Remarks by Katie Franck

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman! I have to say,  it is early….you can tell this was not planned by college students- because we would never organize anything at this hour! Regardless, I am both honored and humbled by this opportunity to share a few minutes with you this morning, representing not only Elon University but all of the universities selected for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Kusah Mahshi - Squash Stuffed with Lamb and Rice

Kusah Mahshi - Squash Stuffed with Lamb and Rice

BY Linda Dalal Sawaya / /

This was one of my favorite dishes, perhaps because I was allowed to help Sitto stuff the light green Lebanese squash harvested from our garden. Sitto would even let me try to core it using one of the corers my mother had made from brass tubing.

Beef Marinade

Beef Marinade

BY Axel Green / /

1 can olive oil, 1 ½ t garlic powder, ½ bottle soy sauce, 1 t pepper, 6 drops Tabasco, 4 t parsley, ¾ olive oil can filled with water, ½ t ginger. Blend in blender and marinate steak or roast overnight.

Pork Chop & Pineapple Casserole: The Abqaiq Cookbook - 1973

Pork Chop & Pineapple Casserole: The Abqaiq Cookbook - 1973

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Sear pork chops on each side. Place in casserole. Salt and pepper to taste. Brown pineapple slices lightly and put on chops. Add pineapple juice. Cover and bake at 350 degrees until done, about 35 minutes. Baste often. Thicken juice with flour or cornstarch solution.

Sweet and Sour Pork: The Abqaiq Cookbook - 1973

Sweet and Sour Pork: The Abqaiq Cookbook - 1973

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Cut pork into 1 ½ inch cubes and mix well with wine, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Fry pork in deep oil until crisp and golden brown. Turn out on plate.

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 2 (1)

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 2 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The second day of the Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion was packed with fun. Golfers were out of bed early meeting in the hotel lobby at 7:00 a.m.. They were bussed to the Ledgestone Country Club for a "shotgun start" at 8:30 a.m. The tournament was scheduled to last until 2:00 p.m. For you golf enthusiasts, here are some entertaining facts about the Ledgestone Golf Course:

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2006

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2006

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

More than 500 retirees, dependents and friends turned out for the Saudi Aramco Annuitants Silver Reunion held May 29 - June 1 in Branson, MO.

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 3 (1)

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 3 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

It was hard to believe how fast the time was flying when the third day of the reunion arrived. Among the day's activities were the Tennis Tournament, a continuation of the Social and Duplicate Bridge Tournaments and the Sideline Exhibits, or just a day of relaxation and beautification in preparation for the evening semi-formal banquet dinner.

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 3 (1)

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 3 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

With talk of hurricanes headed towards the south-east coast, it was not surprising that the weather was spotty at best. But with some stroke of luck, Monday's weather made way for both the golf and tennis tournaments.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2006

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2006

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Place one tenacious construction manager who also happens to be a discriminating collector of antique maps and prints in the Eastern Province on bachelor status. Then let this “quiet adventurer” loose in the suqs of Saudi Arabia for a couple of years’ worth of Fridays in the late 1970s, and voila – you’ve got a unique collection of craftwork and a book to boot.

Out in the Blue: Letters from Arabia 1937 - 1940

BY AramcoExPats.com / /

In 1937, Tom Barger left North Dakota and Kathleen, his young bride of two weeks, to seek his fortune as a junior geologist in a remote desert country. Out in the Blue is the story of the people he met and the places he explored in Saudi Arabia - before there was oil.

U.S. Teachers Take Arabia Field Trip

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA (December 11, 2005) - Saudi Aramco recently took a group of educators from schools around the United States out for a spin around Saudi Arabia, exhibiting the best of what the country has to offer its citizens and the world.

Hawiyah NGL Project Launched

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Another important step recently was taken in Saudi Arabia's industrialization drive with the beginning of construction of Saudi Aramco's Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Project, which will add hundreds of thousands of barrels of petrochemical feedstock daily to the industrial cities of Jubail on the Arabian Gulf and Yanbu' on the Red Sea.

Join Us for the 2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion (1)

Join Us for the 2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Join us for the 2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion being held May 29th through June 1st in beautiful Branson, Missouri located in America's heartland at the foot of the scenic Ozark Mountains.  We'll be providing daily coverage of memories in the making as friends re-unite over four fun-filled days and nights.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2005

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2005

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Embraced by the stone wall, greeting and guarding, the oleanders, "rose-bays," with blossoms in bunches, clumps of small cups, pink or white, deep green, sand dusted laurel leaves, pointed, narrow, isolate each from each, the beautiful poisonous leaves and blossoms delighting the eye, oleandre, oleandro, oleandrum, lorandrum, these became out of bushes trees beside the door, beside the gate, where you entered, where you went out.

Houston Educators Teach About Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

One year ago Saudi Aramco hosted a group of educators from the Houston area for a nine-day tour of the Kingdom which included visits to Dhahran, Dammam, Al Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah. Participants returned to Houston not only more enriched by their experience but eager to share their deeper understanding of Saudi Arabia with fellow educators and faculty, students, friends and family.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2005

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2005

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

If good international relationships are developed on good individual relationships, the 70-year-plus ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia would seem to be in good shape after an eight-day visit of 12 retired Saudi Aramco employees and family members that ended March 5.