IAN community dinner, November 14th

Happy Friday everyone!!

We are super excited about our family mixer dinner IAN is hosting on November 14, 2014 at 6pm. We already have several families that have RSVP’d; some with children home, some just starting the process and some recently matched with kids!

This event is a way for IAN staff to build our relationships with families after the adoption process and for Heaven, the new post adoption coordinator, to meet the wonderful families that the IAN Ethiopia program has been blessed with. This is also a great opportunity for our local families to get to know each other!

Activities will include getting to know each other with community seating of dinner, some Ethiopian traditional dances and a coffee ceremony. So, what are you waiting on? We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP to heaven@internationaladoptionnet.org by November 12th. Please include the number attending and the dishes you would like. Portions are pretty substantial, so a couple children can probably share one dish. We suggest you bring cash for the meal and tip so it will be easier to coordinate. Let us know if you have any quesitons at all!

Here is the menu for the evening:


November 14, 2014, 6 pm

Family Mixer

Starter & sides

Timatim Fitfit $5.00 (Recommend for Kids as meal)

Pieces of injera bread mixed with chopped fresh tomato, onion, jalapeño and Ethiopian herbs

Kategna $3.00

Mix of berbere, herbal butter and seasoning spread over freshly With baked injera; served in a bite size

Vegetable/Beef Sambusa $3.00

Vegetarian pastry shell filled with sautéed whole lentils, onions and jalapeño pepper; served with sweet chili and plum sauce


Tibs – Spicy or Alicha (Amharic word for not spicy) $9.95

S – Cubed tender beef/lamb/chicken marinated with our special sauce and fried with onion rosemary, jalapeño pepper and a touch of fresh garlic Lamb stew simmered with onion, garlic, turmeric and herbal butter

A – Beef/lamb/ chicken stew simmered with onion, garlic, turmeric and herbal butter

Kwanta Firfir – Combination of shredded injera with spiced homemade beef jerky

Veggie Combination $9.95

Combination of Mesir Wot, Kik Alicha, Gomen Alicha and Tikil Gomen

Kids Menu

Yebeg Kikil(Not Spicy) $9.95 (Feeds 2 kids)

Pieces of lamb with bones cooked in mild green pepper and turmeric sauce seasoned with onion, garlic, herbs and spices

Kik Alicha (Not spicy) $9.95

(Feeds 2-3 kids)

Split yellow peas simmered until very tender with onions, garlic, turmeric, fresh sliced tomato, onion, green pepper and African Spices

Ethiopian Pasta with veggie/meat sauce (Not Spicy) $8.95/$9.95 (Feeds 2 kids)

መልካም ምግብ!