Its proved yet again that, nothing can be more soothing and relaxing for me than churning up something tasty in the kitchen. I love cooking and I keep saying this to myself when I feel low. Pencils, Paints and Brushes are the close second. While painting has been officially banned for me by S out of the fear that I would totally damage my spine, cooking is one thing no one can stop me from. I felt so good last weekend, for I cooked some good dishes. I am only going to update on the whats been cooking in my kitchen (apart from a very few other updates) during the weekend, for I remember only that part really well.
Saturday started with me getting up as early as 6Am, inspite of the fact that we went to bed as late as 1Am. I was so eager to try out my new formulated ‘Appam Batter’ that sleep seemed less important 😛 And here is the silky smooth Appam with Thengai Paal (Coconut Milk). I felt so nostalgic having it, for I remembered how my mom prepared coconut milk with Appam only for me during my childhood days. Needless to say, S loved it to bits – after all that’s his favorite breakfast 🙂
Lunch-time came up too soon and we both didnt want to have rice. I had this wild idea to make spaghetti and S joined me! We together made Spaghetti in Red Sauce with Veggie Balls. We started off thinking the spaghetti would too less for both of us and when we sat down to have it, it was too much to eat 🙂 It was too good, but next time I am making only half the quantity which is like 1/6th of a spaghetti packet 😀
As if Spaghetti wasn’t enough, I wanted to make something else before going out for the evening. It felt like ages, I had baked something. I hadn’t had a sweet in a long time only worsened my craving. Did I mention I lost like 2.2Kgs during the Diwali season? Yes ppl.. I did!! How could this possibly happen, when I wasn’t even dieting or exercising? I have no clue but before I start my strict regime *I have a plan for my sister’s wedding* I wanted to indulge myself and thats how I made, Eggless-Lowfat-Choco-Cherry-Cake. I need not say, how good it was. Here is a pic
For the evening, we decided to go out and thats how we caught up with Life of Pi. I cant thank S enough for pushing me to go with him to this movie. Words just are failing me, as I am trying to put out my experience watching the movie. There are numerous reasons why I loved the movie and could connect with it. The best visual effects and 3D had me in awe. Screenplay was so gripping and powerful. Technically an awesome movie, which doesnt fail from the story or screenplay part as well. Every dialogue carried an indirect meaning and I was left thinking deeply. Above all, it had such great messages but it isn’t preachy at all. I loved the movie’s take on religion, which is what I am following these days. One message, that I carried back home was that – There is still hope – something I could very instantly relate to it. For the past few days, I had been feeling exceptionally low and I was indeed losing hope with how life was treating me. Now, I am believing that there is still hope. During dinner later that evening, S and I spent a very silent time trying to interpret the multiple meanings we found through the movie. We both were staring into distance and took our own messages out of the movie. We did discuss many aspects of the movie for the rest of the night 🙂
Sunday started with me, making idlis for breakfast. Soon after, I and S exchanged hot oil head massages for each other and God! It felt so good. Even before we realised, it was lunch time again. Why does time move very fast only during weekends?! S was proposing a lunch out. I wasn’t buying that. I wanted to make something good at home and thats how I ended up making Anda Dum Biryani. I cant explain, how good it turned out. S refused to speak even a word while having it all in less than 7 mins 😀 *lets forget the fact that it took me 1.5hrs to make it*
*Blame it on S for not taking a better pic, in all his eagerness to have it first! Please believe me, it definitely tasted great.
S broke out his surprise that he would stay for an additional day only later in the evening 🙂 We went out again and shopped for a bit in a mall, had dinner at the food court. What could be the better way to surprise S back? I took off today 🙂 Luckily, my manager was also on leave today and I badly needed a break, well on Monday itself 😀 S made an awesome Rasam for lunch today *he has mentioned how great the Rasam was, like a 1000times and had gone to an extent of believing he is awesome cook* and we had a relaxing day together. With only 4 days left for next weekend, I believe I have enough energy to live through the weekdays 🙂
Here’s wishing you all a great week ahead! 🙂
*S handed this rose to me this morning – which is a big big surprise coming from S, though its only from our plant 🙂 We also have never seen any rose flower blooming from this plant, as it gets plucked by some passer-by usually. I think this is the first rose, I touched from our plant though it bears around 3 or 4 per week. Isn’t it looking lovely?!