TWO IFTARS & TWO BIRTHDAYS
So last week was a pretty busy week for us, which is all good when you are fasting, the day goes by much faster and easier when the schedule is full. We started off the week by going to an If-tar dinner at my cousins house and we had a great time.
On Saturday, we had If-tar at my aunt Meleks house, as always her dishes are beyond delicious and leaves you wanting more.
A side from the dinners, we celebrated the birthdays of my brother and cousin which fell on Ramadan. They are both August babies of the same year only a week apart.
Duriye’s menu as follows:
Tomatoe & Vermicelli Soup
Mozzarella cheese & parmesan stuffted – oven baked – red plum tomatoes
Baby portobello mushrooms sauteed with sun-dried tomatoes
Mixed vegetables served with bulgur pilaf
Mixed green salad – with arugula & avocado
Dessert – Thick vanilla pudding poured over toast that was soaked in simple syrup.
My Aunt Melek’s Menu
Roasted green & red Holland peppers
Served with light olive oil & lemon dressing with walnuts and fresh mint
Tarhana soup with pastirma
Green salad w/ tomatoes, peppers & cilantro
Adana kofte with peas and potatoes served with white pilaf
Dessert – Caramel Birthday Cake & Vanilla pudding served with cooked green apples