Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Taste of Ethiopia

We had the blessing of joining several families at the Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant on 38th street in Indianapolis last night. This meeting was arranged throught the inethiopia Yahoo! Group. Thanks to those that arranged the meeting and to those that were there. There were about 30 people there, some already have their children, some have a referral and are waiting, some (like us) are somewhere else in the process. It was great to put faces with names and to acutually hear people talking about things that we read about and write about here in cyberspace. It was a great opportunity for us to ask questions and to hear real experiences from other adoptive families. The other great thing about the experience was the food! This was our first time to try Ethiopian food and we all agreed that we really, really like it. I highly recommend this restaurant, the food was excellent, the service was great and the atmosphere was nice. The food is served family style on a large piece of injera, injera is a type of bread that is a cross between sourdough bread and a pancake. The injera is not only the plate, but is also you're utensils. Our youngest really like the idea that you get to use your fingers to eat! Some of the food was really spicy, just like I like it. We had beef, lamb, chicken and cabbage dishes. We met some great people and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our eldest daughter had a great time meeting people and of course made a new friend that was an Ethiopian adoptee that is her age. She is our social ambassador and always makes an extra effort to get to know people and introduce herself. She was also the photographer for our pictures that we posted for the occasion. We will be travelling to Hammond to get our CIS fingerprints done this Friday. We are looking forward to completing another step in the process. God is good...Here are some more pics from Abyssinia Restaurant..

This was the chef for the evening. Compliments to him!

This is a traditional Ethiopian basket that injera is served in.

1 comment:

Miranda said...

Hey guys! Thanks for the prayer while we were in ET!! God was so faithful and we are excited you guys keep trucking on through your process. Can't wait until we can see who God has hand picked for your family. Who knows...maybe we will have a picture for you from the baby house? :o) Blessings and joy as you journey more toward the Lord and your little one.
The Martins