I have always wanted to go to Africa. I’d love to go on a safari and see all the animals – from a safe distance of course. I want to see people living off the land – people who are living simply. I wonder what it smells like. What sounds do they hear at night? Is the food bland or spicy?
I have a friend that’s been there. She’s agreed to go back with me someday. And I’ll go to the amazon with her. (T – Don’t think I’ve forgotten our deal just because I moved across the country!)
Last January I met up with friends in Florida – specifically to hit up Epcot on her birthday. It was there that I discovered Morocco. It’s not the Serengeti I’ve dreamed of but it is still Africa. Oh how I fell in love with the Epcot Morocco. The rich, vibrant colors, the old world style, and open markets drew me in. I was bummed that I couldn’t find any Moroccan food at Epcot.
Not to worry. This weekend I found a recipe for Moroccan chicken with couscous. Ooooh, an experiment! I’m always leary of trying new recipes on the kids because I hate to waste the food but this recipe came out of a parenting magazine and it just looked so good.
I wasn’t disappointed. The chicken was awesome! Chickie turned her nose up at it until The Boy declared he loved it. Not to be outdone she decided she liked it too. I couldn’t find the tomato-lentil couscous that the recipe called for so I had to use plain – which was a little on the bland side. And of course all the kids balked at the spinach. After much coaching they tried a bite and decided it wouldn’t kill them and they each finished it without too much more encouragement.
Overall it gets a thumbs up. We’ll be adding it to our recipe rotation but probably with a different side dish.