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Thursday, February 1, 2007

“If we never get down it wouldn't be a let down
But sugar don't forget what you already know
I could be the one to turn you on
We could be the talk across the town
Don't judge me by the color, confuse it for another
You might regret what you let slip away”

I was just telling the husband that I have lost all concepts of weekdays and weekends. Why, you ask? Well....during the weekdays I work and the weekends too I work. No, I did not get a second job. Running a household is a job! And don’t you forget it. I am beginning to realize, never to undermine a true housewife’s work. I guess I would categorize myself as a modern day woman, living a blended lifestyle of a career woman and a housewife. I work 40 hours a week, give or take a few hours between the low and high govt. budget periods. I come home and I have someone to feed, I have laundry to do, the dishes won’t clean themselves and neither will the apt. In the midst of all the chaos of house chores, there are bills that need to be paid, social obligations with friends and family and I have to somehow maintain my good streak of working out. Whew! Even with the few free minutes that Amit gets in between his demanding school schedule and work days to help out around the house, I still spend my weekend’s grocery shopping, cleaning the house etc. There was a time when I would dance my weekend away; Dance was my passion, my escape; Of course my new life called for a new passion and it looks like cooking has turned into my new fervor. Looking up recipes, altering it to my taste and playing spices have become my new obsession. It is the best feeling when the dish turns out lip-smacking and leaves Amit wanting more. I must say the old adage “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is in fact factual. One great meal = attention showering, errands running, TLC giving, one very happy man! Here is a very easy and yummy Konkani breakfast/snack. One of Amit’s and my favorites:

Bread Upkari

1) 6 – 8 slices of bread (wheat bread is healthier)
2) 2-3 tsp of ghee
3) 1 tsp mustard seeds
4) 1 tsp urad daal
5) 1 tsp red chilli powder
6) 1 spring curry leaves
7) 3 green chillies chopped
8) 1 tbsp sugar
9) Salt to taste

To make:
Tear bread slides into pieces
In a pan heat ghee and add the mustard seeds, urad daal, curry leaves, green chillies and fry for about 1-2 mins
Add the bread pieces, ½ tsp of ghee, red chilli powder, sugar and salt.
Once the bread pieces start browning, mix well and serve with tea or coffee.
Until the next ranting...Happy Cooking :o)
PS (Yay! Ilan wins Top Chef. Swati must be rejoicing)


Chai said...

duuuude, move to nyc to feed your sis and me. :)

you are inspiring me to cook some konk meals this weekend.

and in terms of household chores, try to divide it up with hubby. he should do a little bit too (like washing dishes or sorting the laundry). something. anything helps. at least, that is what i tell T (i don't use his full name when i blog).

AnuZi said...

Hi Chai

Gald you have been inspired! I read your blog about trying the vegan thing out. I'll try to post Vegan recipes that are super yummy :o)
As far as the chores go..hubby does help out. But if he is crunching away on a take home exam, papers and hw..he barely gets time to say hello to me! And in all honesty, the chores are constant because I am the biggest neat freak ever! If I had time on my side I would be vaccuming all day! and the reason I gorcery shop so much is because I think up and read up new recipes every day. So in conclusion the chores are really more self inflicted. hehe.
By the way, love your blog..keep the great enteries coming :o)

Swati said...

Yes that's right, Ilan won and I was rejoicing (you know me too well lol)! Maybe I should write an entry.. "ode to Ilan.. my future husband" hahaha

Swati said...

Oh and that upkari does look YUMMY. Send some with mom n dad when they visit me next weekend :-D

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