Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Moroccan Breakfast

It's better for the entire world if I eat breakfast. Life is not good for anybody if I'm hungry. Unfortunately, in Shishmaref I usually don't get up early enough to eat breakfast. Hey First Hour! So sorry!

Lucky for me, in Morocco somebody always makes breakfast for me. And, it is a lot more elaborate than the half baguette I usually grab on my way to school.



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Moroccan breakfasts consist of several dishes. This is siffa. It is a mixture of rice, couscous, butter, sugar, and raisins sprinkled with nutmeg (at least I think it is nutmeg. Khadija and Ahmed were unsure of the English translation, so I had to smell the jar). This is my favorite breakfast dish.



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This is Moroccan French Toast. Pieces of baguette are dipped in eggs and milk with sugar. The drenched pieces are fried in oil. This is dipped in jam. Yummy!



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Various cookies and treats. Yes!



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Mint tea. Most Moroccans drink green tea steeped with mint leaves. Since I don't drink green tea, Khadija makes me a purely herbal version with fresh mint leaves steeped in hot water and mixed with LOTS of sugar.



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This is herida (note to readers: that is a purely phonetic spelling). Khadija and Loubna both call it soup. It's kind of a very thin cream of wheat. Sometimes it's seasoned with spices.

So many choices!!! Breakfast never consists of just one thing. A buffet every day... Life is good...

1 comment:

Ben and Missy said...

Ooh, I love breakfast food. Those sound like some great choices. Plus you don't have to make it... BONUS!