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Published: August 6th 2012
Box of persion food
It even came with a bag of some herbs like parsley and green onions.
Sunday is the day to return to work. Of course, I am back into the groove of not wanting to go back to work after a nice weekend. But there it was. At least there was no real pressure at work right? Well, I had to make sure that a test was being done that should have been done weeks ago. I trained an intern and a young engineer in how to log a borehole with mostly sand samples. I was tasked with taking care of an intern (and later, two interns) and was planning to take them to a job site in the heat of the summer to observe drilling operations. And last, but not least, I heard AGAIN from a project that I thought was complete weeks ago. I wound up talking to my boss about it because we charge lump sums here, not an hourly rate, and this project had already taken up so much of my time that I knew we had to be losing money on this. I am not used to working on reports where we expect
to receive comments back from the client. And this particular project was now back for the third set
The dizi (potatos, tomatoes, chickpeas and tumeric), topped with the chopped veggies, yogurt, and pickled sauce on top of sesame naan
Last night I went back to the mall after work (I know -shocker!) and tried to wait again for the internet/cable set up. I had a number - H609 - and sat down to read my book and wait. I was there for twenty minutes and they called only two H numbers - we were at H593. So, I decided to go to Carrefour's to shop for my groceries in the meantime. I detest wasting time. I went into the giant crazy supermarket (and got really grouch - I hate crowds and people are rude). I wound up trying to buy some stuff for baking, since I've yet to cook and I've promised people cupcakes! There was no frosting, so I decided to go for butter cream frosting instead. And lord - find measuring cups/and spoons was its own special kind of hell.... Anyway, so I return to Du and they're now on number H632. I was so frustrated! I was gone maaaaaybe half an hour, so I just left.
I walked home from the metro and passed the Persian restaurant near my building. I always feel so bad because it looks like such a nice place and they're always empty. They always come out to hand out menus to people who pass by. I said, I already I have two. Then I just said, "Actually, I was planning to order this tonight anyway, what do you recommend?"
They came to my apartment about a half hour later with a huge bag full of stuff! This was all 44 dirhams (maybe $11-$12). "Dizi" is apparently a dish cooked in a clay pot for hours; it's usually lamb, but I got the meatless version, which I think is mostly chickpeas, tomato, potato, and tumeric. You're supposed to dip the bread into the soup, called ... dang! I forget! It begins with a "t". Anyway, when I first started eating, I didn't know what to do, since everything came in its own individual bowl. So, I tore off some bread, dolloped some of the dizi on top, added yogurt, then the cucumber mix, and topped it off with the pickled sauce. When I took a few bites, I dunked it into the broth. And you know, it was pretty darn tasty! I will definitely order from here again, though I may try something new as well. Enjoy the photos.
Tonight, Jamie and I are going to iftar - the big buffet after sundown. So, there should be some good photos of that tomorrow. Maybe I'll embarrass her...
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