NOTE: For some reasons the photos don’t show up. I’m working on it.
Oh yeah, baby, now I remember why I like it here so much. Not just because it’s where I spent part of my life and not just because it’s where my family and friends live. No. It really is the food, the fun and the relaxed Sundays with the family. Here’s the breakdown:
Friday after all that fun shopping, I went out with my (now sadly reduced) group of friends, in order to celebrate my and another friend’s arrival.
Saturday we had a family lunch and mom and I cooked some Chinese-Peruvian noodle stir fry from one of the new cookbooks I bought.
But that was not all the cooking we did. On Sunday we invited some friends and family and had ourselves a BBQ!! Now, it’s not your American-style BBQ. We don’t normally cook ribs or brisket. Just chorizos, morcillas and steak. Hmmmm… It was soo good…
We started with some cebiche that mom and I made together, and then followed with some chorizo and morcilla. The chorizo is eaten with a piece of marraqueta (a french bread look alike, which is eaten here and is a staple of our diet) and some llajwa, our spicy sauce. And for now your viewing pleasure, the choripan (chorizo inside of bread). No drooling on the keyboard, please!
It was all served with two different salads and some guacamole, made by yours truly:
You can see the basked of marraquetas at the end of the line….
We also had some steak and pork chops, and I was so busy eating and washing dishes I didn’t get a shot of dessert, which was chirimoyas in dulce de leche sauce. Sooooo good!!
The whole afternoon was so relaxed and fun! We sat on the porch talking about nothing serious; my cousins on the hammock and me knitting Mel’s scarf. It’s a ribbed stitch, 64 points in length, since Mel wanted her scarf thick. I’m having a lot of fun with it and it’s been a fight with mom, because she also likes knitting so much she keeps on wanting to do it for me… And although it would probably look prettier (she’s such a better and faster knitter than I am!), I would never get better at it!!
As for the homework I have to do, it will get done, somewhere in between the knitting and the two Asian cooking classes I’ve just enrolled in. I know, I know, I’m a bad girl, but what can I do, when I like cooking so much and right now have the free time? 🙂