Persian Food and Birthdays

I drove out to Orange County yesterday to meet up with some of my family at Darya Persian Restaurant. We were celebrating my Pop’s birthday.


My brother Leonard was in town overnight from Dallas so we celebrated early. Bottom left photo in the collage are the 3 who have birthdays in the next few days. My nephew Levi on the 27th, my sister Kathy on the 23rd and my Pop on the 25th. The food photos are what I ordered, a lamb shank with a plate of mixed rice with lima beans and that’s not cheese on top, that’s rice with saffron.


Here’s Uncle Leonard with some of his nieces and one of his nephews. Debbee, Levi, Michelle, Leonard and Melissa.


Leonard, Melissa, Jack, and my SIL Kelly.


My nephew Levi, niece Michelle, and my brother Leonard.


Me and my brother Leonard

The party moved from the restaurant to my parent’s apartment for cake and chai (tea). I hit the long road home from the restaurant. It’s good to “love one another”.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Persian Food and Birthdays

  1. Ellen,
    I know we keep passing each other up. I work right next door to Darya’s. I just know that one day we are going to bump into each other. Didn’t you love their food? There’s another great Persian resturaunt about a mile form Darya’s called Saffron Grille. Excellent food and a great Belly Dancer.
    Anyway, I popped over here because I wanted to let you know that I’ve enjoyed reading your posts so much and I wanted to add you to my blogroll on my Gingerbread Crumbs and Company blog.

    Have a wonderful Memorial weekend.
    Many happy Blessings,

  2. Hi Ellen,

    What a close-knit family you have, and that’s a beautiful thing. And such a happy family too!! I am so impressed you remember everyone’s birthday even your nephews’ (and I am sure your nieces’) — but of course, I can believe it because you are the Hallmark card lady!!!

    Thanks for the compliments on the hummingbird cake. We just finished the not-so-perfect ones yesterday! I think my husband would request that again very soon…

    Also, I appreciate your comments about wanting English things made in England. I can’t believe just how “like-minded” we are on things! 🙂

    Have a wonderful wonderful weekend. I can’t wait to see more of the pretty pictures you are going to take this weekend! 😉


  3. Wonderful!! Family, fun & food. Truly, can anything be better than that?

    I’ve done several posts this week about a SisterWeekend that me and my 3 SisterDears shared last weekend. It was fabulous! It seems spending time with my ssters always makes me happy to the nth degree!

    I also seem to be hungry all of a sudden. 😉

  4. Wow! It looks like a great time was had by all!

    I love your pictures.. they are ALWAYS so very good.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier this week and leaving a message.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. fabulous! that was lamb shank? I’ve never seen that…is it rare meat?? I’m confused…..

    MM, It’s the shank of the lamb cooked till the meat falls off the bone in a special broth. Kind of like a stew. Does that make sense?

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