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.

Homemade Corned Beef: Dhahran Women's Group, Family Favorites - Volume 1, 1987

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Pour cold water in crock or enamel container. Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add beef brisket or tongue weighing no more than 3-1/2 to 4 pounds. Place in refrigerator, covered for 2 to 2 1/2 weeks. When ready to cook, place meat in cold water. Boil until tender, adding more of the brine seasoning if flavor is lost in cold water (about 1 cup).

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

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Delicious Arab Rice made with meat such as lamb, chicken or fish. In a deep pan saute the onion in the oil until yellowish. Add half the Bazar, lime and cardamom. Stir a little. Add the meat and stir for 3 to 4 minutes; add salt, tomatoes and stir until they are well distributed.

Beef Tenderloin Curry

Beef Tenderloin Curry

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Marinate meat with spice powders, salt, pepper and vinegar. Sauté onions, garlic and ginger in shortening. When tender, add tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

More Musings

BY Alan McKeegan / /

Okay, I'll try again. Thought a picture of my folks might help jog some of the older memories out there. Mom and Dad are Helen and Barney McKeegan who spent about 10 years in Dhahran. My Dad arrived in the field in 1944 and my Mom and I and my two sisters arrived in 1947.

Shrimp Mediterranean: Cooking With Vic

Shrimp Mediterranean: Cooking With Vic

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Cooking With Vic, Published in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe baking dish. Cover the dish and microwave on high for two minutes. Stir well. Microwave for another three minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and are just done.

Vic and TJ Friedmann Love North Carolina

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Vic and TJ Friedmann and son, Alexander, joined Aramco in 1974. Vic, a geophysicist in the Exploration Department, and family were initially assigned to the Croydon, England office in October 1974. Alexander attended the local school there.

An Old Hand

BY Alan McKeegan / /

When I first got turned on to your new site, I thought it looked like another site for mostly the ones who came to the field after 1960, and so, thought it might be another waste of my "Valuable" time.

Tangy Green Beans: The Abqaiq Cookbook - 1973

BY The Abqaiq Cookbook - 1973 / /

Heat the mustard, sugar, butter and salt slowly, stirring constantly. Add the lemon juice and vinegar. Pour over beans and heat thoroughly.