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Ethiopian food… not love at first bite

Ethiopian food… not love at first bite

We recently went to dinner with  several other families in our area who are also in the process of adopting from Ethiopia.  We met up at a local Ethiopian restaurant to sample some of the cuisine we would enjoy while in country.  Basically you have a large pile of injera, which is a thin spongy crepe-type concoction that tastes like really strong sourdough.  There are no utensils so you use the injera to eat the various little stews, or wat, and tibbs.  The flavors are spicy and I secretly hoped the waitress wouldn’t actually tell us what was in the food we were eating.  I prefer to eat blindly.  Overall it was a good experience although I will confess that I don’t relish the thought of eating this way for the two weeks we will spend in Ethiopia.  I’ve already planned to stash Clif bars in my suitcase.  I can live on that for a week right?

On another note we are so excited to share that two little boys from Ethiopia (ages 2 and 3) have been referred to families this week.  The boys were on a waiting child list and they will soon be united with their forever families.  My heart skips a beat when I think about the future ahead of them.  Praying for them as they anticipate the arrival of their families.

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