Ahead of the holy month, proactive steps that facilitate the duties of “housewife and worker” in the kitchen | OVERVIEW

Home maintenance specialist Munira Al-Saed: The previous preparations facilitate the work of women, give them enough time to perform worships easily and prepare a delicious and quick table during the month of Ramadan.

Aman- With the advent of the month of kindness and blessing, many housewives plan some household appliances that facilitate the daily tasks of preparing the breakfast table, whether housewife or working outside the home.

The housewife is inclined to prepare a delicious meal on fasting days that includes foods that satisfy the desires of her family, in addition to soups, snacks and juices, which nutritionists advise to eat at the breakfast table after long hours. of fasting. Also, family gatherings and wedding invitations are plentiful during the holy month, so there are “prefabricated” preparations that facilitate a woman’s tasks in her kitchen.

For a quick and tasty Ramadan table, Al Jazeera Net interviewed home maintenance specialist Munira Al-Saeed to give you tips on these facilities:

Freezing vegetables for use in many main food items and soups (Al-Jazeera)

Freezing vegetables

Home maintenance specialist Munira Al-Saed says that at this point the process of preparing vegetables for freezing begins, such as zucchini, carrots, broccoli, corn, peas, beans, green beans, and others, and they are washed. cut and stored in the freezer until used in the preparation of meals or soups.This saves the housewife time when preparing her Ramadan dishes.

It goes on, in terms of stuffing like zucchini and eggplants the pit and freeze to use and the housewife can prepare stuffed grape leaves or cabbage and arrange it in a plastic container and take it out of the freezer an hour ago. cooked and prepared turnip grains and dug and then stuffed with spicy minced meat, fried and stored in plastic containers.

Some legumes can also be processed and sorted, such as chickpeas and beans, which we clean, then boil, and when cool we grind them.

5- Stuffed grape leaves are sorted and taken out a few hours before cooking - (Al-Jazeera)
Stuffed grape leaves are sorted and removed a few hours before cooking (Al-Jazeera)

Sambousek and Kibbeh

Munira Al-Saed explains that samosa and kibe are among the desired dishes during the holy month. Sambusek can be prepared stuffed with meat, cheese or vegetables, and samosa stuffed with chicken is very tasty and the filling is prepared using “pulled chicken pieces (boneless), adding garlic, pepper and onion. Together with colored pepper slices.

Arrange in plastic bags or plates, with transparent paper placed between two layers, and so on. Kibbeh can also be prepared for use as “fried, grilled or boiled milk”.

Cooking juices

Al-Saeed explains that cooking liquids greatly facilitate a woman’s tasks in her kitchen, e.g.

Tomato juice: Which can be prepared by washing the tomatoes, then adding hot water, then peeling them, putting them in the blender, adding a little water and keeping them in the freezer in plastic bags or boxes. Tomatoes can also be sorted “solid” by washing them and then keeping them in plastic bags.

Lemonade: Which can be prepared by squeezing lemons, and freezing them in ice cubes or specialized plastic bags sold in markets, or “jars” (containers or glass or plastic containers) and stored.

Ginger juice: Which can be prepared by peeling the pieces of ginger, and then we put them on the fire, to boil, with the addition of a little water and to cool, and then frozen, or we put them in “jars “and use them for cooking or as food. drink adding lemon and mint.

Lemon and ginger juices have several uses in cooking, and they are secreted in ice packs (Al-Jazeera)

Colored rice with natural taste

Many women prefer to show off their special cooking skills, according to Al-Saed, and accordingly they can prepare some mixes that help prepare rice dishes with a delicious “natural” taste away from artificial colors, such as p .sh.

Beetroot mix: It is prepared by washing the beans, then boiling them on the fire, peeling them, then filter the water and mix the “boiled” water with a beet in the blender and arrange them in the bag and use them as “beetroot” (burgundy) i added to boiled rice and tastes very tasty.

Carrot mix: You can freeze the carrot mixture in the same way, to get an “orange color” to add to the rice.

Spinach mix: From spinach you can get green.

By adding these “mixes” or “colors”, you will get a plate of “colored rice from delicious natural ingredients,” according to Al-Saeed.

Freezing vegetables in advance for use during the month of Ramadan facilitates your work and saves your time (Al-Jazeera)

Garlic sauce..for shawarma

Munira Al-Saed explains that most family members, especially young and old, like to eat “shawarma” dishes, and accordingly, the housewife can prepare the garlic sauce and freeze it for the time of use.

The ingredients and steps for preparing the sauce are explained: Cut 4 cloves of garlic, 3 quarters of a cup of oil for frying, a quarter of a cup of lemon and a pinch of salt and all mix by adding oil gradually. “So that the mixture does not overflow” (so as not to become heterogeneous).

This sauce can also be used alongside chicken trays, or added to various chicken sandwiches.

Meat or chicken balls

The meat is prepared “kofta” and flavored by adding salt and pepper, as well as chicken balls “breasts”, adding salt, pepper and garlic, and formed “balls” described in a pan and then placed. in the freezer, and are taken out and placed in plastic bags and stored by New in the freezer.

Processing of nuts of all kinds to decorate the dishes and cakes of Ramadan food (Al-Jazeera)

Dates and pumpkin

Dates of all kinds are a main dish on the fasting table. For this reason, Al-Said says: The housewife can prepare them by bringing in dates and washing them by adding hot water for only two minutes, then arranging it. with container and wrapping. and then place it in the fridge.

You can also prepare cotton seeds (dried figs) by washing them and then putting them on the fire until they boil, drain and dry them and then put them in a jar by adding almonds or walnuts and olive oil. This way they can be eaten “soft and tasty” and have many health benefits.

Al-Saed: Doing a weekly cooking program before fasting facilitates housework (Al-Jazeera)

Tips and supplies in your kitchen

Al-Saed offers some tips for women to take advantage, so that they can perform ibadah during the holy month easily, as well as prepare their table in a short time:

  • Before the holy month, reorganize kitchen utensils, inspect them and inventory and purchase “missing” parts.
  • Creating a weekly cooking program before fasting days, “a nice idea that facilitates housework” and includes family favorite foods in addition to sweets.
  • Prepare and prepare nuts such as: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, raisins, coconut, etc., as well as oats, in order to use them to decorate food dishes or cakes.
  • Check the spices and arrange them in the dishes assigned to them.
  • Purchasing some accessories or home decorations and adding them to the dining room, or kitchen, as this atmosphere gives all family members joy and happiness in the reception of the holy month.
  • Ramadan drinks can be prepared, such as Kamer al-Din, and immersed in water overnight, put in a blender the next day, and frozen in packaging until used, and Qamar al-i is dried. Din grains are “delicious” and can be prepared in boxes, to be served at the breakfast table.

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