In preparation for the Games tonight and the Opening Ceremony tomorrow in Sochi, we invited the neighbors over for a Russian Feast last night.
Referred to as Babushka Wednesday, we wrapped our heads in scarves and started our evening with a shot of vodka.
Then we dove into Тефтели “Ёжики” and Cabbage/Cucumber Salad and Киевский Торт.
|Porcupine Meatballs in an amazing sauce !|
|Crisp, light salad.|
We topped the cake with 5 candles (our nod to the 5 Olympic Rings).
|Multi-layered cake with a crunchy meringue center and apricot filling.|
Spasibo (thank you) Olga and Natasha for posting Russian recipes in English --- everything was delicious and it was so much fun to make.
Now..... Пусть начнутся игры(Let the Games Begin!)
Note: The frosting for this cake contains every decadent ingredient imaginable so we will need to do Olympic-size workouts in an effort to overcome the calories we consumed. But, it was worth every bite.