Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rice and Stew Very Plenty

Today we are gonna enjoy a nice dinner. Something like waakye. The way you can make it in Norway, in Levanger, at least. Hubby is preparing a nice stew, with boiled eggs, and totally free of wele.
Waakye is rice and red beans cooked together. Hubby tells me that waakye is a word in Hausa, meaning beans. But it has become the name for the mix of rice and beans, served with stew, shito, meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, gari. Back in Community 2, where we lived when I stayed in Ghana, waakye was Sunday food.
We woke up at 6 to go to the 6.30am Mass. At 8.30 we closed, and Hubby often went out to buy waakye, FULL of pepper usually, and the good times - fried COW meat. Mmmmm. We put all the food in a bowl, and ate it together with Ghanaian gospel booming in the background, and our neighbors making noise as usual. Yum.

Of course, considering the contents, it's a heavy meal. Like most Ghanaian meals. And, as tradition, every Sunday, a few hours later, fufu waited in my in-law's house. Sunday in Community 2 is eating day.

 <-- Waakye, Norway style

 Today we enjoyed our waakye, celebrating that Hubby has survived a whole year in this country so different from his homeland. Tomorrow it will be exactly a year since I drove the looong way to the airport, shaking, so nervous to go pick him up at the airport, in NORWAY. It was unreal. Now having him here seems like the most natural thing in the world. We should have celebrated tomorrow, but I am (hopefully) travelling to Norway's smallest city, with 2 good friends, to visit good friend number 3 from African Studies. Will be FUN!

Have a smashing May 1st weekend!

4 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Good description of the food. Just something little...cow meat is called beef! Lol! There's very little beans in your picture, or is it me?

Maya Mame said...

Aha, Nana Yaw you pointed it out, I was wondering why 'cow meat' sounded so...unappetising, I'm used to hearing beef!

Yngvild, wakye Norwegian stylee looks yummy! Loving the food posts.

Laura said...

Wow, has it been a year already? Where did the time go? That means, soon you will be out of the newlyweds category..
Anyway, happy celebrating to both of you and enjoy your trip. I am actually going on a little road trip myself tomorrow. Across the country with my three favourites boys at the moment :) Should be fun.

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