A white (faranje) adoptive mother to two Ethiopian (habesha) girls wends her way through
Exotic Ethiopian Cooking by D. J. Mesfin

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 1, 2010: A Resolution I Can Keep Up With!

I am an adoptive mother to two beautiful Ethiopian girls.  We all love Ethiopian food in our household, even the non-Ethiopians, and I make a mean doro wot, if I do say so myself.  But I really wasn't breaking out the Ethiopian cookbook except for special occasions, or to make a dish for a potluck.  This just seemed silly.  We all drool in anticipation of a meal at our local Ethiopian restaurant and the girls have shown perfect injera technique since they first started solid food.  Why not have it more often?  Like every week?  

I also wanted to branch out beyond doro and tibs, as happy as we are with them.  I have "Exotic Ethiopian Cooking" by D. J. Mesfin, a full 238 pages of Ethiopian cookery, yet I have only used about 10 pages, of it, at most!  

So, the idea of Ethiopian Friday was born.  Every Friday in 2010, I will randomly choose a recipe from the book and chronicle its making.  Even with potlucks and other special occasions thrown in, I won't make it through the whole book in one year, but that leaves plenty for 2011 and on!


  1. Sheila - I love this idea! And welcome to blogging!

  2. Thanks, Liz! It's already been a lot of fun, and I'm certainly trying things I never would have before.

  3. Just found your blog and think your idea is so great! I look forward to reading more!

  4. Thank you, Rahel, and welcome! I hope you enjoy yourself.

  5. Sheila, do you mind if I link to this on my blog so I will remember to come here whenever you post something new?