(In case you’re wondering why I’ve posted a Sunday post on a Monday, it’s because our darling internet provider saw fit to leave us with access for the past 24 hours or so).
Today, Mr Moi and I ‘entertained’. Which is an achievement in itself, as it’s not exactly easy to fit more than him and me inside out 50 square metres. Or, be organised enough to entertain.
Nevertheless, we did. But before we could ‘entertain’, we had to go shopping. And in typical Moi fashion, we only felt the pressure to prepare at 11:30am, which is exactly 1.5 hours before our guests were due to arrive.
“Oh shiza, we’d better go to MegaMarket and purchase some actual food, otherwise our guests will eat gruel,” said I to Mr Moi.
So off we popped to MegaMarket to save our guests from the hell that is gruel (or Ukrainian takeout. Same difference, really).
And, as Murphy himself dictated it would be, when you’re in a bloody hurry for the first time ever in the history of your living in this town and entertaining – you run into someone you know. And not just one person, but three.
Yes, that’s right. I’ve been in this town for going on five months, and I’ve never run into anyone I know at MegaMarket, but today I run into three people. Being the nice gal I am, I have to stop and share my life story with all.
I never shop on Sundays, and if I did, it wouldn’t be before midday, by choice. Obviously, english speaking women do.
The good news is the guests were about an hour late, which gave me enough time to clean the kitchen before they came, and I felt like a good wife.
Und, vot vas on ze menu?
Fresh tomato in garlic, onion, olive oil and parsley, served on grilled bread rubbed with garlic
Home made hommous
Ukrainian sushi (flatbread spread with cream cheese, pickles and dill, layered with smoked salmon, rolled up and cut into sushis and topped with caviar mmMMmmMMmMm)
Mediterranean chicken (chicken breasts cooked in dried fruits, olives, capers, wine and red wine vinegar) on a bed of cous cous
Rucola salad with stuffed olives and coriander in a garlic, sumac and red wine vinegar dressing
Strawberries mascerated in sugar and balsamic vinegar, with ice cream.
Do you you wish you’d been invited?