Monday afternoon Jessica and I took on a project. We decided to try our hand at making homemade Baklava. Cooking? This may sound simple to all of you, and it wasn't really impossible. But it sure does make it interesting when you have to convert the measurements into the metric system, find Phyllo dough, pray you get an oven that cooks evenly, and use somebody else's kitchen! Well, it was a great success! The first few pictures are of the 2 1/2 hours of making the delicious treat. Why Baklava?
Well, a fellow-student, Cameron, is of Arab descent and wanted to make a tasty meal for some of the students. So we all headed over to Mike and Erin's place for dinner and desert. It was a great time of fellowship and a nice break from the typical Costa Rican dishes that I've been eating for 2 months. NOT that I'm complaining, but change can be a good thing sometimes!