#182: Kyrgyzstan

The lyrics to “forever and for always” have been on repeat in my head since the Shania Twain concert on Friday night. The smell of campfire still seems to be in my hair even after 4 washes. It was a wonderful weekend of friends, wilderness and WeldWerks. Back in town, L & A took after painting the ol’ Brovsky homestead and boy, does she look like a beaut, guys. It’s all fun and games till we had to all go back to adulting on Monday morning.

And despite my hives still in full swing and work being insanely busy, I’m still in awe at how it’s already August. Fun things coming up? Well, moving trucks are honking as Ned and I are starting the search for a place. Soccer season is nearly upon us and Kim and I are going to rock some U10 girl’s coaching escapades. There’s some more BBQing, vacations and patio time in store for the remainder of the dog days, so don’t worry, Colorado, we aren’t done yet— but thank you for the cooler temperatures!

THE DINNER: This was more of a dessert– but if i were a betting woman, I’d venture that it might have served as dinner for two hungry and paint weary Brovskys… just taking a stab at it. This week’s country was a solo mission for L as we took a dessert break in the desert for Kyrgyzstan. I have to get a running start at spelling that monster, by the way. The dish was basically apple cake. It’s a semi-nomadic lifestyle these people adhere to, which you know I can totally dig on. They have simple requirements for food, and this one is no exception. It’s thought that this recipe or some variant on the recipe is thousands of years old.

Kyrgyzstan Apple Cake Recipe: https://www.internationalcuisine.com/kyrgyzstan-apple-cake/

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OVERALL COUNTRY SCORE:

Ease of prep and cooking: 1 STARS out of 5 STARS for this meal!
I warned you in the intro this week that these were simple humans. There were a handful of ingredients. They were easy to find and not a problem to prep. There were no conversions or translations making sure this one clocked in at a 1 star for trickiness. Feel free to do some handstands to spice up the challenge level if you’re so inclined. We don’t want you to get complacent.

Best dish of all time scale: 4 STARS out of 5 for this meal!! 
With the 5 ingredient fix that occurred, one might be tempted to think that there’s no way this one could be yummy/flavorful/amazing and that person would be wrong. I would think that the fluffy, cloud of sweetness that these apples were suspended in was due to the eggs. The cake wasn’t overly saccharine nor was it un-dessert-like. It was satisfying and unlike anything we have had in terms of apple cake before. Well worth the one star effort to make this one, ladies and gents.

We will be off to South African nation of Sao Tome and Principe for #183 next weekend and it’s going to hit all the bases we typically don’t associate with “African” food (read: island food and sea locked countries). We are excited to be heading into football season shortly here in the 5280. FOOTBALL IS COMING (a la Game of Throne. you’re welcome).

 Keeping you, forever and for always! ❤ 
– L & K

 

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