FAMILY GET TOGETHER

cig kofte table FAMILY GET TOGETHER

In the last month or so, my cooking has been very minimal to the bare core, making only simple dishes, so that I don’t starve my dear husband.  I had lost my ohh or uhhh I can blog about this feeling, I don’t know why, I just did not have the enthusiasm as I always do.  I guess it pretty normal right?  What I did remember to do was at family get together, I made sure I had the camera with me to take snap away at some pictures.

cig kofte FAMILY GET TOGETHER

The dinner table setting above was taken at my aunts house, about a month or so ago.  We had a special family night gathering centered around the main dish called “CIG KOFTE” also as “RAW KIBBE” made from RAW CHOPPED MEAT with a mixture of spices, vegetables and bulgur (cracked wheat).  I would not know how to write or explain the making process off this delicious delicacy, the process is long and gruelling and my uncle makes it the BEST!  No one can top his recipe, he knows how to incorporate the right amount meat and all the other key ingredients.

If you have ever tried Cig Kofte, please share your stories. The cig kofte is a meal of its own, but my aunt went all out and cooked a large variety of delicious Turkish food.

yogurt red cabbage salad FAMILY GET TOGETHER

Grated red cabbage & yogurt & garlic salad. 

potatoe salad FAMILY GET TOGETHER

Broiled potatoes & green olive salad w?
light olive oil & lemon dressing with fresh dill & parsley. 

pasta FAMILY GET TOGETHER

Ziti style pasta with simple tomato sauce.

mix veg saute FAMILY GET TOGETHER

Sauteed vegetables (mushrooms, Italian frying peppers)
topped with freshly made tomato sauce & some fresh parsley.

meat pie FAMILY GET TOGETHER

Home made meat pie

I never wanted this night to end most of all I did not want our conversation to be over.  We laughed and cried, either way we had tears streaming down our eyes. Enjoy being with your loved ones, each moment is truelly precious.

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7 Responses to “FAMILY GET TOGETHER”

  1. FAMILY GET TOGETHER on 20 Apr 2009 at 10:43 PM #

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  2. Lubna Karim on 21 Apr 2009 at 1:12 AM #

    Wow simply finger licking food……Awesome…Family time is always happy time…

  3. Sapuche on 21 Apr 2009 at 3:38 AM #

    Your photos from this feast are amazing. The only dish that looked familiar to me was the ziti with tomato sauce, but I really wish I were familiar with all these dishes, especially the cig kofte! And I appreciate the last line in your post: it’s absolutely true. Thanks for sharing this.

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  5. farida on 29 Apr 2009 at 3:12 PM #

    Aysegul, everything on the table makes me hungry. Turkish table is always so beautifully presented. Lovely!

  6. http://mrsergulcooksmrsergulbakes.blogspot.com/ on 06 May 2009 at 11:52 PM #

    Aysegul, I know what you mean by not wanting the night to end…

    On a lighter note, the food looks great! I love how everything is made and presented! And look at all those pretty plates!

  7. Aree on 14 May 2009 at 4:13 AM #

    Great photo, I used your Cig Kofte picture for my food blog http://www.witoelar.com/aree/food/2009/05/in-search-of-kitfo-and-everything-raw.html . Thanks

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