Saturday, January 25, 2014
Disney Movie Night: Emperor's New Groove
Can you believe I've never seen Emperor's New Groove? Or, I hadn't. Until tonight. In a search for movies we haven't seen yet, I decided we needed to give this one a try. For our dining pleasure this evening, I decided to try my hand at Peruvian cuisine. I've never eaten Peruvian food, let alone cooked it, so I had to do some research.
For dinner, we had Sweet & Spicy Beef Empanadas, Arroz Chauffa (rice with salami and pineapple), and Roasted Root Vegetables (beets, carrots, and turnips). They were pretty good. I was concerned about the rice. I mean, salami and pineapple? But it was yummy! The empanadas were pretty spicy, so the kids didn't really like them, and I've never been a big fan of beef and cinnamon. But they were OK. The vegetables were good.
For dessert, I made Picarones. These are sweet potato and pumpkin donuts. Again, I was skeptical. But they were actually good! The donuts weren't overly sweet, but the powdered sugar on top was a nice complement.