craving: another visit to Om A's house Tee hee
Salam Alikom to my sisters in Islam and a big to all my non-muslim followers and readers....
Yesterday was just one of those days where I just wanted to jump up and hug the sun and run in the wind as fast as I can. We had such a lovely day. Wanna know why? I got to be with my best friends and have the best BBQ ever. We had so much fun and talked and laughed. While Twizzle and I were outside "trying" to BBQ the kabobs and steak, the rest of the gang was inside. We started a tiny bit late and wished we had started earlier, since Twizzle and Kasey have a long way back home. We started eating at about eight pm and that was late.
I marinated some chicken in this really great marinade. Recipe coming up at the end of the post. *drool*
As the kids played and screamed through the house and outside, I took charge of all the preparation and made sure the baked potatoes were cooking up a storm in the oven. I got the meat out and proceeded to put them on the kabob sticks. Kasey strolled in the kitchen and started helping. Then came Twizzle, as another helping hand. By the time you know it, we were done! and it went so fast. We were laughing because the chicken smelled so good, even if it wasn't cooked.
Salad not finished. I don't know if I got a picture of the finished product. LOL
Rewind to a tiny bit earlier. Twizzle and my daughter had to go get the sticks for the kabobs, because I totally forgot them back home. Ahhh. So, they come back with so much stuff including the sticks. Six cookies and cream ice cream bars, hot cheetos and Doritos. I was laughing because I told Twizzle to come back with junk and she threatened me, "After you eat this junk: no more! We are trying to eat healthy." LOL I said, "OK! OK! yes I won't eat more junk. " The funny thing is, I didn't eat any of the junk last night. Instead we ate strawberries from Japan that Twizzle brought for us. Wow, what a treat and so much better than JUNK. So, guess who has all the junk at her home? LOL Om A does. Really, that's not why I am craving to visit her today. ( Twizzle, if your reading this...Well, just close your eyes at the next sentence. *big grin* )
In the above picture y'all can see we burnt the kabobs. LOL We had to throw the rest in the oven. :|
My daughter & Kasey made us some really good chocolate coffee
Kasey had brought us some stuff back from Canada and I wanted her to give me a little pedicure. She's awesome at giving them. As I made myself comfy in the big chair, she got everything ready to start making my feet look like a million bucks. They look so good and I love my Ped Egg. Thanks Kasey. I love you.
Being with my friends last night was so amazing. I love hugging and laughing with them. I am the affectionate one out of the group. I loved sitting in the middle of all the toys and talking with Kasey and Om Abdullah. Loved BBQ'ing with Twizzle, as Khaloodie ( Kasey's son) talked up a storm and asked us tons of questions. He's so cute. Twizzle and I laughed so much! we burnt the kabobs and they were like charcoal after we got finished with the first batch. Ya, never let us BBQ your meat. Not a good outcome. My daughter made the most awesome salad you've ever tasted. The steak was excellent. Oh, well. Next time we'll start earlier so we can at least see what we're cooking. It was dark outside. Tee hee!
We were snapping so many pictures yesterday. Masha'a'Allah!
Time always goes so fast and I hate the end of our get togethers. I just wished Dubai was closer and Al Ain, too. Well, thank God me and Om Abdullah live only a hop, skip and a jump away. We always have so much fun together. Even if when we don't see each other, we talk a million times a day. Y'all don't wanna see our phone bills. LOL
I am trying to talk, Twizzle and Kasey into getting a bb. Twizzle refuses, cause of the camera on the bb, it's not good. Kasey, well I really think it'll be her next phone. Om Abdullah and I love our bb's.
What a great ending to a GREAT beautiful day with my best friends. I love y'all and hope to get together soonish.
Wishing Saimah & Om Fatimah ( Om Abdullah's sister ) was here.. It would have been complete.
Now for the recipe;
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 (15 1/4 ounce) can unsweetened pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 large green pepper, 1 inch pieces
- 12 medium mushrooms
- 18 cherry tomatoes
- hot cooked rice
- Put chicken in large shallow dish.
- Drain pineapple, keep 1/2 cup juice.
- Set pineapple aside.
- Mix juice with the next 7 ingredients in small pan.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour over chicken.
- Cover and chill for 1 hour.
- Remove chicken from marinade, reserve marinade.
- Alternate chicken, pineapple, green pepper, mushrooms, and tomatoes on skewers.
- Grill kabobs over hot coals 20 minutes or until chicken is done.
- Turn and baste frequently with marinade.
- Serve over hot rice.
Kasey's little boy, Hamoodie. Masha'a'Allah. ( God bless him ) Awe, he loved me and kept wanting me to hold him. (((hugs))) habibbi (My love)
final whisper: Y'all are my sunshine my only sunshine, y'all make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know, dear sisters, How much I love y'all. Please don't take my sunshine away.
I LOVE Y'ALL girls.