October 22, 2013

Tried it Tuesday, An International Feast

I didn't prepare a Teacher Tip this week, but I can link up with Holly for Tried it Tuesday because I definitely tried something new...

I went to a very small college for undergrad that happened to have very strong ties to a tiny church denomination. Being the only 4-year university that belongs to that church, it makes sense that people from all over the country (and even the world) came to that school because of their ties. These were people who grew up going to the same camps and had known each other for many years. Also, many of them are related.

For two girls who had no ties to the Covenant church or family that attended the university, this was a lonely prospect. Luckily, though, we were placed on the same floor our freshmen year and became fast friends. So much so, in fact, that we decided to tell everyone that we were cousins so we could have a "family connection" too.
Here she is doing a "man's" job, making falafel. 

True story: I would venture to say that 90% of the people we knew in college still think we're related. And we love this fact!

Anyway, I bring all that up so you understand my excitement when Bobbie and I made plans for her to come hang out in the 'burbs this weekend. This girl is definitely a part of my family, even if we don't share blood.

To make our visit even more exciting, Bobs and I decided to cook a Middle Eastern smorgasbord together (doesn't that just sound fantastic?!), as a nod to her 2.5 years in the Peace Corps in Jordan.

Our yummy spread
Everything was absolutely delicious, and we all stuffed ourselves to the brim. It made for a perfect, relaxing weekend catching with a good friend over a couple bottles of wine! ;)


  1. Everything on that table looks so appetizing! YUMMO!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Oh boy! I can almost smell the delicious odors! YUM!

  3. What a nice story!! That is just wonderful when you can spend time with old friends who are like family! You made my day. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. Yummy! Such a sweet story and friendship! Glad you had such a great time!
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