Archive | January 9, 2015

Lunch box for kiddo

At least twice a week, I pack this – Chapathi roll stuffed with different kind of veggies – okra fry or beetroot poriyal or beans usili or mixed veg fry or any other dry veggie mix of your kid’s choice. The easiest lunch box fix. This will work well for few months. At our household, Adi  loved it initially but at the edge of getting bored now. So, its time for me to think of other ideas 😦


Pic 2 – push the chapathi in firmly and roll it as tight as possible. The other side is not tucked in the picture as I was holding the camera in that hand. Otherwise, I roll it with both hands on either side.

Pic 4 – the open edge can be pushed in so that veggie is tightly locked.



P.S: With this post I am on track with blogathon. 9 posts are published so far. Hope to stick on to one post a day from now on.. Phewww!!!


Endangered Species – Science Project

This is another work that we were occupied with in the month of December. Adi was asked to do build an enclosure for an endangered species. She picked Black footed faret and was given two weeks to build this enclosure. We visited the many recommended store Hobby Lobby for supplies but you could buy the entire store for the same price you will spend on the school project aisle. Miniature trees and grasses were costing so high that I dropped the idea of buying miniatures there and came back home with empty hand. On the other side, this girl was threatening me as “Oh you will spend for this and that but not for my school project”.

I then asked her to explain the plan in a piece of paper and took few days to figure out cost effective way to build the model. A visit to the dollar store, walmart, small branches from bushes near our home and supplies from our pantry were more than enough to build the model.

Adi at work


Bird’s eye view:



Aluminium foil on the over bridge to give steel look was Adi’s idea.We worked on it for almost 3 to 4 days to make it perfect. I was impressed with Adi’s dedication in this project. Needless to day, she received an A+ for this project.


Summary by Adi:


P.S: While drafting this post I was not able to recollect the name “enclosure”. So, asked this girl about it. Here is our convo:

Self: Pappa, what was that you built for black footed faret?
Adi: Why you ask?
Self: Just like that, please tell me na..
Adi: “Enclosure”. Why would you ask “just like that”. You upto something amma. Hold on, are you posting about this somewhere?
She doesn’t know about this blog yet or so I believe. I am not sure how long will I be able to keep this blog away from her. Let’s see..