#187: Ghana

Which countries are left!? I thought long and hard about whether to let the suspense kill you or dish on the remaining. I settled on dishing, because I am just as stoked as you all are, who am I kidding? So drum roll pleaseeee (in alphabetical order): Austria, Belgium, Gambia, Grenada, Kiribati, Sierra Leone, Suriname and Solomon Islands. There’s your final 8 countries AW195S followers! When asked how we pick each week, generally it’s a point at the map scenario– though occasionally it has to do with what area of the world we haven’t been to in a little while.  Even more occasionally, it’s when something is happening in that country in the media or sports. So there’s the magic equation that allows us to pick each week from several hundred countries… it boils down to our gut letting us know what she wants to eat.

THE DINNER: Ned and I moved this weekend into a house!! We are both so excited and it was pretty painless all around. Can I get an AMEN!? While that was underway, mom and dad took to the kitchen for Ghana. Mom made Red-Red which are stewed black-eyed peas. These affordable and hearty lil guys are just what the doctor ordered for nutrition and ease. This Red-Red stew can be a side dish with meat or take center stage. The Mama Bear chose to pair this super star with some crawfish (crawdads, crayfish– whatever you heart desires).

Red-Red (AKA: Stewed Black-Eyed Peas) Recipe: https://www.africanbites.com/red-redafrican-stewed-black-eyed-peas/ 

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OVERALL COUNTRY SCORE:

Ease of prep and cooking: 2 STARS out of 5 STARS for this meal!
This was easy peezy. Nothing was converted or translated. The ingredient list was a dream. The crawfish were doubled and added though optional.

Best dish of all time scale: 4.5 STARS out of 5 for this meal!! 
All around it was like having red bean chili almost. It was a cold day and the weather was perfect for a hearty stew. Those darling little crawfish were sourced at a local place in Wheat Ridge named Edward’s Meats (see our 153rd post on Dominica for the last time we were there grabbing frog legs). Welcome to Colorado fall, everyone, it’s time for chili! This almost tasted Cajun in it’s flavors but wasn’t “burn the house down” spicy.

#188 will find us spending the first Sunday in October in Belgium!! N is camping with his dad this weekend, so that means it’s some mom and Kris time in the brovskyland!! 🙂 No traces of Indian Summer here, buckle up for rain and 30’s overnight on Sunday this week

Singing along to some Tom Petty, 
– L & K

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