Never in my wildest childhood dreams I would have imagined that I would get up on a Sunday morning and make coffee and pancake; then, follow it up with archuvitta sambar, baby potato roast and beans poriyal.
Never in my wildest childhood dreams.
Life takes twists and turns.
And, I find myself in the kitchen.
I don’t want to romanticize this ACT by saying it is done out of love.
Because, nothing would be further away from the truth.
It is called freaking Karma Yoga (the Path of Selfless Service Karma Yoga is the path of ‘action’).
I also do it because boys seem to look forward to weekend lunch together. And, I would hate to disappoint them.
Tis the season…for hot cocoa for the boys.
A little cup of cocoa
A little cup of cocoa,
I’m sending ’round your way.
I hope that you’ll enjoy it,
on some cold and wintery day!
As you sip this cocoa,
it’s warmth will warm your heart,
just like your friendship warmed up mine,
right from the very start!
Thanksgiving break week started off very rough.
I thank you all for sending your positives vibes to Ari (who was sick and in the ER last week) and the family.I do believe those positive vibes work. Because, thanks to all the positive vibes, our week did progress well and we spent the last few days surrounded by the warmth and cheer of friends and family.
Despite my ever present restraint in indulging with food, I ate more than I should have….but, that is only because the food was served with so much heartfelt love and so much care. My SIL Rema’s mango-fruit based dessert, my new friend Uma’s elaborate spread of vegetable curries, and aloo paratha, my girlfriend Sukanya’s bhel and vadai (which reminded my so much of Mommy’s vadai) and filter coffee, my enthu friend CK’s pulav, my buddy Vijaya’s sweet potato casserole (which is queen-of-all-cooks Jyotsna’s and her daughter Ashlesha tried and tested recipe; thanks to Kaushik for baking the casserole in Rohit’s oven), my neighbor Rohit’s besan laddoos and more.
Now, as if all that was not a big enough list to be grateful for…just as I was getting ready to call his weekend a wrap, our next door neighbor’s 10 year old nephew (visiting from New Jersey) who became buddies with the boys….brought over some fresh guacamole that he had made. (side note: He had left the huge avacado seed in the guacamole and when I asked him why….he quipped that it was to prevent the guacamole from browning too quickly. I am just so impressed with kids…they know so much….stuff that I don’t know!)
If you think I ate so much that my stomach hurt…that is quite not right. Because, my stomach hurt more from the non-stop laughter.
I am so grateful for this break and all the folks who made it the most memorable Thanksgiving ever (I know….I know…I say that ever year. But, truly, it was memorable).
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too.
Now, the race to the end of 2017. Just few more weeks….and than we can all take a break during the holidays. Hang in there.
I admit it.
I am a laggard in adopting any new technology.
But, the boys finally got me hooked on #fitbit
And, I do love it!