Someoneâ€™s birthday is tomorrow!
I met my Husband when he was 19 years old, and tomorrow, he turns 26!
We had a wonderful homecooked Indian meal. But first, my mother-in-law and I did a bunch of gift shopping (weâ€™re so last minute) and grocery shopping.
While we shopped, I had a Mojo bar and a banana:
When we got back, we got to cooking. My mother and sister-in-law made one appetizer and three delicious main dishes from this cookbook. All the meals were vegetarian (my in-laws are veg, but my sister-in-law is not):
One of our tasks was to bust open the coconut that my mother-in-law needed for the Indian pancakes. I referred to an old post of mine where I asked yaâ€™ll how to open a coconut, so we baked it for 5 minutes and then attacked it with a hammer and nail.
I gave up after a while, and the Husband took over:
I decided to supervise and drink wine:
Eventuallyâ€¦ SUCCESS! We had to pound it with a hammer.
The appetizer was Indian pancakes with mint yogurt sauce and spinach pastries (which werenâ€™t homemade):
I had two pancakes and two pastries.
Entrees included saag paneer, a rice and eggplant dish, and fried broccoli:
And then it was time for dessert. I put all the candles on the cake and nearly burned my arm off in the process. It was like a chocolate inferno!
I had a small slice and a few more glasses of wine.
Happy Birthday, Husband! I love you. 🙂
Fun facts about the Husband: He weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces at birth â€“ but he wasnâ€™t premature; he gets his license to be a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in June; he was born in Reading, England; his real name is Kristien; he was the amateur national golf champion of England when he was 13; and he loves to sing in the car.
Whatâ€™s one fun fact about YOU?