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    Preparing for Ramadan...

    Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:10 am Groupie
    Good Morning, everyone!

    As the month of Ramadan is fast approaching, I am -as usual- a bit desperate! I work fulltime and do not want to spent the whole evening before Iftar (about 7.30 pm here) cooking. Ramadan to me is a quite time, no need for hectic cooking after work!
    So I am planning to prepare some main dishes, stews and entrees. But at the moment I have absolutely no idea! Any tips for dishes that can easily be frozen?? Chicken, ground meat, vegetables?? Only arab dishes please, another challenge for me...

    Any helpful hint is appreciated!!

    Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:47 am Groupie
    Let me think about it and ask a few people. Also, I have a North African Cookbook that I can check. I will get back to you. icon_lol.gif
    Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:02 am Groupie
    Hello, Happy Mom,

    I just have checked your recipes... Looks like our husbands do have quite the same taste icon_biggrin.gif ! Your Dolma recipe is exactly the way I would prepare it. Funny!
    Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:37 am Groupie
    Your husband is from Algeria, correct? Did he grow up in Algiers? If so, what neighborhood? icon_question.gif Did you ever go to Algeria? I have gone twice now. Would love to go again but money is so tight these days.

    I'm glad you are interested in the recipes. I will post some more recipes from the North African Cookbook tonight. My best source for recipes is my sister-in-law. She is in Algiers at the moment but will be back at the end of the month. I will talk to her then. icon_cool.gif
    chef FIFI
    Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:38 pm Groupie
    Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:09 am Groupie
    Good Morning!

    @Happy Mom: Yes, my husband was born and raised in Algiers, have to ask him again which part, I am not good at remebering arab names... We will visit his family at the end of Ramadan, so I have to work AND prepare our holidays, pack our stuff,.... argh! Well, my son will be happy, he will have German Griessbrei, scrambled eggs and french fries in the afternoon everyday icon_wink.gif

    Maybe I will prepare some stews with chicken, like chicken with zucchini and chickpeas, marinated vegetables, olives, salads that will keep some days in the fridge. I am thinking hard at the moment! ( And searching Zaar...printing out recipes!)
    Hajar Elizabeth
    Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:45 pm Groupie

    Last edited by Hajar Elizabeth on Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:33 pm, edited 1 time in total
    chef FIFI
    Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:21 pm Groupie
    Thanks Hajar I know I am looking foward to it icon_exclaim.gif
    Hajar Elizabeth
    Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:27 am Groupie

    Last edited by Hajar Elizabeth on Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:34 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:19 am
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    I just have one word of advice:


    Just get everything started in the morning before you go off to work, and when you break your fast in the evening it's ready for you. So many tagine-style dishes are perfect in the crockpot.
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