Dinner on Orthodox Easter

For your viewing pleasure, here’s my first video from Ukraine.  You’ll see the many courses we ate tonight at our first Ukrainian feast. I get the sense that there will be many more to follow.

I am, indeed, stuffed. And now, I must sleep, sleep, sleep.

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    • I used iMovie and it comes with some basic music and sound effects. It’s very easy to use. We got back from dinner around 9 pm and I finished making the movie and was in bed by 10 pm.

  1. that’s cool!
    say, have you caught up on your sleep? in other words, are you still tired? i hope not. i watched the video of the food in Ukraine. it was really cool! i didn’t know that
    you should eat until your stuffed! i’m not sure if i can do that!
    those painted eggs looked great! people must have to really make a commitment to making a single egg for them to look so beautiful.
    by the way, when are you going to start on your adventures? are you going to start them now? or later?
    i hope you’ll have a nice day!

  2. Well done! Did you use the bloggie or a different camera? It’s very special to be there for Orthodox Easter–surely the biggest feast day of the year.
    I’m enjoying your post after spending the day partying with two different groups of Greek friends in North Carolina. So much lamb….

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  3. I’ve had my share of Ukrainian food and can safely say…you can keep most of that. 😉 Though the pysanky were lovely and the table setting and manner of eating looked wonderful. I like the idea of family-style eating even in a restaurant. And some of those sauces looked really delicious! 😀

    I found the youtube video I meant to send you weeks ago, about the Mormon Youth cultural celebration in 2010 when the Kyiv Ukraine Temple opened.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WQA2Mc7qqU It shows a lot of youth from Ukraine and the surrounding countries as they put together a show featuring traditional costumes and folk dances. I hope you get a chance to check out the visitor’s center at the Temple, but if you don’t, hopefully you at least get to see the building while you’re in Kiev!

  4. Wow! What a feast! Mark’s family (originally from Lithuania) break eggs like that too. The tradition in Lithuania is that you break both ends until you have one winner per family. Each family would bring their winning egg to church to compete. Excited to see all of your adventures ahead.

  5. Seems like you are having a world full of fun over there. I hope that you trip goes successful throughout the time you are gone.

    -Nate L

    P.S. Give my complements to the people who made the eggs, they look GREAT!

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