Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10 - Restart

After a really really long time, the kid starts her yoga with the OA.  I need to pitch in soon too.  Why is it that I dont keep up with my exercise every day and do it only when the health is under serious threat??

That aside, while the OA says he is being much more alert due to my health, nothing stops my binge eating, I am such a bad patient I say..

March 9 - Pav Bhaji :)

 You can easily find out something is wrong with me if I am cooking continuously and that too out of the regular rice and veggie stuff... Pav Bhaji it is and you can imagine the surprise of the OA when I make this for the kid's lunch box early in the morning.  I think I am seriously sick :-p

March 8 - Lazy No Cooking Day

No prizes for guessing this food lump in my plate considering our family is great at one-pot meals and better still any and every type of upma.  The OA makes broccoli, spinach, upma with lots and lots of chillies.. yumm!!!

March 7 - Old World US

In the world of Imax and latest  movies in theaters, I love this place for the way it looks, the movies it screens.

March 6 - An outing

The doctor visits, the blood tests, the results, the wait is driving me crazy these days, so I decide to cool off a bit and shop for self and the kid.

March 5 - Spicy and home-made

Life is good for people like me who have friends who know you love to eat and hate to cook ;).  The friend made some at home and brings them over.. Love!!!

March 4 - Spy Can Craft

The kids make their I-spy jars with a theme of the scout law.   Love the way the kids are expressing themselves these days.

March 3 - Love Letter :)

This was the note the kid had written back in her 1st week of 1st grade days :).  Her spellings do kill me even now but looking at this I am so much more thankful that lord is being cinde to me :) 

March 2 - Pasta Salad

Made pasta for kids lunch, added Trader Joes Veggie mix, a few sauces and jalapenos for a yumm breakfast for self.

March 1 - The Magnet Wall

Wanted to pick up some soveniers of the states we had been to in US and take it back home, I am tired of the knickknacks, the need to dust them, keep them in curios and honestly I am beginning to think they are clutter, so magnets it is that we are taking back as memories and this is a wall with a small iron door electric panel which we use to display our visits.

Kid loves this and keeps changing the display once in a while.

Feb 28 - Bookish Fish :)

My crazy title does not have anything to do with these books able to read or whatever, it is just that these happen to be the residents of the kids library section and I love to look at them as the kid goes through her business :).

Feb 27 - Pongal Temple Style

For a family who goes to temple to eat good food and see God in that order, I have never made katt pongal at home.  Thanks to Vah Chef and his wife, my life has become simpler.  I love the authentic Sailus food recipes but with the ease of looking them cook, Vah Chef video it is that guided me through.

Yum, one pot meal :).

Feb 26 - Nice Thought

Saw at the senior center where the girls meet for their scout meeting..

and the girls made their own brownie contract, their own rules for the troop based on the GS law.

I am surprised at the choice of their words like inclusive, personal space.  My tiny little daisies all grown up and talking sense :)

Feb 25 - Cooking With Onion :)

Since the kid had been to the Isha kids camp this summer, the usually if-left-to-her-choice-never-touch-a-veggie kid did not want to eat onions anymore declaring it to be nonpranic.  OA being the experiment master he is decide that there is no harm taking out the onion.  Me being the lazy cook with one less thing to cut was happy.

Then starts my crocodile fest, to make the gravies without onion 😛.  After 7 months comes the onion at home in cooking, so it is an occasion to remember.