Tuesday 22 September 2009

Eid ul-Fitr 2009 Day 2

After relaxing on the first day of Eid, we decided that the next day we would invite guests to ours. With this in mind, the cooking began nice and early with the two of us (I and hubby) going as quick as we could.

There was rice with peas, chicken curry, haleem and kheer (rice pudding) on top of the hob, kebabs on the grill and roast chicken in the oven. In the end, we had to dig out the biggest pot in the house and decant the rice into that to give it enough room to cook and fluff up.

We had my mum and sisters around for lunch and uncle's family around for dinner. Hubby invited a freinds family to join us for dinner too and I had to make a second pot of kheer in the afternoon (which took about 3 hours as you have to cook it till it's almost solid - I cheated by adding condensed milk).

I decided to make fairy cakes in the afternoon after all which were all eaten up after dinner.

At some point in between all the cooking I managed to get dressed in the lovely outfit Kooky Little Sister bought for me.

Today is my last day off before I go back to work, so I intend to spend the day doing....nothing!


  1. Mashaallah looks like a royal feast! I am absolutely amazed by how much youve accomplished dirung the last days of ramadan and eid. Do you do as much prep for Eid Kabir?

    Pics coming soon, my PC that I used to upload my pics and convert them from RAW to JPEG is down. Im not able to put them on my lap top yet.

  2. Oiiii-errrrr, we never got no cupcakes! bloooomin'....! they looked nice.

  3. Looks yummy! And as I'm looking at your stove...do you have a double oven? Jealous!

  4. Hey I'm inviting myself around next year insha'Allah...and of course, you will have to henna my hands for me as well :-D

  5. Did umention in a previous post that the kheer has pistachios and almonds in it? Care to share the recipe? It sounds just lovely, and a defo crowd pleaser. Mmm.