It took so long to bake it, and I'll never have that recipe again*
Tomorrow afternoon two 16-year-old Japanese high school girls will be arriving at our home. They will be staying with us for 3 weeks, as part of a "sister cities" exchange program.
This will be the fourth summer we have participated in the program, but I haven't really been myself and have done less planning for their arrival.
I'm tapped out of recipe ideas and so I ask you, oh wise Internets - what should I feed my exchange students?
I want recipes that aren't too hard and are "typical North American dinners".
So far on my list I have:
1. Spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread
2. Hot dog and hamburgers on the grill with cole slaw
3. Carnitas (recipe courtesy of E. at Ordinary Time)
Hit me with idea, please?
*Donna Summer, Macarthur Park - a song I cannot hear without thinking of a night in Osaka in September of 1996, when my boss, a woman named Alison who I think was a native of Chicago, took all of us ESL teachers out for a night of karoke singing. As I recall, I struggled through an embarrassing rendition of Copa Cabana with three other teachers. Then Alison stood up to sing and knocked us all over with an incredible singing voice as she burst into a trio of Donna Summer hits...good times, good times.