More food but no country!

So, I guess that you could call this an interval. I’ll call it – Interval 1. Although, I’m not sure there will be another one.

What is this post actually about? Well last term, my friend Claudia went on a holiday to England, and when she came back she had bought us all a big packet of flying saucers to share. They were delicious. That day it was world health day. We figured, food makes every body feel better. So we decided that one day in term two (which is this term) we would have an international food day. A day where everyone from our group would bring a dish from a country (of their choice) into school to share at lunch. That day was today, also this week is Refugee Week, so it sort of fits in. We had a wide range of countries and delicacies.

Afghanistan: Elly – Me

Belgium: Liberty

Costa Rica: Erryn

Earth: Angus – Yes even he joined in!

England: Claudia

France: Sarah

Germany: Aislinn

Italy: Emma-Kate

Malaysia: Bridget

Mexico: Mimi

New Zealnd: Rachel

Scotland: Georgie

Spain: Zac

So for Afghanistan I made the brides fingers that I made for Afghanistan way back in November. You can find the recipe here: https://whatsinellysbelly.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/afghanistan-what-a-wild-place-to-start/

Lots of people said that they liked it.

Afghan Brides Fingers
Afghan Brides Fingers

Well we all know that Belgium is famous for its chocolates. So Liberty saw that we got chocolate for our Belgium dish. Although I didn’t get one (they were snatched up very quickly). I’m sure they were delicious though.

Belgium chocolates
Belgium chocolates

Costa Rica, one of the main exports form costa rica is Pineapple. So we had pineapple as our Costa Rican dish. Erryn also bought a packet of jelly lollies so we got to make our own pineapple and lolly kebabs.

Costa Rican Pineapple
Costa Rican Pineapple

Angus even joined in. I know what your thinking, how can somebody that fussy even cook. I nah no idea he could cook anything other than powdered custard and porridge. But as it turns out, he can. Gus made cupcakes for international day. They were vanilla bases and chocolate icing. They were very nice.

Earth Cupcakes
Earth Cupcakes

And now for England. I had never had Yorkshire pudding before now and may I say that they were delicious. I can imagine that they would be fantastic with roast beef and gravy.

English Yorkshire Pudding
English Yorkshire Pudding

Well France was pretty easy to buy for. Sarah just bough a packet of french fries.

French Fries
French Fries

Aislinn made mini strudel for Germany. They were great.

German, Mini apple strudel
German, Mini apple strudel

The italian dish was probably the most popular. Emma-Kate made it and she made up a big batch of pasta, cheese and two types of tomato sauce one with chorizo and one without. It was very delectable.

Italian Pasta
Italian Serf Service Pasta
Italian pasta
Italian pasta

Now according to Bridget banana cake originates from Malaysia. Some would question that, but I will take her word for it. As you may have guessed, Bridget made banana cake in cupcake form. The icing was great and so were the cakes.

Malaysian, Banana Cupcakes
Malaysian, Banana Cupcakes

Mimi brought in Doritos for Mexico.

Mexico
Mexican Chips?

Brownies were voted as one of New Zealands favourites dishes. So Rachel was going to make chocolate brownies but unfortunately she couldn’t so she made blue jelly because New Zealands cold, right. Anyway the jelly was very nice. Thanks for bringing some in Rach!

New Zealand Jelly
New Zealand Jelly

For scotland Georgie brought in short bread, they were fantastic.

Scottish Shortbread
Scottish Shortbread

And last but not least Zak and his Spanish festivities. Zak brought in some Spanish biscuits, all though I did not get to try them, Angus told me that they were delicious and he has insisted on mum to buy some.

Spanish Biscuits
Spanish Biscuits

So thats all of the countries that were done. I’d like to say a huge thank-you to everyone that brought in food and that I’m sorry that Emma-Kate and I got kept into class and you all had to wait 20mins before you could start eating. Thank-you, I hoped you enjoyed our international day!

The countries that were cooked for
The countries that were cooked for

4 thoughts on “More food but no country!

  1. What are Flying Saucers?
    We have muti-cultural day at Lola, Clara and Otto’s school. There are kids from all over the world so there is always a great array of interesting dishes.

    1. Hello, Flying saucers are a lolly. They are a thin covering, I bit like rice paper but softer. Then they have sherbet inside. They are delicious. You can probably buy them online.

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