Archive | November 26, 2017

Chicken roast – Day 23

Thanks to Jo for sharing this recipe video.

I made shrimp roast for Thanksgiving lunch. It was polished off by friend’s kids in no time.

And now second day in a row, I made chicken roast following same recipe and it came out very well that even M gave thumbs up. The best part is its with less ingredients and easy to make (if you ignore the roasting part). Even that is not very hard. You have to let it boil stirring occasionally and then stir for around 5 minutes when most of the water is evaporated and its ready to be roasted with little more oil.

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1. Grind below items to a smooth paste
pearl onion, tomato, green chillies, ginger, garlic, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves, salt. (onion, tomato and garlic are optional)
2. Heat kadai, add a spoon of coconut oil, add ground paste, add meat (shrimp/chicken), add water as required to cover the meat and cook in medium flame for around 15 minutes until the water evaporates.
3. Add more oil curry leaves and keep stirring until it comes out as a nice fry. The color will change while roasting.

My improvisations were to add pearl onions, tomatoes and garlic to the grinding mix. Today I even skipped green chillies as I was out of stock.

I highly recommend all non-veg eaters to try this out. I am not sure if this can be tried with veggies. Let me know if anyone tries with veggie.


Mommies group – Day 22

Few months ago, a whatsapp group was started for all mommies of Adi’s grade to stay connected. In no time, it was taken to the next level to have a potluck to put a face to the names. Surprisingly, there was good response from fellow mom’s and one of the mom agreed to host the potluck in her closed garage. Plans were made, menus were decided, spreadsheet was shared and with no big confusion or drop outs we all met on a weekend for lunch as planned. I took salad and carrots, cucumbers. This happened few weeks ago.

It was a great meet where most of us just let it go with the flow and had good chit chat. Had ice breaker games and I even won it 🙂 Thanks to one of the mom who took up most of the initiative and we all followed her. Now, she is creating Fitbit groups to focus on fitness in coming months. Sounds fun.

I like it how though kids were our common point to connect initially but we have moved towards discussing about out own self. Like the other day a fellow mom posted about how the pharmacy messed up with her orders and many of us jumped in to support her virtually. Another one came up to discuss about her thyroid issues.

With most of us nearing late 30s, focusing on fitness and discussing about our own health issues with no judgements definitely makes one feel good.

Hope this too doesn’t vanish like all other groups in few months and we all stay connected.