Leverage is the Name of the Game

After all these years, I think I am finally beginning to learn how this game is played.

You say “Oh! I have been having a headache all day”.

And, magically, pooha umpa appears on the kitchen nook.

Try it and let me know if the magic works.

Leverage is the name of the game.

Speaking of leverage, have you ever heard the phrase when life gives you lemons, make lemonade with them?

Well, there is a slight twist to it.

I give my resident magician Rohit Dhamankar some curdled milk. He gives me panneer, masala milk, peda and rasagoola.

Not a bad deal, eh?

The World’s Best Sweet Potato Casserole

I have been very bad this year. Also, I know Santa put me on his Naughty list in early Jan.

It is ok. I don’t really mind.

Because, look what my friend Jyotsna Rao brought over. The world’s best sweet potato casserole. Yum!! Thanks J!

I hope y’all are winding down the year and getting ready for Christmas.

Happy Karthikai Deepam

Happy Karthigai Deepam!

Every Karthigai Deepam the person I miss the most is my mother-in-law Girija. She made the world’s best Adai and paniyaram to celebrate Karthigai Deepam.

The boy and I lit lamps around the house and made adai with lots of coconut pieces. It is my way of paying homage to my mother-in-law Girija.

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In Sickness and In Health

We all need at least one friend to make us soup/rasam when we are sick.

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What if you are lucky enough to have both mushroom soup and sukku (dried ginger) milagu (black pepper) thippili (long pepper) rasam within a couple of days from 2 different friends? In my dictionary, that is kind of like winning 2 mega lotteries within a couple of days.

Thanks Chandreka Kaushik and Rohit Dhamankar. Perhaps, I should pull of the “cold” act a few more days.