Meal for Us

5 Dec

I have many wonderful friends and am ever so lucky that one of them loves to cook creatively. She actually enjoys the challenge. She thought that making food for my family would be a good one. We were invited over this weekend to her lovely home, with a great kitchen, where she prepared a wonderful spread of Indian-themed cuisine that was dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut-free. She even whipped up a salad dressing when she saw that the store-bought one would not suit our needs. Plus for dessert she made us some chocolate molasses spiced cookies! OMG she is wonderful!

I have no idea what the names of the dishes so either I am guessing what it’s called or will list the main ingredients in them…

1. Basmati Rice

2. Spicy jalapeno potatoes

3. Curried chicken

4. Saag – Indian spiced-spinach

5. Garden salad which included her on the whim dressing – vinegar, mustard, herbs with lavendar (YUMMY!)

Why don’t I ever remember to take pictures?! I wish I was as talented as she because it looks like cooking comes second nature to her. I am so thankful for her hospitality and taking on a crazy spread like she did. I’ll have to try making Indian food too. I’ll have to invest in some spices. I thought it was funny when my friend opened a drawer in her kitchen and it was just purely spices.

It’s a bonus to spend time with her family too, her little boy is ridiculously cute and smart. Our boys are two months apart. Mantou thanks him for sharing his fun and “scary” toys.  I look forward to our next get-together.

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