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Anyone making fastnachts? I'm feeling so sorry for myself I can't do it anymore.

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Pictures appreciated. Make me drool. Please.

Share what you're planning for the holiday too!

I'll probably have canned tuna -- poor me. 😜🤣

My memories of the whole family gathering at grandma's when I was a child are much nicer:

A huge bowl of kibbi -- my cousins and I devoured it before the adults got any. With labne on top.

Hard-boiled eggs and beans.

Halvah. Always chocolate marble.

I gotta stop before I start crying. 🤣

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Hb2003

1. I had egg rolls with chicken

2. Had shurba which is a soup

3.had tuna salad

4 . Halvah too i am addicted lol

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Hb2003

Yum! I call it "shorba" and I make it with burghul. My favorite soup.

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Hb2003 in reply to Nothing_but_books

its so good with ras al hanut all spice

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Hb2003

You're a lucky girl, eating like a queen. I'm jealous.

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Hb2003

i think shes fasting ramadan like me 😄

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Hb2003

Hi Hiba! It's Lent for me. I'm fantasizing about Easter. I don't know much about your tradition. Is there a big food celebration at the end of fasting for you too?

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Hb2003 in reply to Nothing_but_books

Hi i apologize for that 🥹 . yep its called Eid ☺️

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Hb2003

No apology needed! 🙏

Are you looking forward to special foods?

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Hb2003 in reply to Nothing_but_books

yes i am looking forward to special foods 😄 . my mom makes some good fulfilling foods after ramadan ends 😊 . I think jwaz and dolma 😋

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Hb2003

In grape leaves? I miss that. 😊 😋

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Nothing_but_books

Always did. Well, since I've been disabled.

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Hb2003

Heres something yummy

Maqluba ☺️😋
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Nothing_but_books in reply to Hb2003

It looks incredible. I think I grew up with many of the same foods as you. I'm Lebanese.

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Hb2003 in reply to Nothing_but_books

thats nice ☺️ i like Lebanese culture

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Hb2003 in reply to Nothing_but_books

what is your favorite Lebanese dessert ?

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Hb2003

Rice pudding with rosewater for everyday. Baklava for holidays.

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Hb2003 in reply to Nothing_but_books

sounds delicious☺️

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Mrspjsmom

Nothing special going on here. On Easter I used to make scalloped potatoes, a ham, asparagus and another vegetable. Dessert was a lemon meringue pie and whatever someone else brought. But as the years have gone by less and less people around. Don't even remember if I had a holiday dinner the last few years. Same for Christmas. Grown kids, conflicting work schedules, just don't bother. But if we can manage it I still color eggs with my son. Sometimes I go to his house. We have so much fun. Don't make any of the things you mentioned but they sound wonderful.

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Mrspjsmom

Your scalloped potatoes sound wonderful. Do you miss them? Maybe you can drop hints before visiting your son?

Lemon meringue pie! It doesn't get better than that. 🥧😋

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Nothing_but_books

I still try to do a small batch. My husband helps me. I think what I miss is not having everyone around. My mother in law used to always make the pie until one year right after we go married. I made it for the first time and my husband liked it better than hers 🤣 I've made it ever since. I'm sure my son and daughter in law will be happy to have me over for egg coloring.

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Mrspjsmom

"My husband liked it better than hers." Oops. How'd that fly? 🤣

I meant drop hints to your daughter-in-law how much you miss those scalloped potatoes. 🤷‍♀️

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Nothing_but_books

My son and daughter know how to make them. We make them the way my Mom did. Layer thinly sliced potatoes, onions, salt, pepper, butter and grated Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with flour. Repeat the layers then pour in milk at the end. I know a lot of people make a white sauce first but no one has ever turned down my scalloped potatoes.

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Mrspjsmom

White sauce is heresy.

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Nothing_but_books

We make macaroni and cheese a bit different too. Pretty much the same as the potatoes but no onion or flour. There's been an ongoing struggle with my in laws the last five years. On vacation we all chip in and get a house near the beach. They keep trying to get in the kitchen and mess with the macaroni and cheese. My husband and kids have a fit.

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Mrspjsmom

That's hysterical. The ongoing saga of the beach house macaroni and cheese debacle. "Who'll win this time? Stay tuned folks!" I think there's a TV deal in it.

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Nothing_but_books

My family usually wins. The first time it happened I hadn't gone to the shore. The drive was too much with my back. Everyone came over for my daughter's birthday. She asked for grilled chicken and macaroni salad. Since I was making macaroni I made the whole box. Half for the salad and made macaroni and cheese with the rest. I hadn't heard about it yet. Everyone got here. The macaroni and cheese was on top of the stove cooling. My daughter grabbed a fork, my son dove in with his fingers and my husband grabbed a bowl. Then after they ate they told me that my MIL had stepped in and messed with the macaroni and cheese. My husband hid the flour but she found some and added it. They were all furious and I couldn't stop laughing.

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Mrspjsmom

I hope you'll forgive me; I can't stop laughing either. This is a Candid Camera moment.

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Nothing_but_books

I forgive you. I laugh about it. My husband wouldn't eat it and the kids snuck off and got pizza 🤣🤣🤣

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Nothing_but_books

Usually when we're at the shore my brother in law cooks. He's a good cook and loves doing it. He always makes baked ziti one night. They like mine better but we keep quiet then insist on "giving him a break" and we make our macaroni and cheese one night.

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Mrspjsmom

You're a good story teller. It's nice you all keep quiet.

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Nothing_but_books

Thank you. My family gives me plenty of stories to tell. As for the in-laws I have always taught my kids "pick your battles".

whatever i have i wont get much 🤣his face 🤗🙄

hahaha😺😺😺
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Well if you will torment the poor lad by having a tuna sandwich Im not surprised 🤣

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Or is it chicken ? My eyes arent that good

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tuna 😁got corrie on

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Nothing_but_books in reply to

Can't stop laughing. You've got to get him to CA (Cats Anon.)

dailymotion.com/video/x6l2ymx

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hahaha 🤣

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Midori

This year is odd, in that all the Festivals seem to have come at once. Spring Equinox, Lent, Ramadan, Passover, Easter, they are all on at the moment. I know that it sometimes occurs with the overlap between the Lunar and Solar calendars.

Cheers, Midori

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Nothing_but_books in reply to Midori

Thanks, I didn't realize that.

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Midori

Just a bit of useless info, but I like that kinda thing!

Cheers, Midori

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