History: From 1278 to 1993 Andorra was co-ruled by leaders from Spain and France. In 1993 it switched to parliamentary rule but retains the Spanish and French rulers.
Economy: 80% tourism
Size: 468 sq miles, 2.5 times the size of DC
Literacy rate: 100%
They do not have a military, and defense is the responsibility of France and Spain.
Andorra was...difficult. They are so small that their recipes don't proliferate very much. I looked for quite a while. In fact, in my looking, I found other people complaining about the same thing. Apparently this is not untreaded territory. I was a little sad not to be unique. But oh well. This is about experiencing it, right?
Eventually, I found my way to the Andorran website. The one ran by at least 1/84,500th of their population. And there were recipes. Perfect, right?
Not really. A lot of them were veal. We recently did that, and I would like to avoid it whenever possible. Also, the directions were...vague. Most of them didn't have amounts. But that wasn't going to stop me, right?
I picked this recipe. Oh, ye of little knowledge. I did not know that morels were so expensive. Or that that sausage would be impossible to find. But I looked. And looked and looked. Just when I was ready to give up...
Onto a new recipe, I guess! This time I went with something simpler. A side, even. It had measurements too! I cut the recipe to 1/3 because...wow.
It doesn't sound very adventerous, and it really isn't. But it is Andorran. But there was something else that caught my eye, something to make it more complex. That's right...3 liters of mulled wine! And we get to set it on fire! Let's get started, shall we?
First, we also wanted to make some chicken so that there was also a main course. I wanted something that could at least be from that region. Out of our 5 marinade choices, here were three of them:
This week Kevin helped the whole time. There was wine and fire, what did you expect? Also, all three of us (with the cat) had been sick that week, so help was good.
Usually, when I cut mushrooms, I use an egg slicer.
|Everything put together.|
|Serving mulled wine is difficult.|
Dan - Funny you should mention recipe plagairism. More on that next time.
Nick - I'm glad I motivate people to log on!
Sylvie - I put kitchen scale on my Christmas list. And I'm thinking of your friend with the plagairism thing. How do you know her?
Laura - Come visit me!
Things will be getting busier soon, but I will hopefully try to keep up this pace...
|Cat says yes.|