Lazy Sunday morning
I live in queenly solitary splendour on the ground floor, Kid#1 and DIL occupy one bedroom and Kid#2 another on the first floor. The three dogs keep wandering upstairs, downstairs and in My Lady’s Chamber as the mood gets them.
So on the lazy Sunday morning I woke up at 10 am – or rather was woken up by the dog trying to nibble my toe. The said toe was clad in a brown woollen sock and the dog might have thought it had discovered a bone or something. I checked the time and groaned – I could have slept some more. Sigh! Wandered into the kitchen followed by all three dogs … the kids were still asleep. Made myself a cup of chai and started planning lunch. We dont do breakfast on Sunday – we surface around noon, and then wonder where Sunday went. I wanted a purely vegetarian meal, but knew that the kids would mutiny. Here was an absolutely lovely challenge – do a veg. meal without my carnivorous kids throwing tantrums. I soooooo love a challenge 😛
I made veg fried rice with a stir fry vegetables in almond sauce. It was divine and all of it got polished off
Yayyy. The almond sauce was finger licking yummy. I got the recipe from Tarla Dalal. Internet is a blessing isn’t it?
Kid#1 is the other cook in the house. He loves to cook very innovative and adventurous dishes. They turn out very very delicious. We had Thai food in the night – yes lots of chicken and prawns.
Kid#2 is a very huge foodie. As a child he got into a major fight with Kid#1 because he was having the most delicious dream of eating an entire chocolate cake all by himself and Kid#1woke him up. The way he raved and cried, I swear, one could have mistaken it for a real chocolate cake and not a dream. He was in heaven and Kid#1 woke him up to reality. We still laugh about that one.
We were lolling around replete, when DIL’s siblings came on Skype – love the internet!!! DIL started telling her siblings about the wonderful Sunday she had and the lovely home made meals. She was positively drooling as she described the items, the sauces ….. droool!
After the call Kid#1 decided to have some fun
Kid#1 : Winking at me : Babe dont you ever want to cook and feed us?
DIL : No, absolutely not!
Kid#1 : Why?
DIL : You and Mom need people to appreciate their efforts too. Hai Na Chotey???
Kid#2 : Absolutely right Bhabhi! Let the cookers cook, we know our role … we are the eaters
Laughter all around