Thursday, 6 February 2014

Pre-Olympic Russian Feast

Olympic Fever, have you caught it?

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.