Monday, March 12, 2007

Happy Happy Happy Birth....

The husband's midnight birthday celebration, sort of. We had some friends over and his ultimate dish is Murghi (Chicken) curry. Their was some drinking, okay a lot of drinking and some cooking. The recipe is so top secret, I still don't know the ingredients. However I do know he marinates the chicken in yogurt, garam masala, ground cumin & coriander, chili powder, lemon juice and salt for an hour or two; the longer the better. During the winter months, the chicken is broiled in the oven at 450F degrees and in the summer it's grilled. That in itself is so tasty, I usually just munch on those. Then onion and garlic are sauted with bay leaf and cinnamon stick in a large pan with vegetable oil on medium high heat. After adding tomotoes, garam masala, chili powder and other great spices; he lets it simmer for a good hour- hour and half

As soon as I have the recipe down to the tee, I'll share it with everyone.
We usually eat this with rice but naan is a great accompaniment.

This post is for my wonderful husband, that's a great cook if he wants to be. Happy Birthday Love

Monday morning blues

Springing forward is fun and all but I really wasn't expecting it to be dark and gazy at 6:45am. After getting ready for work, preparing my lunch and heating up the car, I noticed it was still very dark outside. When I looked at my car clock, it read 6:51am. Because I am generally out of it in the morning anyway, I thought I woke up too early for work.

As I started to make my way up the stairs to tell the hubby about the accident, it dawned on me that Springing forward to save energy was a cause of all this. I walked back down, restarted the car, ensured my cell phone was in the purse and started to pull away when I realized, I forgot my lunch on the stairs. Damnit, why do these things happen to me on a Monday morning? Parked the car, got my lunch and headed out. Safe and Sound. As I pulled away from my street, I told myself if I forgot anything else, it doesn't matter. On the way to work, I noticed the beautiful sun rising through the never ending forest behind me. That's when I realize, that maybe waking up an hour early isn't great, but witnessing the work of nature on my way to work makes it all worth it.

Though dragging myself out of bed every morning and overcoming morning blues won't be easy, I hope watching the sun rise while driving to work will be inspiration enough.