Halba chicken with millwee 

1 cup halba seeds boiled (see note below). 

2 cloves garlic, peeled ends cut off

1 tablespoon sem smelly butter (see note below). 

1 tablespoon tumeric, 

1 tablespoon ginger, 

1 tablespoon 100 spices

1/2 tablespoon black pepper 

1/2 tablespoon salt or to taste) (can add salt after cooked.) 

1/2 cup oil

5 onions thinly-sliced 

1 bunch parsley, minced

5-6 small tomatoes cut in half

1 whole chicken (prepped see note at bottom )

Water enough to cover chicken

I use a pressure cooker can use a big pot but will take longer

Heat the oil then add onions,garlic, minced parsley; all the spices and halba seeds saute , risne chicken then add to pan cook about 15 minutes then add water and tomatoes. 

Put top on pressure cooker and tightly seal cook about 45 minutes, is done when chicken is tinder and about to fall off bone

Serve over bread called millwee (type of moroccan bread ) torn into small pieces place chicken in center then ladle sauce around and over it serve hot

(Note to prep halba seeds place in small sauce pan with water bring to boil. Boil 5 minutes; drain water off then add to pot .)

(sem smelly butter is type of moroccan butter)

(Note: to prep chicken in large bowl place washed chicken sprinkle salt all over chicken rub in then take one lemon roll on countertop then cut in half squeeze out lemon juice, onto chicken let sit at least 15 minutes.’ this is were i prepared other ingredients. 

Rinse chicken then add to pan .)

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Moroccan Rice Milk Soup

Super easy recipe for a cold day

3 cups rice short white rice for best flavor

9 cups water 

Boil rice until all water is gone

Add milk 2 quarts boil 10 minutes then serve hot 

Top with cinnamon and sugar 

* note you can substitute coconut milk in place of cows milk 

Horrible Airport Experience 10/27/2014

Yesterday I had a very bad experience at the airport .

My day started off good and I was excited and nervous as I was flying alone with a 15 month old went through the line got my boarding pass from the airline I was flying on then went through security and that is were I ran into issues.

The security people were not helpful and I am not fluent in Arabic , and they didn’t speak English so it was very hard the few who claimed to speak English didn’t understand me at all and there is no paging system in the airport what kind of airport doesn’t have a paging system?

The problem is over a piece of paper  apparently I forgot to get a piece of paper from the police department in the town I was staying in because I stayed more than 3 months .

They had me run all over the airport looking for my husband I had several panic attacks and dissolved into tears , They finally found my husband and the issue was almost resolved had to travel back to the town I was staying in to get dumb piece of paper.

My husband he re-booked his flight and left me with his brothers and his Brother in law . Went to claim my bags and guess what they sent one on the airplane so I don’t know if I’ll ever see it ?
I rode in the car back to the town and am now just sitting here waiting.

Depressed Ranting of a overly tired mind

Everyday is a struggle but some how I get through it. Alhamdulilah if it wasn’t for the Merciful that Allah bestowed upon me, my reading, my deen, I would be back in the darkness of my thoughts. Today I am a little bit depressed, maybe it’s hormonal, maybe it’s the awkward silence that my husband and I are experiencing , He talks to everyone but me. I am in the mind-fog of depression. The depressed mind doesn’t always recognize things as they are. Everything feels like it is a huge chore I am crabby and irritated, easily annoyed and short tempered in I will yell at the drop of a hat , why must I always deal with depression it is like being lost in a thick fog it makes everything distorted and it is hard to find your way out of the fog.

I have been beyond blue for a long time it is a daily struggle living with depression , my doctors say bipolar NOS but I rarely swing into mania mostly it is depression with periods that are hypo-manic so basically I get into moods were I plan stuff like sewing projects and start them yet never finish them or my favorite I clean things weird things I am sure no one else cares if are ever cleaned, another thing is I am having a lot of trouble sleeping it doesn’t help that in the neighborhood there are several dogs that bark at random  and never seem to shut up then there are the babies who wake and fuss then on top of that I have to pee like every five minutes and there is only one bathroom upstairs . I just feel defeated when fighting depression so far nothing has worked or even seemed to help it is like I am walking around wrapped in a thick gray fog that no one else can see but me .

Having depression is like having a invisible wound that just will not heal , to explain it so a non depressed mind will understand the closest I can come is to use a stubbed toe as a example you stub you toe it hurts and is bloody you take care of said toe and it is almost healed when again it gets hurts and the cycle just keeps repeating over and over that is how depression is there is always going to be a cycle of feeling blue and lower than dirt to depressed to even brush your teeth , hair or take care of yourself some people get stuck in that and never get out others learn how to mange somewhat normal looking lives while hiding how they truly feel . I do not know why some people are given depression , bipolar and other invisible illnesses to deal with , but  Allah never gives a person more than he or she can bear .allah does notdon't be sad

 

wipes for house

Ingredients

½ cup water
½ cup vinegar
8 drops essential oil including lavender
1 teaspoon detergent
Micro-fibre cloths
Large airtight jar
Instructions

Place cloths into large jar
In a jug combine water, vinegar, essential oil and detergent, mix to combine
Pour liquid over cloths
Seal jar

Use to clean things when done with wipe rinse it and place in laundry to be washed . 

Saves money and doesn’t have all the weird chemicals as store bought wipes