That did not put a damper on our day though! The menu was vast and ever so tasty! Although most of us cooked chicken (a favourite in Africa) - the tastes were varied and very different! How's this for a feast?
Tanzanian Mushroom Appetizers
Sour bread with olive oil, dakuh and lentils to dip
Moroccan Orange Salad
Zimbabwe Watercress and Rocket Salad
Mielie Pap / Sadsa (Stiff porridge made with corn)
Moroccan Chicken stuffed with Couscous
South African Beef Potjie
Tanzanian Chicken and Banana Stew
Zimbabwean Chicken with Peanut Butter
Malva Pudding with Ice-cream
An African Function wouldn't be complete without animals, and we had a few of those visiting too! Even P's Blesbok (below) kept a careful eye on all proceedings!
The rain fell, the wine flowed, the food was eaten and we all had a good time! Cook-out wouldn't be the same without the competition part and it was unanimously decided that Colette and Sean's Tanzanian Chicken with Banana was the worthy winner. They went home with a beautiful African mask to hang on their wall! Well done guys!
The children had a whole lot of fun and were thrilled when P "dressed" them up in his "funny" hats!
The rains certainly fell in Africa on Saturday - and we got the best of both! Time spent with wonderful friends AND the ground soaked up the much needed moisture! Our next Cook-out will be the Christmas one - where has time gone?