Back after a long weekend… Eid has also come to an end. Everything just went on at a blink of an eye. The day before Eid is always tight, with hardly any sleep. We all pushed off to the Eidgah and the day was really humid that we all wanted to just go back into the car! After having our breakfast with relatives at our place, once they all dispersed, the kids and the men went into deep hibernation while umma, me and my sister started our biriyani preparations slowly while catching up on some talk. However, the excitement was broken with D breaking the news of the death of umma’s cousin’s husband the previous night. May Allah bless his soul and provide him relief in this afterlife, Aameen… In the mood-off, we managed to finish off making the lunch, which was fish biriyani and settled for a sober time that day. The next three days we were all over the place – Jabal Jais, then in Fujeirah and finally in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi yesterday. Despite it being hot and really humid at times, we had a lovely time, Alhamdulillah… As I type the post, I am droopy eyed and jealous of the folks sleeping at home… hehe… Now life comes back to being normal, and seriously, I can’t wait for my vacation to come by! 😀
Today’s post is a literal no-brainer. But I still wanted to post. Ramadan has passed and now it is going to be time to struggle to get a good dose of sunshine during the working days, even though the days are long. By the time I will reach home, the sun kind of becomes subdued and the light becomes too weak to even give you a mood to click pictures. So I loved the short working hours during Ramadan. I tried to click as much as I can, and totally loved the results. These ones were among the clicks taking during that time, so I thought, since the pictures look decent enough, it should come on the blog. 🙂
Let’s come back to mangoes, shall we? Mangoes have ceased back home. At the beginning of Ramadan, we got a big bag full of ripe mangoes that umma had sent through a distant relative when he was travelling back empty handed. These mangoes got utilized only in two ways – as it is and in the form of this juice.
All throughout Ramadan, all Rasha needed was mango juice. But already with the kids eating so much of mangoes during Iftar, with these being on the table initially and then slowly moving way for the Pakistani mangoes, I definitely didn’t want to make mango juice everyday. After a lot of talking, she got convinced that she can have it only one way – either eat it off the skin or have it juiced! 😀 I would always prefer to eat it as such than to juice it, but yes, sometimes we do need a change, right? The kids confirmed this tasted better than the bottled mango juice that they always love. Definitely, if what you use is fresh, then there is no beating the taste for sure!
- 2 large mangoes, ripe
- Juice of one orange
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups cold water
- Blitz all ingredients till smooth.
- Serve chilled.