Swell Supper: Dishes From Around the World

by Oct 23rd, 2011 // Swell Suppers, Uncategorized

Swell Supper: Dishes From Around the World

My daughter loves the book ‘How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World’. It’s about traveling the world to get all the ingredients needed for the pie – like Italy for semolina wheat, Sri Lanka for cinnamon from the bark of the kurundu tree, and a Jamaican sugar from a sugar plantation. We wanted to make this pie and a couple other recipes from around the world. For this weeks swell supper we are cooking up Tofu Channa Masala(or sub the tofu with chicken), Cucumber Carrot Dill Salad, and of course, Easy Apple Pie for dessert.

Start your cooking travel adventures with the easy apple pie. We have an apple peeler corer which not only reduces the amount of time it takes to prep the apples, but also gets my kids excited to use a fun gadget. When the pie is prepped place it in a preheated oven. Now begin on the Tofu Hanna Masala. I cooked up some diced chicken breasts and used those in place of the tofu. Other than that I followed the recipe.

Once the Masala dish is simmering, move onto the cucumber carrot dill salad. This salad is super easy and fun for kids to prep. Your pie should be done so take that out and serve the rest of your meal while the pie cools enough to eat. Make sure to serve it with some vanilla ice cream! We took some breaks along the way to talk about where in the world Masala dish came from (India) as well as the Persian cucumbers (Iran).  It turned out to be one of best evenings I’ve had cooking with the kids. Now doesn’t that sound swell?

Tofu Channa Masala

One Comment on “Swell Supper: Dishes From Around the World”

  1. 1.) JNE
    October 23rd, 2011

    Love the “around the world” approach – I’m going to look for the book you mentioned for my daughter – I think she’d love it! Channa Masala is one of my favorite Indian dishes (I just go with straight up chick peas when I make it). We do destination theme nights at our house – they’re a big hit – complete with music from the locale when possible… We will “go to” Italy or China or Argentina or Greece or wherever we choose through food and drink (and sometimes a special treat from the international aisle of the supermarket, like sharing a Cadbury flake when we “visit” England). The kids get pretty into it – lots of fun! Can’t wait to find the book!

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