Well this past weekend was absolutely great! I don’t think I know anyone who would ever want their weekend to end, but some weekends in particular when you’re really having fun or enjoying them immensely you just try and hold onto every second as hard as you can!! That’s how my weekend was. On Friday evening is when my weekend started. My dad’s come down to P to visit me from California, . When my dad comes down or any family that we meet after a long time, we usually have a family dinner at someone’s house where all my relatives from my dad’s side get together for some drinks and yummy dinner. Its usually my aunt, my uncle (dad’s brother), my cousins, my cousins kids, my brother in law and so forth. We just all have a blast drinking and eating the night away, recalling good memories and having some laughs. Between my dad’s list of errands to do, his dentist appointments, his meetings with his old IIT college buddies it becomes difficult to figure out when everyone’s free to plan dinners and family get together. But last minute on thursday night we somehow figured out that Friday night would be good. I wanted to try and do it on the weekend so I would have time to cook some stuff since Ive been practicing a lot lately but then Friday was free for everyone so had to grab whatever opportunity I could. I was pretty tired after coming home from work on Friday but by then we had gotten some mutton curry made by Mangal one of our maids who’s really good at making it and rice and other accompaniments had already been arranged. I decided since I couldnt cook the main meal I’ll make something to go along with the drinks so I decided to make onion pakodas (or fritters). When I was growing up onion pakodas were always so yummy to eat and they seemed so complex to make. But after learning how to make them I really was shocked at how simple they are to make! thinly Slice up some onions and add besan (gram flour) till you have a goey type paste and add salt to taste. How easy is that! Then you just deep fry them till their golden brown. So I made that and some cucumber/tomato raita to go along with the mutton curry. I was super nervous cuz since I had moved into my apartment (It’s been one year) I havent invited my family over to see how I set up the place. Everyone was laughing and having a good time talking about movies and golf and all sorts of discussions. It was really a good night . It was really a lot of fun. We all missed my mom a lot though because she would have loved this dinner. The next morning on Saturday my dad went to Bombay to meet some college friends and he came back on Sunday morning the day of his birthday. I got him a white cotton kurta really smart with white embroidery. He complained that he doesnt get the chance to wear kurtas in California but I know he doesnt have a white kurta and this will look very good on him whenever he does get the chance to wear it. We spent the whole day lazing around in the house on Sunday. I took a nice cat nap in the afternoon. Then in the evening my uncle, aunt, my dad and I went to Magnolia a thai restaurant to celebrate his birthday. It was really delicious food. I am not much of a soup person but they have this amazing soup which is chicken in coconut milk with lemon grass thai soup which I cannot get enough of. I have it every time I go there. Then on the way home we picked up some natural’s ice cream (Roasted Almond) and had it with freshly cut strawberries. All in all it was a very wonderful exciting and relaxed weekend. oh and I officially want to say just for the sake of saying it. I am addicted to Facebook.
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