Monday, February 15, 2016
The dreaded Valentine's weekend is over. I honestly don't understand the angst around the weekend - I have never been a Valentine's type of person. My belief has been you should be saying "I love you" 364 days of the year and not need one special day to tell the one person you love that you love them............ I also don't get trying frantically to find someone (some stranger) to spend the time with............ shrug - but that's just me.
I however did have a fun weekend!!
Mini me came over on Saturday. We had plans to throw together an Indian feast ........
She even arrived with roses to brighten up our dining table...........
And my job was to "teach" her how to make bread ........It was her bright suggestion we make our own Naan bread. So she brought the recipe (see how neatly I am laying the blame on her - cheeky grin) and some eggs. The rest of the ingredients I did have (being a bread maker)
We used more bowls!! than I could ever have imagined possible and cookie sheets and frying pans............. and it took much longer than I expected from start to finish........ but god it was fun!!!
I had started the chicken earlier and it was simmering on the stove (unfortunately it simmered a wee bit too long and most of the sauce had thickened up or evaporated - and it wasn't spicy enough for mini me )
We burned our fingers tasting the first naan out of the pan........ we tasted - we looked at one another and agreed it just didn't taste like authentic naan.......... BUT we had 13 other golf ball sized dough balls to fry up - so we fried 'em up.
FINALLY we put everything on the table and sat down to our feast..........
I had managed to over cook the rice (who over cooks rice??!!) so it wasn't very good
The curried chicken was a bit dry (having been simmering for most of the afternoon)
and the naan - well it was yummy - but unfortunately didn't taste much like naan - more like a flat fried dinner roll.
After dinner mini me with her tablet and I with my laptop set about googling "authentic naan bread" and discovered there are some differences between recipes when you move from "canadianized naan" to authentic naan - like authentic naan has yogurt in it.
We agreed NEXT time we would follow the authentic naan recipe!!
Then we gossiped about men and folks on fetlife - and good articles worth reading on fetlife - and the meaning of life (we do occasionally get serious!!)
Sunday was a quiet-ish day for me - but I had a dinner date with a friend who actually believes in Valentine's Day and brought me a box of chocolates............
AND the best news EVER - there are only 2 weeks left in February - Hallelujah - and I have something planned for both of the last weekends. Hopefully February will now FLY BY!!