Around the World Potluck: Jamaica

Time for a little island vacation – we’re headed to Jamaica for dinner!

Lisa brought an amazing shrimp appetizer (Recipe HERE)

Then it was time to sit down to a magnificent dinner!

Rice and Peas (that’s the title of the yummy dish the other Lisa brought – but it’s really rice and beans-apparently they have a good sense of humor when it comes to food…..)

Then it was Wendy’s Jamaican Potato Salad (with regular potatoes AND sweet potatoes, along with cilantro, peanuts, corn, etc – super delish!)

Robin prepared an amazing Grilled Sweet Potato, banana and coconut side dish – so good!  HERE

I made Jamaican Coco Bread – and again a tricky title, no coco or coconut here!  (Details tomorrow)

And for our main dish, Betsy served jerk chicken with a fresh mango salsa…so perfect I’ll definitely be making that again.

For dessert (yes, we all had just a little more room for dessert!)

Jamaican Banana Bread and coconut macadamia ice cream.  Bread Recipe HERE
WOW!

Jamaican Proverbs:

Han’ go, paki come.
meaning: 

When you reach out a hand good things come back to you




Haad iyaz pick’ni bu’n a sun hot.
meaning: 

Children (or anyone) who don’t hear, (don’t take good advice)(hard ears) will encounter great hardship in life.


Chicken deh merry, Hawk deh near.
meaning: 

Where there is too much merriment and excitement, danger lurks near.

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