#189: Sierra Leone

confession: still trying to not listen to Christmas music… and if I’m confessing that, I should just go ahead and confess that I possibly already did listen to some Christmas music on Monday. But in my defense, it was snowing a few weeks ago and it just felt like the true and right thing to partake in. SO YES, I AM A TERRIBLE HUMAN. But no, I don’t feel bad about it. It was a single day to get it out of my system…. and isn’t that what they say is healthy? Indulge a little here and there so you’re no binge-ing (and in this case it looks like putting up your decorations before the turkey gets center stage). So really, I did a huge favor to society. You’re all so damn welcome 😉

So now I will watch some scary movies and get in the spooky mood for Halloween tomorrow ❤

THE DINNER: It was all fun and games this weekend… in that J and D came over for game night Friday and then we played some soccer and watched some football on Sunday. It was a tad more seasonal than last weekend, weather wise, so thank our luck dog paws for that.  For Sierra Leone, we picked this luscious stewed chicken situation.

Sierra Leone Chicken Stew Recipe: https://www.africanbites.com/chicken-stew-african-style/

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OVERALL COUNTRY SCORE:

Ease of prep and cooking: 2 STARS out of 5 STARS for this meal!
This was a tricky one to judge for difficulty. It wasn’t hard but L did have me helping cut veggies and take pictures this weekend– so solo it might range to a 3 star. More or less everything goes into the pot and stews till it’s falling apart. It wasn’t hard on the back end of the execution.

Best dish of all time scale: 5 STARS out of 5 for this meal!! 
Another five star meal here. It was just THAT good. It has all the elements one might want and to be 100% honest, we ate it all and were so damn stuffed but it was hearty and warm and soccer was cold and hard. So I’m not sure we feel badly about eating it all. Monstrous portions (but we halved it and it was still a whole lot). There was a metric shit ton of onion to this one- and topped with green onion at the end. The carrots were lovely but really the star of this show was the rice soaked in all the saucy goodness. The oil and drippings from the chicken with the rice stopped the presses and the show. What a great meal for a chilly Sunday in the Rockies.

For #190 we head to Kiribati for some cuisine and family time.

Trick or Treat Yo Self, 
– L & K

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