Okay… First things first – Mom is pretty much finished and is just waiting for Auntie Anna to read through it for her before handing it in. She’s been doing pretty much anything else while she was supposed to write, though.. She startet trying to crochet – but then got a bit tired of it and wanted to do something different…
I can’t believe she made me model the hat!
I’m so not impressed… But if you like that sort of thing I’m pretty cute, huh? It’s going to be a birthday present for Grandpa, but please don’t tell him!! (And the flash make it look baby blue, but it’s actually quite a bit darker. Mom is still concerned it turned out a bit too sweet for grandpa, though..)
Bajas PS: I’ll come visit you all soon… Mom didn’t let me use the computer while she was writing.. Bah..
Here’s a bit more of the Indian flavours for you! I tried to make an Indian sauce from scratch the other day and it turned out great! And it was soo much simpler than I imagined.. (I should have done this ages ago!)
Chana Masala 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g) 1 onion (really.. I didn’t have any and just skipped it without any problems) 1 carrot 1 clove of garlic 1 minced chili 1 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp (ground) cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 2 tbsp Garam Masala 1/2 lemon – juiced 1 can of chick peas (400g) rice and/or naan bread and sallad!
I cooked my carrots in the sauce and they “vanished” when I used the hand blender in the end. Because of this I didn’t bother to finely mince/grate the ginger. You could replace the carrot with other veg you like (or just add some more). I forgot to add the garlic to the picture!
The spices – I used some chili flakes and some tabasco to heat things up as I didn’t have any fresh chilies.
Brown your onion and garlic and add ginger and the tomatoes and carrot pieces. Add the spices and leave to simmer for 20 minutes or so.
The chick peas – I cooked my own but canned work just fine if you don’t bother. Here you see the dry one on the right, then a soaked one (10hours) and a boiled one on the left. I cooked my sauce and my soaked chick peas for an hour!
Then I added the juice from half a lemon to the sauce, whizzed it up and tasted – it was really yummy and I only added a little more tabasco. I don’t have any plated pictures of this as I didn’t eat it right away but brought some to work yesterday and some for lunch today. I’ll try to remember to take a picture of my lunch. LOL! I have one more portion in my freezer and then I gave the rest of the sauce to PA and he brought it home and had this for dinner yesterday too (and gave it his approval).
Okay… Do you remember the shoppin trip to Sweden? Well.. You might remember there was also a funny part I promised to get back to.. But.. Ahem.. You know the tree T’s – things take time…
Mom has.. uh.. well.. had.. A large, pink bag with wheels and because we’ve sold the car she brought it to get home all the heavy stuff.. Before we sold the car we used it to get the stuff from the car and to the apt..
So… Having stuffed the bag with drinks, canned foods, fresh and frozen meatables, cat/dog toys etcetera Mom and Auntie were left at the train station by Grandpa to take the train back to Oslo and then bus/subway home.
So… with the huge, heavy bag rolling happily behind her Mom pass over one bump too many.. Et voila…
The thingy holding the wheel breaks.. The bag really was too heavy to carry (more than a couple of meters at a time) and the easiest way was to drag it behind her (it still had one wheel, after all..) but the big question is wheather it would fall apart on the way or not..
And it did.. sort of.. As you can see it won’t be used again. BOL! Three cans of carbonated and flavoured water was ruined (leaving a little stream behind.. tee hee..) but apart from that the rest of the goodies – and most important the meatables and the toys – arrived safely.
Yay! It’s finally Saturday and time to call Annie! I could hardly wait for Mom to leave for work!
First you’ve got to fetch the phone..
Opening it up is the first challenge.. I hope Annie is up yet!
Hello? I would like to call collect to Annie, please, and have it charged to Howie Pee! Hi! Annie? I hope I did not wake you… Mom finally left so I called right away! Uh.. Hold on a sec.. I’ll just finish my blog post.. This is none of their business!