All she had to do was to boil green lentils with brown rice (1 cup of each with a bit under 4 cups of water), and the way she does it is to bring the mixture to a boil in a heavy iron pot with a teaspoon of salt and some Aintab red pepper. As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, she turns it off and lets it sit for 1/2 hour. After the half hour is up, she brings the mixture to a boil again and turns it off. After another half hour, all the water should be absorbed and the lentil pilaf ready to receive the onion that Marash Girl chopped and sauteed in olive oil while the pilaf was readying itself.
Mix in that onion, and you should hear the shouts of joy, at breakfast, lunch and dinner! In fact, when Marash Girl asked the grandchildren what they wanted for dinner that night, they shouted out in unison, "Leftovers!" "Leftovers?" Marash Girl asked. "You mean leftover lentil pilaf and leftover merjumek kufte?" "Yay," they shouted.
And there you have it! The perfect meal(s) for the perfect grandchildren!!!
|The perfect grandchildren hugging Dr. Seuss in 101 degree weather, Springfield, Massachusetts|