I realise I didn’t post about the last few days of Ramadaan but things got busy with Eid preparations and I was feeling a bit under the weather so forgive me. The meals eaten at the last few iftars were not the most exciting (except for one iftar we hosted after I got back from Dubai) as we were busy preparing the house for Eid.
But when we host an iftar, we go all out.
This was a snoek pie I made with leftover fried snoek.
Eid prep began the afternoon before Eid. I baked fruit cake. My mom baked hertzoggies and date loaf
Moving onto Eid. It’s always a bittersweet time the night before Eid comes around. Happiness is felt because we’ll see our families, eat well and be merry. Sadness that the beautiful month of Ramadaan has ended. When I hear the takbeer on the radio, my eyes well up with tears in mourning for the month that has passed.
And then Eid morning rolls around and the joyous spirit is felt and we can only but look forward to the following Ramadaan.
Eid this year was great. It starts with seeing and spending time with family, friends and neighbours and ends in much the same way.
There is plenty of food going around at every house you visit and even at your own house, but your stomach can’t really cope with eating all day so you really look forward to the leftovers the next day and the day after that.
On the menu: Grilled salmon fillet, savoury rice and creamy spinach sauce; Roast leg of lamb and veg; cray fish curry and rice; butter chicken and roti (not in pic below); salad.
Shortly after lunch we visited mom’s cousin and from then time flew so quickly that it was time to go home and prepare for my mom’s siblings and my cousins and their kids who all come to our house for a visit in the evenings.
Some snaps of the table at our place.
I hope all of you who celebrated had a wonderful time.