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    M3lody
    Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:20 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Asalamalikum Sisters and kul senna wenta tieb. Forgive me if my spelling is incorrect. I am new to the Zaar and came across this thread. I see many wonderful recipes and have added them to my cookbook.

    I am an American Muslim for 2 1/2 years, HamduAllah. My husband is Egyptian and we met here in the US. He does most of the Middle Eastern cooking in the house, but I like to suprise him every now and then.

    Insha Allah you are all observing fast and spending time with the Quran. May Allah reward you.

    Melody
    Cookie16
    Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:27 am
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    Welcome M3Lody. I hope you enjoy the recipes you are finding on Zaar.

    What have you been serving for Iftar (meal to break the fast)?
    chef FIFI
    Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:02 pm
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    Welcome sister.
    Its nice to meet other zaar muslims and be able to share our ramadan experiences with each other.
    chef FIFI
    Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:41 pm
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    This past saturday we had a dinner for the family. About 20 people counting us were at the house. I served:
    Metlubeh(rice and meat dish)
    musakhan( chicken w sumac and onions dish)
    lasagna
    eggrolls
    baba ghanoush
    salad
    yogurt

    Dessert was:
    kanafah(cheese and noodle dessert)
    atayef(stuffed crepe like dessert with syrup)
    chocolate cupcakes
    Almost Apple Pie by Gerry 999
    cookie tray
    mamoul cookies(date cookies)

    Needless to say there was tons of food left.
    Has anyone had any dinner parties during ramadan? What did you serve?

    salad
    muffin207
    Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:38 pm
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    Assalamu Alaykum. I am from South Africa. I am so glad I found this thread. can you believe that we had fifteen days of fast already? I am already excited about Eid.
    Is there normally a thread for Eid as well? Like what do others do and prepare on Eid.

    Our fasting day starts at 4 and ends around 6;15 pm. We also normally have dates water, soup, some savouries like samoosas, pies, pizza and then a meal. After Iftaar our menfolk usually go to the mosque to perform the taraweeh prayers, although there are many woman who goes as well. We do have dinner parties as well as we believe that there is great reward in feeding a fasting person. In Cape Town where i grew up close to Iftaar time the children were sent to the muslim neighbours with plates of goodies to give them to keep up the Ramadhaan spirit.

    I also read that Hajar is ill. I hope Allah grants her Shifa and that he insha-Allah makes things easy for her.

    I Hope the rest of the fast goes well.

    Salaams
    Cookie16
    Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:04 pm
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    How is everyone doing?

    I am so happy today is Friday and I can relax and enjoy preparing the meal and linger after eating for a cup of tea and extra cookies.

    This has been a difficult week for breaking the fast. My husband has worked every evening so it has been just me and the girls cooking, setting the table and cleaning up. I had meetings and there was lots of homework, studying for big 6th grade math test. We are breaking the fast around 6:10 pm so once we finish eating and cleaning up there is little time before bed.

    Today, starts a wonderful weekend because I have just been to the store and the fridge is now stuffed with food hamdulah and I have nothing to do this weekend except cook and be with my family (although I should probably clean the house icon_mad.gif )

    Enjoy the weekend everyone!! icon_biggrin.gif
    lemoncurd
    Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:04 pm
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    Whishing everybody a fruitful and happy Ramadaan at lest whats left off it.
    Ramadaan this year have been very diffrent at our place in many ways one being, Dh has had less lay overs then other Ramadaans but he leaves just before Magreib and returns after sunrise.

    That means i eat suhoor and iftaar all by myslef and the maid is not muslim so no company over there.
    we spent 3 suhoors and 2 fatoors so far hamduillah in all situations.
    The maids been doing the cooking. I break the fast with some dates,zamzam water and arabic coffee. sumboosas are a must every day some days i will have an additional fatiyir o(pies) or mezze dish , then soup , fruit and labaan. After the Taraweeh prayer I would eat a sandwhich or some thing.
    For suhoor I eat a propper meal either kabssa or another rice dish.

    Enjoy the last few days of Ramadaan and make the most off it.

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    grapefruit
    Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:45 pm
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    salaam everyone,
    thanks for telling me about this forum lemoncurd -- sinše i'm a newbie & dont spend so much time online, i don't really navigate the site too much but anyway... so far ramadhan has been fairly typical.
    didn't make as many soups as i would have wanted to since we ate out or were at someones place for iftar almost constantly.
    a typical iftar for us consisted of samosas, pakoras (i posted a recipe), fruit salad and or bean salad .. a light sandwich (or not) around 9 ... and for sahour - something with eggs mostly.
    last night i made lemoncurds bamia for dinner and will be having the leftovers for sahour in a while...

    what does everyone make for Eid?
    chef FIFI
    Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:26 pm
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    Usually I dont make anything for Eid, because we are so busy visiting others, I used to make party bags filled with candy for the children, but not this year....then the 2nd day we start receiving visitors, I usually make some kind of dessert. I serve coffee and tea and dessert. my MIL made maamoul and those are always a favorite on Eid.
    grapefruit
    Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:46 am
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    i love mamouls .. got an easy recipe the other day and then lost it straight after :S
    if i find it again, i will probably make some of those this week because my son loves them.
    what desserts do you make?
    we make a lot of sweet stuff - puddings, vermicilli (a favourite), cakes..
    i will post a few recipes inshaAllah. already submitted one last night but it hasn't been posted yet.
    chef FIFI
    Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:09 pm
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    I usually make my
    Middle Eastern Coconut Cake(Harissah)
    or cupcakes
    muffin207
    Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:10 pm
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    I think I might just try that middle eastern cake want to do something diffrent from what I usually do. I normally do my own baking but my baby is a handful so placed an order for butter fancy biscuits(cookies) for eid. my DH wants a leg of lamb roast with sweet yellow rice for our meal. Ill just make veggies and salad with that we normally have biryani but not this year.
    Rabia
    Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:56 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Asalaamu Alaikum

    I am an American living ing Geargia, USA. I am married to a Pakistani. My Iftars are very different. I was missing Middle Eastern Food so I visited here to see what you guys are doing. Yummmm. I want to come over for Iftar. icon_cry.gif Oh well maybe Iwill try something.

    Salam
    Rabia
    grapefruit
    Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:33 pm
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    rabia - if you want any pakisani recipes at all -- ask away, will be glad to share. am not a premium member so can't mail u directly so will just post them on my page.
    Rabia
    Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:50 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    grapefruit wrote:
    rabia - if you want any pakisani recipes at all -- ask away, will be glad to share. am not a premium member so can't mail u directly so will just post them on my page.


    Salaam
    Are you also married to a Pakistani?

    Rabia
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