Mini-Market Opens in Dhahran

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Dhahran now has a new 24-hour Mini-Market located at Mango M-317 operated by Arabian Food Supplies. It opened Friday, October 7th, and carries a full range of convenience items and staples.

Aramco Brat Writes "Sweet Home Alabama"

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Douglas J. Eboch, author of the original screenplay for the upcoming feature film Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon, lived in the Aramco Dhahran camp with his parents where he attended 1st through 6th grades (1973 - 1980). The film is scheduled for release by Touchstone Pictures on September 27th.

California Days - Arabian Nights Annuitants' Reunion

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Aramco Annuitant's Reunion was held from August 31 - September 2 in San Diego, California. California Days – Arabian Nights was attended by approximately 650 ExPats.

The Arabs I Know

BY Frank Fugate / /

Wake up America! -- Special interest groups, news media, and money-hungry politicians are duping you into profiling all Arabs as bad Arabs. Often, the news media tell us the polls show Americans support Israelis over Palestinians. Based on what?

The Joy of Golf at Aramco

BY Byron Hebert / /

It is Thursday, August 22, 2002, there is no humidity and a great day for golf. I had just returned from the States the previous Monday and Rich Crum had e-mailed me to play golf on the weekend. I would be subbing for Gary Propernick in their regular foursome on Thursday and Friday. The starting time of 5:15 was not inviting, but with jet-lag, I figured I would be awake early anyway.

Lost City of Gerrha Still Attracts Searchers

BY David W. Tschanz / /

The mystery beckons. Clues appear then contradict each other and often themselves. Somewhere beneath the sands of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province lie the remains of the fabled city of Gerrha. For Rami Kamal, determining their location has been both a dream and source of intellectual stimulation for several years.

Barbeque Sauce

Barbeque Sauce

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Barbeque Sauce

Lasagne

Lasagne

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Lasagne

Texas Chili

Texas Chili

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Texas Chili - Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976

Reliving a Memory - George Blakslee

Reliving a Memory - George Blakslee

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

George Warren Blakslee was born July 1921 in Pennsylvania and earned a BA in geology from Penn State University. In 1943, he entered the Army Air Corps and was commission bombardier in 1944. After getting his wings, George's first assignment was to train two squadrons of Chinese cadets at Kirkland Air Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Later, he trained for combat in B-17's and B-29's.

Ziggy Zucchini

Ziggy Zucchini

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Dhahran Women's Group, Family Favorites - Volume 1, 1987

Steak and Mushrooms Dijon

BY Dhahran Women's Group Family Favorites / /

Using a large frying pan or wok, quickly sauté mushrooms in 1 teaspoon butter with the garlic, stirring constantly, until just thoroughly heated. Turn out onto a serving plate. Dip the meat in a mixture of corn flour, salt and pepper and stir-fry in the remaining butter, doing half the meat at a time, until just brown on both sides.

Pepper Steak

BY Dhahran Women's Group, Family Favorites / /

Brown meat thoroughly on one side; turn and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Brown other side of meat; turn and season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Push meat to one section. Add onions; cook and stir until tender. Stir in broth, soy sauce and garlic. Cover; simmer 10 minutes or until meat is tender.

Veal Florentine

BY Dhahran Women's Group, Family Favorites / /

Cook spinach according to package directions and keep warm. If possible, steam the spinach as it will be easier to drain. Mix together Parmesan cheese, crumbs and seasoning mix with salt. Dip meat in slightly beaten eggs and then in crumb mixture, coating all sides.