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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Turkish Breakfast

On Monday night Will requested a full Turkish breakfast for Tuesday morning. Since it was too late to actually get everything I needed I promised him we would have it on Wednesday morning. Evidently the other kids didn't hear this idea, because when they came in for breakfast and saw what we were having they cheered.


Look how excited they are to be eating all this yummy food! Actually, they call this smiling like a Turk.

To better understand the phrase "smile like a Turk" please click on the following picture.

Yes, there are some kids smiling. No, my daughter isn't. She's good. She's really good!

Moving on.


So for breakfast they had a boiled egg, olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced apples, salami, fried cheese, bread, and jelly. I also made a pot of Turkish tea. Jacob chose to have a glass of apple juice instead.


Thanks, mom!

12 comments:

Sara Campbell said...

Hey! Please tell me HOW you fry cheese, and also the peanut butter and chocolate recipe...I need it!!! -Sara

the planet of janet said...

looks delicious to me!!!

Sra said...

Want! Om nom nom nom nom!

sista #2 said...

Where's the dang bacon???


peace
#2

Jennifer H said...

Okay, so that all looks good to me...

and my kids would never eat it. I'm sending them to you for an adjustment in their food preferences.

~m said...

i'm coming over for Turkish breakfast tomorrow, just so you know.

Mamadallama said...

What a lot of fun that looks! Nice breakfast spread. At least the Turkish smiles loosened up at bit at the end of the meal.

Natalie said...

sara - the cheese...all you do is buy the hellim cheese, cut it into slices and fry it. no grease necessary...it won't stick to the pan. so so easy! i'll post the peanut butter bars...they are easy too!

the planet of janet - thanks. it was pretty yummy!

sra - come on over. i'll treat you to a turkish breakfast.

#2 - hahahahahaha...bacon. hahahaha

jennifer - it is good. at first my kids weren't crazy about veggies for breakfast, but they have grown accustomed to it now. we rarely eat it at home, but that is what you get in a hotel.

~m - where were you? i laid out the spread and waited and waited. i finally just had to eat it all myself. poor me!

mamadallama - i know. it was fun. i bought a special breakfast platter to use when i get back to the states. here we just went for the plastic!

Your Pal Pinki said...

Your kids are so cool. : )

Andrea said...

Looks good! I have one of those Turkish tea sets...the cups get soooo hot!?!

Natalie said...

pinki - thanks. they are pretty cool. i think i'll keep them!

andrea - i know. the cups do get hot. we have mastered the fingertip hold!

Ismail said...

one of the thing I am missing is the Turkish breakfast...