Friday, April 25, 2014

Moroccan Dinner

NKA Board Secretary contributed this report of the International Cuisine group's latest efforts: At our recent Moroccan dinner on April 24, the colors and smells were so energizing!  Culinary offerings included lamb, chicken, and beef dishes. There were almost too many dishes to name, but included were kabobs, fresh fruit, stuffed dates, meatballs, dips, flat breads, soups, stews, vegetables, couscous, orange cake, and macaroons. 
Pauline Havens and Helen Beitia in traditional costume
JoAn Dilweg educated attendees with a report on Morocco. A display table held several colorful items from that country.
Ruth Dyer and Marilyn Edwards
The International Cuisine class dates back to the beginnings of NKA. Marilyn Edwards, one of our founders, began these dinners in her home. Today, she still heads up the committee which plans and hosts two dinners per semester. The dinners are held at the Senior Citizens’ Center, and each dinner focuses on a particular country or theme. Those members attending are assigned to bring a particular dish or pay a fee at the door. Spouses/partners are welcome. Along with a huge array of fabulously interesting food, a speaker or entertainment is usually provided. It's a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.