As I've mentioned in past blog posts, a group of girlfriends and I have a monthly ethnic dining night, where we usually check out one of Milwaukee's many ethnic restaurants. Sometimes, though, we mix things up and make food at one of our houses. We are also fans of potlucks, so these dinners usually take that form!
This month, we decided to do an African-themed potluck at Leah's house. We started with African Sweet Potato Stew with Red Beans that I made (a Cooking Light recipe).
Then we had Lisa's South African meatloaf (bobotie, I'm pretty sure), which was made with beef and had sort of a custard-like topping to it, made with curry and raisins. I don't know if this was the recipe, but it's pretty close (Lisa didn't use lamb, though). The meatloaf was served with a tomato, cucumber and pineapple salsa and plain yogurt.
Leah made a tasty lentil and vegetable dish that was supposed to be eaten with Ethiopian bread, injera. Unfortunately, the injera didn't turn out so well (it's a very tricky thing to make), so we just had it plain.
For dessert, we went all American--Sun had been wanting to make a caramel-apple cheesecake, and none of us were going to stop her! It was delicious.
We also had a bottle of South African wine I picked up from Outpost. It was from Goats do Roam wine company.
The meal was delicious, and everything came together really well.