SNIPPETS OF THE BUSY WEEK…

As I mentioned in my earlier post , there was a function in the family and there where lots of guests staying over at our home.

Lots of cooking , awesome food was on the menu and so a lot of hectic schedule and running about.

This is the table you see set up at my sister in laws place.. I did not click pictures of the party at my house as I was busy cooking and serving but I did click pictures at my sister in laws house..which will give you an idea of type of table that is set when we have guest over.

                             KALWA CHE TONAK

                                       TEESRYO SUKHA

                          CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

 

THE MENU WAS A COMPLETE MENU WITH VEG AND NON VEG DISHES IN EQUAL QUANTITIES. I THINK THE VEG HAD OUTNUMBERED THE NOT-VEG

BUSY DAYS AHEAD…

Next few days are going to be very busy with celebrations in the family , my sister in laws eldest daughter is getting engaged and hence the first child on my husbands side is getting married. Its always the first one who is very special so there is lot of planning , shopping and cooking going on.. 

We have guests from outstation visiting and staying over for a couple of days and then about 10 coming for lunch the day they leave for their home town.

In India food plays a very important part in the hospitality department and hence you have to be particular about what is to be cooked and served.

I have to plan two different set of meals the first one where I will have about 5 people over will be a total fishy meal and the other one which has about 15 people will be a complete vegeterian menu . so, it will be interesting to cook those meals .. I will be putting in the menus after the guest have gone back ..

We can share and also talk about some other menus.

 

TEA…

RAIN .. brings along with it lots of cups of tea.I feel like having an unlimited supply of tea when it rains, it makes me feel warm and cozy as I have said earlier Rainy season is the most favorite season of all for me.. I love it when it rains 

HERE ARE SOME SNAPSHOTS OF MY RAINY DAY WITH TEA…

 

THIS IS HOW MY KITCHEN WAS YESTERDAY WHEN I CAME TO MAKE MY EVENING TEA

 

 

 

SMALL ROOMS…

I Love interiors and In India with space being at a premium our apartment homes especially in place like Mumbai I live are really very tiny..
Our needs are the same , but with space being less we have to do a lot of compromises , secondly once done its difficult to change the furniture or the arrangement as again the space is just enough for what you plan to put in your room
Hence my hobby is going through various interior sites which are a eye candy for me.. I love looking at the pictures and hoping I can decorate my place in that way.. I know I cannot but visually and mentally I am transported into that room and place instantly.
Let me share with you some pictures which are taken from the BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS site and which inspire me to think about decorating and make me feel good ..
(I am in no way connected with the site its just my personal liking that I am sharing with you)

HERE ARE SOME SMALL BEDROOMS WHICH I LOVE AND GET TRULY INSPIRED.

SUCH A BEAUTY .. LOVE THE CURTAINS THAT MATCH THE PILLOW CASES

COMPACT BUT COZY.

Bedroom Editing

MORE OF A BOY OR MAN’S ROOM

 

One Color, Endless Possibilities

BRIGHT .. THEME..But personally I would have used a light blue or green shade for the curtains and the covers to reduce the brightness of the room and give it a mellower effect.

 

Vibrant and Fun

Pops of Pattern

LOVE THE ABOVE COLOUR COMBINATIONS PERFECT FOR MY TASTE.

DEVELOPING VALUES IN YOUR CHILD….

We as parents are responsible to build up a strong foundation of values in our children, It is always good to start as early as possible so that they become traits , they become habits.

VALUES can be taught by practicing them regularly , teach them by example.. you are their role model they are constantly observing you, observing your reactions to situations, your interaction with people and that what helps them build up their personality,

while teaching them to do certain things we teach ourselves too, Its not that we are perfect and as we go along life we feel that we have to have some qualities which are good to have in us but we lack in those , so why not make a fresh beginning with your child , try to follow what you want to teach them even if you do have not ever practiced it but always wanted to do so..

Here are  my few .. You can always add in yours in the comments section for others to read the best ones I will put it here along with your name giving you credit to my list.. so please do contribute.

1. HONESTY: According to me a number one quality that is very essential for building good relationships and living a fruitful life. When                        you gain trust you are always loved and respected.

2.   JOY: Teach your child to find joy in what he does and not necessarily in what he wants to do.. its not always that you get to where                 you want to , Its not always that in-spite of working hard on a thing you do not achieve what you deserve but that should not                 stop you from enjoying it find joy as it is inevitable for that moment , work hard again and try to achieve what you have not but               don’t waste the today thinking of the past.

3. POSITIVE ATTITUDE: Life is your attitude , how you look at things and they way you react to it..being positive helps in your success                                         as well as your failure.    

4. LOVE OTHERS: Teach kids to love others, look at things with warmth and care, think from the other persons perspective.

5.   FAITH: Teach him to have faith in himself, his parents and god . 

These are some of the things I can think about please add yours..

 

FOR FRIENDS…

TRY DOING THIS FOR YOUR FRIENDS..

NEVER TAKE ACTION WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY..

It might spoil something that is precious , something that is worthwhile,  take a little time, go home, think over it think from the other persons perspective and then take action ,

It so happens that you might overreact in a certain situation and  then when repent it later so its best that you give a thought before you react

NEVER MISS THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENTS YOU SPEND TOGETHER THEY MAKE MEMORIES  make the most of those..

moments come and go, years roll by , times change and with that people so don’t let this moment go waste enjoy the things you like to do together it’s not that you might feel the same way many years later , as time goes by situations , circumstances change and so do people , the things that you used to enjoy seem childish seem foolish and so also the pleasure of enjoying them so make the most of what you enjoy now.

QUICK EGG PARATHA…

A quick tiffiin recipe which I cooked yesterday.. this is such a quick  and filling dish which you can make with leftover rotis and pack your kids lunch box or even have it for breakfast

I am going to write the ingredients and method together so that you can easily  make it as you read the recipe

BEAT 4 EGGS ( one for the each roti)

Add salt, pepper, chopped onions ,green chillies,and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Heat a tawa or pan add 2 tsp of oil or more if required

pour the beaten egg mixture on the tawa and let it cook for about 30 sec

keep a leftover roti on this mix and press

when cooked turn the roti to the other side

serve hot with ketchup or roll and fill up the lunch box.

YUMMINESS IN NO TIME…

 

MORE FRIENDS QUOTES..

Here are few more friendly quotes which I have found..

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I won’t call all of them quotes.. Some of them can be called saying…

  1. FRIENDS ARE GIFTS TO US…

Treat your friends as they are our precious gifts take great care, maintain healthy a healthy relationship, and never take your friends for granted.

Treat your friends just the way you would like to be treated. THE BEST WAY TO HAVE A FRIEND IS TO BE ONE…

 

2. NEVER BE JEALOUS OF YOUR FRIEND, CHEER THEM ON THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENT.

There will be days when you are not in an equal balance there will be imbalance in the way you work the things you accomplish , the success that is yours and various other things , but this is the time you have to think in a mature way , don’t let anything come between you and your friend . Give her/ him cheerful thumbs up and rejoice for her/him.

  1. NEVER MEASURE HOW MUCH YOU GIVE OR GET.

Always give never expect to get, when you do that there is lots of pleasure in the giving it comes from the heart, but once you start comparing the things that you give each other in terms of money the pleasure is lost .

4. KEEP YOUR FRIENDS SECRETS.

This is the most important thing if you have to maintain a great relationship and be a good friend, be their confidant, keep their secrets and off course share yours. Each one has that something

5. NEVER LIE

Lying is something that guarantees a break of a good relationship or friendship. Trust is the base of any good relationship and once you lie that trust is broken forever, And once broken the crack will always be there how much ever you try to mend it.

 

 

 

 

 

APPRECIATE….

EVERY PERSON HAS SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT THEM IF YOU’RE WILLING TO LOOK 

Every person is special , he/ she has that something special by which he or she is an individual,  try to search for it..

Search for goodness in the other person, learn from it. Each one has one good trait which will help you be a better person.

Make a list today of your friends and against it write what you find good in him/her which you would like to bring into your life.

When you sit and think over it.. I am sure you will appreciate your friend better and also look at them with a different perspective when you next meet.

NOW…

Its 12.15 in the afternoon , Just had my afternoon cup of tea and watching my favorite home videos as I am writing this.

I love this time of the afternoon as I have just about finished my morning routine and have a little bit of free time to myself.

COOKED: Today I am invited by a friend at her home for lunch , She is having a religious function and here in India we invite people over for lunch after the ceremony sometimes , Its only extended family or sometimes its friends and family.

But had to cook for my son and hubby so I made a new type of vegetable with snake gourd and val beans , Toi or Dal, rice chapatis and leftover stuffed brinjal or bharleli Vangi. I also prepared dinner for the night I made spinach with masoor Dal with coconut masala.

WATCH: I will be watching the IPL match between  CHENNAI SUPER KING and KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS…and off-course lots and lots of videos featuring cooking , shopping hauls and daily life of moms with young kids.

will go for a quick 1/2 hour walk now.

Have to do the menu plan for next week.. and a to do list for the month of May.

READING: nothing much right now other than my favorite blogs which are plenty so no time for reading books.. I have so many piled up that it worries me , as nowadays I tend not to read much , whenever I get time I am on my i pad or I am sitting at my computer reading , I just don’t seem to have the patience to read books.But I am going to start  off course I do read short stories which are easy to finish and also some self-help books where there is no continuity you can just read a chapter and absorb and wait to read the others.

I love watching and reading other blogs because I get to know the lives of people who are away or near from us , living in the same times but still leading lives that are so different from each other. It helps me live my life in a different way , makes me happy to be able to connect (even if its only from my side) with people unknown and so far off , but reading blogs and watching vlog make them so much closer .

SO THANKS ALL YOU FRIENDS WHO LIKE ME TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE POSTS AND SHARE THEIR LIVES WITH ALL OF US..