What's the best part of having my parents visit? I had to do absolutely nothing in the kitchen or around the house. Their two week sojourn ended quickly and I have been happily stuffed with all my favourites - potato chops, vindaloo, sorpatel, fugiyas...the list goes on and on. I have fallen off the wagon and have indulged in meat but continue to maintain my reserve when it comes to alcohol (very tough when four bottles of red wine and in the house and seemingly calling my name whenever I pass by).
Aside from all the glorious home cooked food, we've been invited over for meals to the homes of friends and family, making it a really indulgent couple of days. However, I've been really good and have stayed on track at the gym, which has obviously allowed me the extra helping of dessert when not eating at home. Now I have a freezer stuffed with goodies, so for the next few days I can still enjoy a taste of my mother's cooking. I've always been very vocal about what a fantastic cook my mother is, but it's amazing how much more you appreciate the time and effort put in by your parents for you when you start living away from them.
So thanks mom and dad. It was a quick but sweet two weeks with you. See you in the summer!
Perfect pairing - Fugiyas and sorpatel. What my birthday breakfasts are made of in Bombay in celebration of Bandra Feast - the nativity of Our Lady.