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To tell you about the gorgeous food I've just had, thanks...

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APairofScarletSequinedWings Wed 23-May-18 18:53:26

...to my lovely Muslim neighbours, who always bring a selection of tasty dishes every Ramadan. Beef samosas, onion bhajis, spiced chickpeas, and beef biryani (with what tasted like prime roasting beef). All seasoned to perfection, all the flavour without that awful heat that take away restaurants often have that I really cannot tolerate (sensitive gob!).

Every year they do this, take food out to several of us in our little courtyard of 16 homes, and I know the lady cooks most of the day to prepare, while not eating a thing until sunset herself. No wonder her husband and children look so content, coming home to delicious meals like that that are made with such love and care. And they are the nicest family, too. Having read some of the horror stories on here about nightmare neighbours, it feels nice to share the other side, of good and kind folk.

Just thought I'd share (the news, not the food. The food is mine!).

ImAGoofyGoober Wed 23-May-18 18:54:13

Oh nice, you lucky thing!

YouAreNotImportant Wed 23-May-18 18:55:00

Oh.

Cloudyapples Wed 23-May-18 18:55:38

Sounds delicious!

MissWritenow Wed 23-May-18 18:56:08

I'm jealous OP. Sounds amazing! Really hungry after reading that!

FASH84 Wed 23-May-18 18:56:19

Mmm makes my mouth water I miss my old neighbours who used to do this, curvy neighbour on one side is a lovely old lady but she doesn't cook much we're more likely to take her pieces of cake etc she is wonderful for taking in our parcels though and we share seedlings and water each others gardens of away or her arthritis plays up and the man the other side says nothing to anyone, could be worse!

FASH84 Wed 23-May-18 18:56:34

Elderly not curvy!!!

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Wed 23-May-18 18:58:00

Oh, lovely smile

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 23-May-18 18:59:01

I wonder how you make beef biryani with prime roasting beef? It's usually stewing steak

DrSeuss Wed 23-May-18 18:59:30

All good deeds done in Ramadan count 100x over so you get the lovely food and they get multiple blessings!

CantankerousCamel Wed 23-May-18 18:59:42

Please can we swap neighbours?!

I used to do home care for a family and each Ramadan they would provide us with the most incredible food when we went to visit!

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 23-May-18 19:00:08

That is missing the point of the thread somewhat but wondering if it was left over

ICantCopeAnymore Wed 23-May-18 19:00:25

I'm jealous!

fuzzywuzzy Wed 23-May-18 19:02:40

It’s a tradition during Ramadan. When we were little my parents lived next door but one to our Aunty and our cousins would race to get the food we’d take over, turns out that the cousin who’d receive the food would eat it and not share!

Miss sharing food with neighbours during Ramadan, I don’t know our neighbours here well enough to do it.

Sametimetomorrow Wed 23-May-18 19:03:02

How absolutely lovely!!

Sweetpea55 Wed 23-May-18 19:03:26

That's so lovely. What kind and generous neighbours

ziggzagg Wed 23-May-18 19:03:47

Currently fasting for Ramadan and your post is making it so hard grin I'm actually preparing some roasted red pepper, tomato and onion soup, lamb kofta, tahini and Turkish bread! So can't wait for 9.19, got my alarm set grin

TomPinch Wed 23-May-18 19:04:14

Recipes please!

Sametimetomorrow Wed 23-May-18 19:04:39

I could eat that now

ziggzagg Wed 23-May-18 19:05:26

Also we tend to buy lots of lamb at the end of Ramadan and give it to family and friends then donate some to the local homeless shelter.

sexnotgender Wed 23-May-18 19:05:33

Sounds amazing, what kind neighbours you have.

fuzzywuzzy Wed 23-May-18 19:06:14

I make beef biryani with tender steak meat, stewing meat wouldn’t cook with the rice.

And no it won’t be leftovers extra food is made during Ramadan specifically so what you are going to eat that evening is shared amongst family and friends.

Maybe it’s just as well I don’t do it, would hate my neighbours to think I’m offloading leftovers to them! (We never have leftovers DP who is not the same culture as me loves my cooking and cheerfully keeps eating till nothing’s left).

FenellaMaxwellsPony Wed 23-May-18 19:10:18

@Gobbolinothewitchscat no, it’s traditional. I miss my old neighbours at Ramadan!

OverTheMountain42 Wed 23-May-18 19:15:35

Very jealous! I thought marrying a part Indian man would guarantee me a lifetime of authentic Indian/Muslim food. Unfortunately my father in law is the worst cook in the world and has no idea how to make a curry.
His partners have made some fantastic things though and I really miss that.
Enjoy!

boatass Wed 23-May-18 19:23:09

That’s nice dear

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