It was the weekend at home in Bangalore after spending 3 weekends in Chennai. That demanded so much cleaning and dusting. The house was occupied by spiders and cobwebs with Cockroaches took hold of the administration (they still are, even after so much cleaning/killing – not sure how to get rid of them). Had a loads and loads of clothes to be laundered and another truck loads of clothes to be folded 😦 All-in-all the house was close to a devil’s place for the last week still making it habitable for ppl like me with the help of S (what, he needs to come to rescue for killing cockroaches and other insects).
Saturday – Woke up pretty fresh at 6.15 itself 🙂 I started doing the clothes first, cleaning up the pooja room singing slokas in a high pitch – first I cant sing to myself and secondly in a lame attempt to wake up S. But who I am kidding? The husband managed to sleep until 9 even with loud noises (courtesy me 😛 ) Prepared breakfast of Idli-Chutney. Dried out the clothes. Pulled out S from the bed (what joy!) and had breakfast. I was planning for all the cooking that I intended to do for the weekend and found I didn’t have majority of the stuff needed which meant going for grocery shopping on a weekend which meant all the malls-hypermarkets-supermarkets-small-roadside-shops would be so so crowded in Bangalore. That is the last thing I would want to do on a weekend, but unfortunately if I wanted to cook to my heart’s content, I would need to shop and I was pushing out the idea. When it couldn’t have been more boring, got to watch Tangled movie. I love animation movies.. I love them totally!!! This is one movie I had been wanting to watch for the past two years and somehow it didnt happen… glad that I saw it and loved it. It was lunch time already and I decided to make a pakka Andhra lunch 😀 Came up with the below menu and we both enjoyed so much!
- Mukkala Pulusu
- Mudha Pappu
- Potato Fry
After taking a power nap, we were ready to hit the Hypercity for our grocery shopping. No matter what time it is, the fact is that the Bangalore malls and hypermarkets are going to be so crowded..Came back home exhausted but cooking is the energizer for me! I immediately started cooking some evening snacks along with the coffee. Made Cream of Pumpkin Soup (which was so so good) and Momos with Red Chutney (I loved it so much so I am going to make this often).
I started preparing the recipe of the weekend – Mango Cheese Cake immediately right after. I was so interested in the recipe that I could only think of it until I finished it. I was immensely satisfied with the initial results especially preparing the cream cheese also at home. Only downside is that the cake needs to rest in the fridge for 8 hours before we could dig into it, which meant I had to be patient. To take off my thoughts of the cheese cake, watched Kung fu Panda – for the nth time (for I love it so so much). The night was filled with dreams on my mango cheese cake only… with a slide show of yummy looking cake to a disastrous one!! Forgot to mention that I also got to eat some yummy Bread Omelets prepared by the husband for the dinner. I tell you, he would turn out to be an awesome cook, if he had little discipline and more interest 🙂 (Usually the kitchen would look like storm hit for any simple dish that he makes and I would end up cleaning for hours. But I can see him shifting :P)
Woke up with the only interest of checking on my cheese cakes and there they were, my beauties –
Prepared breakfast of Dosa – Coconut Chutney and all I was waiting for was to take a bite of my cheese cake. It just melted in my mouth – just the way it has to be, yummy totally yummy! I remained sunken in the victory of my mango cheese cakes that I had forgot about the lunch. Quickly prepared Mushroom Fried Rice and Chinese Garlic Vegetable Stir Fry. S loved the fried rice while I was in love with my crunchy vegetables with garlic flavor. Sunday evening saw us go on shopping again (!) just to kill some time. Came back home exhausted again but what can be more refreshing than hot piping cup of maggi – simple and awesome. Again forgot to mention about the little cleaning we did in between all this cooking. Managed to kill some 9 cockroaches (hunt is on with the help of Mortein for the rest of their clan) and dusted the house. There is always some scope for cleaning – with my home, I dont know why!
This was our weekend – spent mostly at home with home cooked food and lots of TV 🙂