One full week of Ramadan is finished with today being the 9th day of the holy month.
Since fasting is from sunup until sundown, restaurants are closed during the day but reopen at the time of iftar, the breaking of the fast.
The traditional way of breaking the fast is to have a few dates and water or laban, which is a salty yogurt drink.
Afterwards, a meal might consist of soup, sambousa, mujadarra (lentils and rice) topped with yogurt and salad with mint.
Since hubby had the battery changed in my car, I was able to get to the grocery store and picked up some qatayef for dessert.
Qatayef is a special dessert served only during Ramadan. Sticky pancakes are filled with sweet cheese or nuts and then deep fried or filled with cream, topped with crushed pistachios and served with a simple rosewater syrup.
I filled some last night with honey cream and then dipped them in crushed pecans. Good thing I had a few while I was making them because once the kids and hubby got a hold of them, they disappeared quickly.
Today's forecast did call for a high of 124 but now I see that has been lowered to 117. At 11 am it is already 109 degrees.
I am still in production mode over here with crocheting little drawstring bags.
And have decided to work on small cross-stitchings that I will incorporate as embellishments.
Wishing you all a terrific Tuesday wherever you are in the world, whatever you are doing. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy