Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The other evening I hosted a BBQ over here at the house. The plan was fairly straight forward, have a good old American BBQ. The execution was little more difficult.
First off, they don't really have hot dogs here. We went to two different stores before we found something that was the general shape and mostly made of meat. We were fortunate enough to find some bratwurst like sausages that my cousins in Wisconsin would turn their noses up at... but again it was meat and looked like it could be grilled. Then it was off to find hotdog buns, again that was a challenge as they don't make hot dogs buns here. So we settled for some oval looking rolls.
The "grill" was yet another compromise is that there are no gas grills or Kingsford charcoal here. They did have "real charcoal" which did not produce much heat and needed a whole lot of fanning with some 18th century bellows we found. Thankfully everyone was patient and after an hour or so we were all feed.
The best part was the ice cream afterwards. I am very thankful that they have my favorite food group here in Peru. Not sure I would be able to make it here other wise...