Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Today I Celebrated Ethiopian Christmas.

My parents and siblings have a tradition of going to an Ethiopian restaurant on the 6th of every January.  Ethiopia celebrates Christmas on the 7th so my family celebrates on (or round) that day too.  We went a couple days early this year because my brother and his family are in town right now.  It was fun, the food was good, and they had catchy Ethiopian music playing (made me wanna get up and dance, so I settled for dancing in my seat).  The following are just a few of the many pictures that were taken.  :)

Haha!  I just had to include the first two pics I took.  It was like both of my kids were saying, "Where are we and why have you brought me to this loud, weird place?

Don't worry, the girls loosened up and started bobbing to the music.  I tried to get  a video of it, but when I aimed the camera at them they stopped.  Of course they started right up again as soon as I gave up on catching their dancing on film. 

Group shot. 

Ash reading the menu.  Kept her entertained for about two seconds.  Haha!

Here's the food!

And more (that's an egg in the middle)!  So, we picked up pieces of injera bread and grabbed whatever looked good on the community plate.

Ash only ate two bites and then refused to eat any more of the strange food.  She finished off the cereal puffs after that.  :)

Britt, on the other hand, couldn't get enough of the injera and the yummy green lentils.

Despite not liking the Ethiopian food, Ash had a great night.  We all did.  Another successful Ethiopian Christmas (of sorts)! 


Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Oh, the food looks AMAZING. What a great tradition!

Myrnie said...

Looks so good!

Elizabeth said...

That's awesome. I didn't know that their Christmas is on Jan 7th. My family celebrates "Old Christmas" on January 6th. That's along with regular Christmas. The food looks interesting. Is it prettyntasty?

Lori said...

I love Ethiopian food. How cute the baby went to town on the lentils and injera. Very sweet. I use to love when my kids were real little like that. They would eat something oh so good for them and my heart would sing. Now the one has become much more picky. She probably wouldnt eat any of it either.