Getting ready for the Olympics
Tradition in our house is to have an Opening Ceremony party for the Olympics. We serve food from the hosting country. Even though I spent a little bit of time in Russia, the only food I remember was mashed potatoes and peas for breakfast and the meal I had at the Moscow Pizza Hut. Does anyone have any good suggestions for yummy Russian food?
Borscht is a must
I have really liked this beet salad- but i use frozen peas:
Kasha varnishkes would be easy, i love to add sauteed mushrooms as well, this is a basic recipe:
Brasied cabbage with apples and onions would be another veg idea.
And of course, vodka.
We have a tradition of Viewing Parties for the Opening Ceremonies. Here is what I have planned this time around:
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Pierogi or Pelmeni
I haven't worked out dessert yet. There's not a large Russian community where I live but I am hoping ot get to a Russian market that's about 30 miles from me sometime soon for some ideas on cocktail snacks and some sweets to put out.
For cocktails we are serving Moscow Mules...which while originally an American drink still seems to fit and will be fun to serve.