My-oh-my, I can’t believe it’s the end of week 11! I’m almost halfway through school already. Yes, I do believe I will survive – a much different outlook than I had just 11 short weeks ago. It’s been another good week – bread week.
We had a great time menu-tasting last weekend for the mock restaurant. I’ve come to realize what an undertaking this will be. Six different meatball flavors, three different dips and six b’stilla recipes – and we STILL didn’t come to a conclusion. The meatballs were best with mint, but I think I need to add egg for structure. I decided to combine preserved lemon and a green chili in the b’stilla, but now I want to try it with duck instead of chicken. Meatball and dip appetizer needs a flatbread as well. I’ve proposed a second tasting for this Sunday – soups. There aren’t many choices when it comes to Moroccan soups – it appears that lentils or chickpeas are the standard staple. Yawn! I’m considering bringing in a bit more of the Spanish influence with a white gazpacho made with almonds. I’ve got nine weeks to come up with the final choices.