Sunday, August 18, 2013

Celebrating 6 Months at The Queen of Sheba


Our dossier (giant packet full of our background/financial/personal/adoption info) arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Valentine's Day, which means that, as of last Wednesday, we have been on the waiting list for 6 months.  To celebrate being that much closer to bringing our babies home, we had dinner at The Queen of Sheba, one of Dallas' Ethiopian restaurants.  (I'm learning how to use my DSLR camera, so the pictures aren't the best. Don't hate.)

queen of sheba sign

This is tej--Ethiopian honey wine. Basically the best drink ever.

Sambusa, a crispy pastry filled with meat

queen of sheba painting

straw table

Instead of using utensils, Ethiopians tear off pieces of injera and use it to pick up their food.
injera basket


The food is usually served family style, on a large piece of injera.  We had lamb, chicken, lentils prepared different ways, and veggies.
ethiopian meal

spicy and delicious!!

tej and injera

queen of sheba and solomon

A copy of a famous painting depicting Ethiopia's Queen of Sheba visiting King Solomon in Israel.  There are several thousand Jewish Ethiopians who trace their heritage to a son Sheba and Solomon had together.

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