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Lebanese Rice Pilaf, More Thrifty Book Finds

Hi all! Today Rob’s cell phone rang around 4 a.m. and woke us up. They didn’t leave a voice mail message so Rob googled the number. It turns out the call came from………a Naperville McDonald’s. What? Have they now taken to awakening vegans during the night, one phone call at a time? Although it could have been a misdial, the conspiracy theorist in me says otherwise. 😉

I haven’t found much vintage stuff at the sales I’ve been to lately. At least I’ve been making some good finds at the library sales. I found A Taste of Lebanon cookbook by Mary Salloum, a Sunset Easy-To-Make Outdoor Furniture book, and a Keeping Up Appearances book: Hyacinth Bucket’s Book of Etiquette for the Socially Less Fortunate. I love Keeping up Appearances (it’s a British Comedy on PBS)…does anyone else watch it too? My favorite character is Onslow.


I tried out the Rice Pilaf (Ruz M’falfal) from A Taste of Lebanon cookbook. It was yummy and very similar to the rice I used to get at LaShish. I also topped the rice with toasted slivered almonds after this picture was taken. I served the rice with some falafels (not pictured) that I made from a bulk mix (I was feeling lazy).

Lebanese Rice Pilaf

Hope you have a terrific weekend 😀

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  • Aurora's Mom April 27, 2007, 7:15 pm

    I really like that pic of the chair on the furniture book….it’s cool!

    Hope you have a good weekend too ;o)

  • K April 27, 2007, 8:35 pm

    That’s hilarious about the phone call… It’s never too cool to be woken up from a comfy slumber but your investigative work made me smile…

  • Nikki April 27, 2007, 9:44 pm

    I’m a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances! It is such a silly show. I’m a sucker for Britcoms…and dramas…and film… I’m a total Anglophile!

  • Bethany April 29, 2007, 2:32 am


  • Judy April 29, 2007, 8:14 pm

    Okay, I’ve always wondered what those little noodle type things in the rice are…

  • bazu April 29, 2007, 10:12 pm

    Holy cow, McDonald’s has finally snapped! lolol.

    Oh my god, “Keeping Up Appearances”! I kinda love/hate that show because my dad insists to this day on watching it every single week. I’m much more of an “Are You Being Served” gal myself. But I *love* that book! The socially less fortunate. Hee hee.

    Great looking rice, too.

  • Kati April 30, 2007, 3:17 pm

    That is totally wacky about the McDonald’s! I want to believe…[in the conspiracy, that is] =)

  • atxvegn April 30, 2007, 5:57 pm

    After watching “Supersize Me” for like the 4th time last night, I’m with you about the McD’s conspiracy!

    Your new cookbook and rice picture remind me that I have so many cuisines to explore – yay!

  • Nupur May 2, 2007, 7:32 am

    I love “Keeping Up Appearances”, it is just hilarious! So glad to meet another fan 🙂
    The lebanese rice looks sooo good!