Saturday, 23 June 2007

Happy Birthday Mama

Today my Mama turns 76. This is my parents wedding photo taken 48 years ago.She is wearing a white wedding sari and a lace veil. They were married in Union Church.
We are having a family dinner with my Pastor 's family. Sonia 's cooked mutton pulao (aromatic rice with mutton) Maybe my friends who lived in Africa have eaten mutton or goat meat. It is the most expensive meat in India after pork.Beef is the cheapest followed by chicken.She also made chicken pot roast and yogurt salad.I made a chocolate cake...all cholesterol boosters. But what to do these days our motto is...I am what I eat so I eat rich food.
For breakfast Sonia brought a sack of hot jalebis...fried fritters saturated in sugar syrup...sinful. After she leaves tomorrow we will follow a strict regimen of low fat diet.She was going to make zarda...a sweet rice dessert
with nuts and raisins, but we refrained from that.
My friend Carol-Ann of is designing a new blog for me. She is really so helpful and kind and putting in such a lot of time and effort and answering all my computer challenged questions.A BIG thank you to Carol-Ann. Soon we 'll get the new blog going.

5 Fertilize my soul:

Becky Wolfe said...

Happy Birthday to your mama! I was lucky enough to eat goat on several occassions in Africa and I LOVED it. So flavourful! There is East Indian meat markets in my town (because there are lots of Indians here too) but I have not tried to see if I could buy goat. I have no idea what I would do with it. Just the memory of it is so delicious.

Exciting to be getting a new blog. Keep us posted!

Nancy said...

Carol-Ann is the best kind of friend for taking the time to help those of us who are computer challenged Amrita. She also built my blog for me. Bless our friend Lord.

Carol-Ann Allen said...

Amrita, you have gifted us with a new funny phrase: "I am what I eat so I eat rich food"!

Happy Birthday to your Mama!

P.S. Thanks, Nancy! :)

Pat said...

I too have adopted your rich food phrase!
I love this photo - how beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Amrita said...

I paased on your greetings to mother and she says thank you.its good to feel the nearness of God 's family

Several family memebers and friends called and greeted mama.She got sarees,a night gown and cheese as birthday gifts.