Excuse me if I start to doze off. Our interpreters' annual lunch just happened, and I was "required" to taste everything from several dozen countries around the world. So, I am experiencing an early afternoon need for a siesta.
My discovery this year was catchupa, a Cape Verdean dish made by Fernanda (in photo). It has corn, beans, carrots, onions, pork, and other things cooked together for an hour or so. It is one of those comfort foods that makes you remember your childhood, even if you didn't come from Cape Verde! Other items today included a gazillion varieties of rice dishes, types of chicken, polenta, dumplings, ceviche, and, yes, "a few" desserts. All surrounded by good cheer and decorations from around the world.