I know I have come to this sad phase, where all I am writing is about the weekend stories only. Blame it on my lack of time for anything but work!work!work! I am hoping I would get to publish those incomplete posts sitting in my drafts, sooner. So, until then please bear with me and my weekend stories 😉
This was one of the weekends where we did neither exciting things ( except for the movie) nor boring things (like cleaning.. yes its boring in my dictionary). We just went by the flow of it and did whatever we love to do usually – like watching TV, cooking some good food and reading some books (which I did, S has no part in this whatsoever).
I was excited to the core on Friday evening as I knew S would come home by midnight. After having my dinner, I waited patiently until I heard the door bell at 11.40Pm. After the first few hugs and all that, I made S listen to all the stories from the past five days – which essentially were a repeat for him after he heard everything on phone already. But wouldnt he miss all of my action? So, I re-told the boring stories until he could no longer listen and slept. Sigh! I got too excited that I hardly slept through, I kept checking the time every ten minutes and I remember last seeing 2.57Am in the clock before falling asleep thankfully. Got up by 7 and was thinking for an hour on what to make (!) I can be so weird at times, I know! How come the thought of making coffee didnt strike me first? Banging my head, I kept the milk to boil and before I knew the milk had spilled all over the stove, kitchen counter and where not?! What a fun way to start the weekend huh.. I cleaned everything for the next 45mins and made 2 cups of coffee with whatever milk was left in the paathram. By this time, husband dear decided to get up and guess what he does immediately after waking up – Blabber until I ask him to stop and repeat everything 🙄 Imagine this, I have the dosa batter kept ready on the kitchen top, I am boiling potatoes and I am making chutney. He asks me if I am making something that my chithi made for us. First, I dont remember what my chithi made for us and next he has no clue what it was too. All this for the Masala Dosa that I was preparing. We had our coffee together – one thing that I love the most 🙂 I prepared the dosas and we had it together too. I sometimes insist S eats his dosas crisp and hot out of the tawa – but till date he has never done it. Though our dosas are soggy and chill by the time we eat them, eating it together makes it the best thing ever! I am enjoying every such moment now, for I am eating alone all the time.
After a long debate, we decided we will not head out immediately and I wanted to have lunch at home. Guess what I made – I made Arachivitta Sambar and Beans Stir Fry. S usually doesn’t prefer anything thats elaborate If I ask him what he would want for lunch or dinner – quick comes the reply – anything thats easy for you, may be just plain rice. I just hate to do that. So, I stopped asking him suggestions. He was pretty excited on seeing the sambar and we have a great meal. I also wanted to prepare something sweet for the dessert but S wouldnt let me step into the kitchen again. Hmpppfff!!! Having planned nothing, we started thinking of several options we had for the evening and decided on a movie again. Yes ppl! We went on for night show – Barfi this weekend 🙂 Two weekends – Two night shows – Two movies!! 😀 I did like the movie but I wouldnt say I loved it – partly because of the very high expectations created by anyone who talked abt it. Only when we came out of the mall did we realize that it was raining outside. I had so much fun, getting wet in the rain shivering with cold , enjoying the bumpy bike ride 🙂
Sunday started out with a lot of experimentation, for I made my famous Oats Pongal (showing off to S eh :P) and I must say I would love this more than the normal Pongal now. I refined my recipe and I was totally glad the way it had turned out and seemed much simpler too. We gulped down the pongal with sambar and chutney and it was a feast 🙂 After taking care of some house hold chores, it was the lunch time again. My initial plan was to make Egg Biryani. But then S ruled it out and said I should go for something simpler and thats when I made this Boiled Egg Roast. Sounds weird isn’t? But its very tempting and tastes best for any rice variety. We just had it with the left over sambar and pickle -feast again 🙂 We didnt do anything else for the kitchen sink was screaming for cleaning and I was dependent on my maid – who thankfully came early. We did a bit of veggie shopping and came back home to prepare a simple dinner of Tendli Stir Fry and Rice which happens to be the fav food for S. What happened after this is the best part 🙂
It was less than 5 mins before S should start for his train back to Chennai and I got this wild idea of him staying with me for three more days so that we both could go back to Chennai together. I was pretty sure my work would be completed by Wednesday and I am already taking off next week for Pooja and with only half a mind, I proposed this plan and S agreed immediately. Wow. Yay. Yippe. I was the happiest person in the world, for that moment. Shouldnt I celebrate? I quickly went into the Kitchen and started preparing French Fries 😀 I said I am weird!! My previous attempts on making KFC- good french fries were total failures and this time I was more than determined to make it happen and it did turn out super!! Though the process is a bit time consuming, I loved re-creating the best fries at home 🙂
Now, this was my normal weekend, how was yours?
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