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The Salvation Army Pot of Beans

10 November 2009 | comments (0) | Aramcon Recipes | by

Dhahran Theatre Group Cookbook, 1993


1 (16 oz) package of dried black-eyed peas
3 Cups chopped onion
2 Cloves garlic – pressed
1 Bunch green onions – chopped
1 Cup chopped fresh parsley
1 Cup chopped green pepper
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Teaspoon pepper
3 Dashes of hot sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1/4 Teaspoon dried whole oregano
1/4 Teaspoon dried whole thyme
1 teaspoon red pepper
2 pounds smoked sausage cut into 1 inch pieces


Sort and wash the black-eyed peas; cover with water & soak overnight or cook for 20-30 minutes.Drain.

Add all ingredients except for the sausage. Cover and cook over low heat for one hour – stir occasionally.

Add the smoked sausage and cook uncovered over low heat until preferred consistency is reached (up to 45 minutes).

Serve over rice or with bread.

Suzanne Boles

Stroganoff Mearballs

10 November 2009 | comments (0) | Aramcon Recipes | by

Dhahran Theatre Group Cookbook, 1993


2 Lbs. ground beef
1 Cup bread crumbs
1 Cup water
2 Teaspoons salt
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
2 Cups water
1 Small onion, finely chopped
1/4 Cup Instant beef in a mug soup powder
1 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
4 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 Cup water
10 Oz. mushrooms, sliced
10 Oz. Condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 Teaspoons dry parsley flakes
1/4 Teaspoon paprika
2 Cups sour cream


In a large bowl mix beef, crumbs, water, salt and pepper. Shape into about 40 meatballs. Put on cookie sheet with sides. Bake in 425? F oven for 15 minutes. Pile into casserole.

In medium saucepan put water, onion, soup powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.

In small bowl, stir cornstarch into water. Pour into boiling liquid, stirring until thickened.

Stir in mushrooms, soup, parsley, paprika and sour cream. If too thick stir in a bit or water.

Pour over meatballs. Cover. Bake in 350? F oven for 25 to 30 minutes until heated through. Serves 6.

Kathy Gunter Smith

Shepherd’s Pie

10 November 2009 | comments (0) | Aramcon Recipes | by

Dhahran Theatre Group Cookbook, 1993


Leftover mashed potatoes
Leftover vegetables
Leftover meat scraps
1 Cup bread crumbs
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Cup milk


Bake in a 350? F oven for 35-40 minutes.

Grease a casserole and spoon in a ring of mashed potatoes. In the center place the vegetables and meat. Also any leftover gravy you may have. Spread bread crumbs evenly over the top of the casserole. Beat eggs and milk together and pour over the bread crumbs. Salt and pepper to taste and dot with butter.

Nancy Wondal

Sausage,Peppers and Tomato casserole (spentzofai)

10 November 2009 | comments (0) | Aramcon Recipes | by

Dhahran Theatre Group Cookbook, 1993


2-3 Polish kielbasa sausage
8-10 Green bell peppers
1 28 Oz. can peeled whole tomatoes, drained
1 Tablespoon oregano
Vegetable oil for frying


Preheat oven to 350? F.

Cut peppers into strips about 1/2 inches wide. Fry in vegetable oil. Cut sausage in pieces about 1 inch long. Fry in the same oil after removing the peppers. Place sausage and peppers in Pyrex baking dish and add tomatoes and oregano.

Cook covered at 350? F for 45 minutes. Take the cover off and cook for another 15 minutes. Let cool.

Serve over french fries, spaghetti or white rice.

Anastasia Economou

Third Generation Aramco Brats Marry

9 November 2009 | comments (0) | Weddings & Engagements | by

Joshua Scott and Tatiana Burge

On October 9, 2009 Joshua Scott and Tatiana Burge, both third generation “Aramco Brats,” were married in Austin, Texas.

Joshua and Tatiana’s grandparents moved to Saudi Arabia to work with Aramco in the 1940s and 1950s. Joshua’s parents, Bill and Candy Grimes Scott, and Tatiana’s parents, Rodney and Jeanne Abernathy Burge, grew up together in Aramco and have known each other all their lives.

As teenagers, Candy Grimes and Jeanne Abernathy used to spend their days riding horses in Abqaiq and these rides continued latter in life when both were raising their own families in Dhahran.

The Scott/Burge wedding was a very “Aramco affair” from the toy camel used as a cake topper to the number of ex-Aramcons (and current Aramcons) attending.

Visit Aramco ExPats Gallery for more photos: Burge and Scott Wedding.

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