company for a change

We have guests this weekend!  Two girls from a seminary and two men from Jerusalem.  The girls found us through out business cards.  The men were invited by my wife.  She knows one of them from a course that she is taking this year.  Add to that a few friends from the community, and we have a nice number of guests for the weekend.

I seem to be on an India kick.  I just finished reading Six suspects by Kikas Swarup.  Vikas wrote Q&A which was made in to the movie Slumdog Millionaire.  The book provides a window into Indian life.  I don't know if I would recommend this book as a novel.  It meanders all over the place and includes some sections which are just too unreal.  But, it certainly gets you "into" India.

To continue my India theme, I made saffron rice.  This is the first time that I have used saffron, and I do like the taste and color.  I saw a nice YouTube video about making saffron rice.  The chef suggested slightly heating the saffron, grinding it up and then adding warm water.  He said that this technique would get the most color from the threads.  He was right!

The other Indian item is Chicken Jeera.  I more or less followed this recipe using two whole chickens that I cut up.  It smells delicious.

Shabbat Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
Dinner - 12
Adobo Soup without the chicken (but with real chicken stock)
Chicken Chili
Braised Beef in wine sauce
Chicken Jeera
Farfel noodles
Brussels Sprouts

Lunch - 17
Deviled Eggs
Gefilte Fish
Corned Beef
Cajun Chicken
Saffron Rice
Yerushalmi Kugel
Cucumber salad
Garlic Green Beens
Stir fried zucchini and peppers

SS - many
Tuna rice casserole


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