baked chicken thighs - (marinated in the homade hot sauce from the pita house restaurant, olive oil & lemon juice --- baked on a broiler pan at 425 degrees for about 45 minutes)
marinated tomato & onion salad - (olive oil, seasoned rice vinegar & assorted herbs)
my version of foul mudammes (rhymes with yule mudammes - ok, so i can't think of anything to rhyme with mudammes...lol)
--- i used 2 lbs of dried small fava beans (soaked and cooked in a little olive oil, water, bay leaf, parsley, onion and garlic until soft
--- in an empty pan, heat some olive oil, chop and add an onion, cook for a few minutes until onion softens a little, add some minced garlic & cook a little longer, this should smell good already
--- add two drained cans of diced tomato & cook for about 5 minutes or so
--- add some salt, chili powder, curry powder cumin, ground cloves, cinnamon, tumeric, and cayenne pepper (all to taste) - squeeze in some lime or lemon juice... stir well and cook for 5 to 7 minutes (your tummy should be growling now...lol)
--- add the cooked beans (you could use cans of fava beans, i guess) & stir
--- simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes
--- when ready to serve,i season the individual servings by pouring olive oil , squeezing a lime or lemon and sprinkling with parsley (chopped fresh is best!)
--- enjoy. (this is a variation of a traditional egyptian breakfast dish)
this meal was topped off with zataar bread purchased from the pita house restaurant on south pleasantburg drive... phone: (864) 271-9895 ).
and some fresh grapes (from bi-lo, of course) for dessert!