Monday, October 23, 2006


The party went very, very well :) Couldn't have been better. Everyone LOVED the food. They said it was like 'Wedding Food' which is the best compliment anyone could get! Everything was done on time, and I even had some time to relax before the guests started arriving. But, somehow we had postponed wrapping up the party favor gifts long enough that there wasn't enough time to do that in the end. That's okay, the kids care less about the packing, and more about the stuff ;) BTW, we decided to get the age appropriate puzzle cards for the kids.

I have never received so many compliments on my cooking {blush} I was ecstatic. About 25 people attended, but there was way too much food. My friend M stayed back and helped me clean up afterwards, which was great. We were so busy enjoying the party, we forgot to take pictures! Our regular camera backup friend, N, had to leave early and we didn't think of giving someone else the camera LOL We did get pictures of the cake cutting.

Okay, now that you're sick of hearing about the party, no more party talk until the next month ;) Today I stayed home to rest. I'm exhausted. There is enough food in the freezer for a week, which is great since I can't stand any more cooking LOL

I might do a LO today, or pick up stitching. Or, I might organize my stitching stash.


Sara said...

Sounds like you had a lovely party and everyone had a good time. Enjoy your down time today:)

A question about one of your desserts from the party- is kheer a sweet, white dessert that looks a bit like rice pudding but thinner? A friend and I used to go out for Indian food sometimes during college and I think that's the name of a wonderful dessert we tried but can't quite remember. TIA!

Shalini said...

Yep. That is kheer. I boil rice with milk first, then keep it on slow flame for a long time. Add condensed milk when it's almost ready, add dry fruits (usually almonds, cashews, and raisins). I also put some green cardamom. Yum. It was probably on the stove for about 2 hours! Slow cooking and stirring is the key.

Sara said...

Thanks! I must try to make this one day. The place we used to eat at didn't put in dried fruit, just the almonds but I think I would really like it with fruit too.