This past couple of weeks, I have made two dishes. I made a Syrian dish called Jaj Bil Forin and a Lebanese rice pudding dish. Jaj Bil Forin in Syrian means “chicken in oven”. This dish is baked chicken and potatoes seasoned with garlic, paprika, coriander, salt, and pepper. The chicken and potatoes were baked in a hot oven for 50 minutes. The dish was covered in tin foil until the chicken was fully cooked. Then, I removed the tin foil and turned the oven on a high broil to make the potatoes crispy and slightly golden. The Syrian dish was delicious and filling. However, The flavors were much less refined that some of the other dishes I have prepared. The Lebanese rice pudding is made of boiled white rice, milk, sugar, and orange blossom water. I first boiled the rice, milk, and sugar together until the rice softened. Then, I added cornstarch to thicken the mixture to a pudding consistency. Finally, I added orange blossom water for flavor and topped the pudding with crushed pistachios. In the end, the pudding tasted a little strange, as I may have added to much orange blossom water. I am working on attaching the videos that I film and edit onto my posts.