Friday, November 27, 2009

Eid!! (vegetarian warning)

First of all, I tried to make this post through google wave but it didn't seem to work out. I added bloggy and tweety!

I should be asleep now since tomorrow is Eid El Adha (my dad is in Hajj- and will be here on TUESDAY! I miss my daddy!) I've "hajjed" three times :) thanks to him. I am thankful for my father, he's paying for my degree as well!

Eid el Adha, if you are not performing/in hajj means:
  • Waking up by 5:30
  • Meeting friends at dawn and heading to the masjid for eid prayers
  • Breakfast with friends.
  • Calling everyone up wishing them a happy eid
  • Lunch with family.
  • Repeat for the next 3 days except for the waking up early and prayer part. (and breakfast- and you can have lunch with anyone really)
Well, Adha literally means sacrifice, so we usually sacrifice a sheep or a calf...keep one third of it and give the rest to as many people as possible- people who cannot afford it. I don't really like mutton but my mum and grandmother make YUMMY fried liver slices. YUMMY, I TELL YOU!

  1. You need sliced liver, salt garlic (crushed/ground) black pepper, cumin, vinegar and flour.
  2. Mix salt, pepper cumin and 5 tablespoons of vinegar  (you can add ground green peppers as well!)
  3. Marinade the liver "fillets" in that for up to 2 hours
  4. Coat with flour
  5. Fry!
You want to see our Mr. Stinky? We met him today for the first and the last time, and I don't think I'll be able to eat his liver...even though the flash on my camera made him seem mean.

PS Happy belated Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate(d)
PPS I didn't mean to offend any vegans/vegetarians.


Anonymous said...

Eid Mubarak! Enjoy the feasting!

S.Elisabeth said...

=(( poor sheep but i'm sensitive like that ha
happy eid! I don't celebrate it, but it sounds fun!!

Anna said...

enjoy the time with your loved ones! : )

Intuition. said...

kol sanna we enty tayeeba ya saraa =D

7ebek xx

Chivalrous Clan said...

Eid Mubarak Sara. :)
i have a bunch of friends who have taken off from work. i wud be dining with them in the evening.. enjoy :)

va said...

Eid Mubarak ! Hope you have a wonderful Eid and thanks for this post :)

Betty said...

Eid Mubarak Sara :)

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Eid Mubarak!

I'm coming back to Cairo today, so excited that I'll be there for Eid!

Anonymous said...

:) :)

Eid Mubarak Sweet Sara :) :)

Anonymous said...

oh thankyou ever, ever so much for your truly wonderful comment dear sara ♥

missy. said...

see i'm not so much into liver.. but that is fabulous you love it!

i hope you have a wonderful eid mubarak! love you sara!

clairedulalune said...

We celebrated Eid in work today! It was a lovely celebration! HAPPY EID SARA!!

Emily Anne said...

Cute blog! :)

Shaista said...

Eid Mubarak Sara!
That picture of the sheep is really startling - because there is definitely a look of anxiety there :)
Hope you ate well, and prayed well, and are enjoying the return of your father from Hajj..

Jess said...

Happy Eid hun :)
listen, I tagged you to be awarded the Awesome Blog award! check my blog for information.
have a great week xx

beautifulnemo said...

oh dear happy Eid!
You always make me smile too! Love you <3
Hope everything's ok

Athena. said...

Happy Eid :)
I don't think we really celebrate thanksgiving over here in Australia..
I hope you had a lovely celebration, though!

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What's the proper way to greet you? Happy Eid?

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Amanda Mae said...

I just celebrated Eid for the first time in Bangladesh! (Just returned to the states yesterday) It was great! There were animals being sacrificed outside every house... I posted some photos on facebook but warned my vegetarian friends to close their eyes.

We were invited to a friend's house to join them for an Eid dinner, it was so great!