This was one of our last great meals together. I have a friend, a pure foodie. She had wanted to make a special dish called Manti. It's basically little dough pockets of spiced meat served with a yogurt garlic sauce. It's pretty darn amazing. It is comfort food at it's finest.
So, she and her family trotted over for a huge cooking festival where we made the Manti with good company, much laughter and good friends.
It's a fantastic time to get together with special people and to create a meal to enjoy all together.
Then for some Dolmas, which are stuffed grape leaves, with meat and rice.
So much fun to roll.
The guys cooked meat over an open fire.
It was full on Turkish dining,
and it was amazing!