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Found a great Ethiopian restaurant

June 4th, 2014 at 05:38 am

DD, my friend/ex-boyfriend and I tried a new to us Ethiopian restaurant that is close by for lunch today. The food was very very good, and a lot less expensive than the Ethiopian place we went to previously. The veggie combo platter had more than enough food for three people, for $20. I ordered an extra side of yellow split peas for $5, thinking that we'd need more, but the combo platter on it's own had so much food. We wound up taking home almost three pounds of leftovers, which DD and I are looking forward to having for lunch tomorrow. My friend pitched in $10, so after tax and tip I spent $22.50 there. I also took DD for frozen yogurt later this afternoon. I had a 3 oz free coupon, so it was around $3.50 for both of us.

I picked up mustard, dill relish and a loaf of bread for DH, which was just under $5 total. They were all on sale. Since he bought 20 cans of tuna he's been making lots of sandwiches.

We had a fairly light dinner of homemade chicken nuggets and beets my mom canned last fall.

Tomorrow it's back to work. I am working a later shift so I'll have breakfast and lunch at home. Left over Ethiopian for lunch, for sure. And maybe pancakes for breakfast. For dinner I am making Moroccan chicken stew in the crock pot and will have some when I get home from work.

We have so much food in the house now, so we won't be going out or buying much at the grocery store for a while. Thursday we'll have leftover stew. I think Friday I will make chicken sausage with baked beans and salad. Saturday, maybe shell pasta, cheese sauce and tuna and a salad. One thing we are starting to get low on is meat, so I'll need to keep my eye out for sales. There aren't many kinds we will all eat.

5 Responses to “Found a great Ethiopian restaurant”

  1. snafu Says:

    What fun to go to an Ethiopian restaurant and return home with 3 lbs of leftovers. I've never bought 20 cans of tuna at a time but it's one of the most versatile items in our pantry. There are at least a dozen different casseroles depending on what kind of pasta, soup and spice you mix together. There are a similar number of casseroles that use a rice base and several with potatoes like Caribbean Sweet Potato casserole, yum.. Tuna makes wonderful chowder and every country has some version of tuna. Salad Nicosia, curried tuna, Ceviche, Florentine, Quiche, Hong Kong, , stuffed tomatoes or sweet red peppers. One family favourite has a crust of those small fish crackers. crushed. Maryland style tuna is just a meatloaf type mixture baked in a muffin tin as individual patties.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    There's an Ethiopian restaurant in my town I've thought about trying. But there are no chairs! I don't know if I could get up very easily once I sat down!

  3. hamchan Says:

    The neighborhood we moved to is just a few blocks from a neighborhood with a huge Ethiopian population. There are probably at least a dozen Ethiopian restaurants nearby. I've found that ethnic food is often much cheaper if you go to the area where many of the people of that ethnicity live. We also have Chinatown/Japantown about a 15 minute walk from here, which is pretty cool.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Can you post your recipe for Moroccan Chicken Stew? I am always interested in things like this that can be made in the crockpot.

  5. hamchan Says:

    Yes, I will make a new blog post with the recipe!

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