderful!

Kate said...

Chin up, mama! I'm sure he knows that he is a very lucky boy.

Monica said...

awwwwwwwwwwww! i love you so much because you are a one of a kind mom. dakota is so blessed. THESE are the things kids remember. AND........YUMMY. i wish i could fly right over and EAT (and i'd bring you cheese and tortillas ;o). i will consider this your last post until you are out of the kitchen.

Daniela Swider said...

That does sound like a lot of cooking from scratch under the circumstances but it's also a special time to remember his last week home. Enjoy every moment!

Jill said...

Wow - your son has GREAT tastes! I love his menu ... even if it is a pain in the tushie to make. Enjoy your week with him ... with lots and lots of hugs and kisses!

Jen said...

Wow, if we leave now....seriously, that sounds like an awesome menu! Now you are going to share recipes, right? I'm thinking the Indonesian Chicken curry, if nothing else!

Shannon said...

Here is the recipe as my pembantu taught me: Cheat and use Bamboe spice packet for Kare (Javanese Curry). You can find it is some asian markets or you can order it online.

I chop an onion finely and saute it until tender then add about a pound of bite sized pieces of boneless skinless chicken and saute it until slightly browned. Add the spice packet and saute it until fragrant, about a minute. Then I add 2 cups of water and a can of coconut milk and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Then add a handful of fresh green beans, some peeled and diced carrots and some peeled and diced potatoes. If you want it spicy also add some sliced red thai chili just before serving, careful they are HOT! I just serve the chilis on the side and stir them in on my plate, because my kids won't eat spicy and I am not cooking two different things. Serve over rice. Yummy!