Ramadan

Eid Lunch

 

 

 

 

Eid Mubarak everyone I hope you’re having a lovely day. My schedule is so messed up from Ramadan and I have no idea how I am going to fix it. Everyone stays up all night in Saudi throughout the month and now here in a few weeks my son starts school for the first time and they have to be there by 7:30am I am cringing of the thought lol. When I finally fell asleep last night (this morning) some kids started shooting fireworks right at my window and it was so loud it scared me and of course that lasted for what seemed like forever. Fireworks are really popular here during Eid with the kids.

My family and I got up and got dressed and had a nice Eid lunch and then spoke with all of our family on the phone that are out of Riyadh. It was nice catching up with our loved ones. Now we’re all just resting and about to head out for the evening for dinner and taking our son to play. I hope your day is going well whatever you may be doing.

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak everyone inshAllah you all had a successful month. I am pretty proud that I was able to reach my goal of posting almost every single day of the Holy Month. I missed a few of the last days due to just wanting to spend some time with my family and getting stuff taken care of. You all may not know it but being a food blogger is a huge amount of work and if you like any food blog you should always let them know you appreciate it. Being a foodie is not just about the food anymore on top of trying to make the perfect recipes you have to try to get a nice picture, then edit your pictures, make a nice story to go along with it, make sure you write everything out correctly and then post it.

It takes so long to just get one post done but like I said I am proud that I was able to provide everyone with a bit of insight about how Ramadan is in Saudi but now I need a week or so off to refresh my brain. It’s hard to believe Ramadan has gone and come and it’s just the beginning of August, kind of surreal right? I do not have much of an appetite when it’s hot to begin with and then adding fasting on top of the heat really was not making me hungry. Drinking is always the worse for me anyway. Tomorrow morning Muslims all over the world will wake up early and partake in the Eid prayer. All of the stores are closed on the first day of Eid here in Riyadh so we will probably just go out to eat somewhere and then enjoy the next two days of Eid shopping and so on. What are your Eid plans?

Date Selections

This evening we had finger foods for iftar and I also placed a plate of various dates on the table, about 4 of each. It’s nice trying the flavors of different dates. It’s funny to think that the main part of my life I had never even heard of dates little on tried them. There were so many things that I had never saw or tried coming from a small town the stores just carry what they people buy which means not a lot of change. As soon as I took my first bite of a date I desired more and now it has become one of my favorite fruits to have plain or mixed into other recipes.

Here is a list of the date’s pictures above.
1. SukaryAhmar
2. Nabtat Ali
3. Sheeshi
4. Wannana
They are all wonderful in their own right but the wannana is one of the best dates you will ever try. It’s black, soft as butter and so light and sweet. Sheeshi is the dates ate by diabetics and people that cannot have nor want a lot of sugar. You all know I love all the sukary dates and the nabtat ali are sweet and harder they remind me a lot of ajwa dates yet nowhere near as sweet.
What dates have you tried and which ones are your favorites?

Ramadan Decorations

 

 

Every year I vow to take pictures of all the Ramadan decorations all over Riyadh to share with you all but for some reason or another I never seem to get any images. A week or so ago I snapped a few while we were out but I never shared them since it was a few messily images in hopes to get more. But guess what I still do not have anymore and I doubt I will so I thought I would go ahead and share the few I do have. The streets of Riyadh are lit up with decorations and every single shop window is decorated and wishing everything Ramadan Kareem. Ramadan is nice in Saudi (like Christmas in the West) and I wish I could show you all how nice for those of you who live outside of a Muslim country.