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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Making Preparations........


Sorry for the lack of posting! We have been running around like crazy getting everything ready for Miss Olivia. Tonight I ran by the Ethiopian Market near our house to pick up the essentials to make some shiro and lentils to freeze for when she gets home. I have been trying really hard to get everything from the bottles she uses at HH to familiar toddler foods like shiro and lentils so that transitioning her home won't be as hard. So here's a picture of my first attempt at shiro. Paul and I have been eating a lot of Ethiopian food this past year (it helps that we are not far from an Ethiopian community) and we both think that Erin's recipe is pretty close to the real thing! Tomorrow I will try my hand at the lentils because I ran out of onions. Who knew that you would need 5 onions for 1 pot of shiro!


Oh and tomorrow night I will be revealing the nursery!!! So stay tuned! 6 days until we leave! I can't believe it!

6 comments:

The Fenwick Family said...

Looks great to me,can't wait to follow your journey!! We have been eating lots of Indian food,we are waiting for our referral of our daughter from India!!Have a blessed trip!! Gidget

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The Fenwick Family said...

Looks great to me,can't wait to follow your journey!! We have been eating lots of Indian food,we are waiting for our referral of our daughter from India!!Have a blessed trip!! Gidget

www.fantasticfenwickfamily.blogspot.com

Troy said...

Good work! We will visit restaurants here but haven't ventured into making anything ourselves yet. And the injera there is SO MUCH BETTER than the Ethiopian restaurants here...

Kat said...

YOu are SO awesome! I have never ventured to cook Ethiopian as of yet! Bekah just ate everything and LOVED scrambled eggs. You are too cool to be freezing food. I wish I'd done that!

Chris and Jana said...

Hi DeeDee...I tried to email you off the list serve, but I have no idea how that thing works. We were hoping you could take some pictures of our girl while you're in Ethiopia.

I just hope I didn't post to the entire group!

Chris

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Yeah!!! not too long now!!! Looks good to me! I want some, but we don't have any ET places to get that yummy food around here.