January 1, 2009

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you have a fantastic year ahead! How were your new year celebrations?

I cooked all day: dal makhani, roasted vegetables, stuffed eggplant, dahi badas and some honestly fantabulous rum cake.

Fed the 8 family members who came by dinner, went to the Disney fireworks (for the first time after having lived here for years- oh I'm so damned negligent!) and drank Merlot with the aunts and husband till 1am, while watching Joy Mukherjee in the insane Puruskar.

Woke with a terrific hangover and traipsed to India town Udipi, then home for a Harry Potter marathon before hiking to Mt. San Jacinto tomorrow morning.

Therefore the Puruskar post must wait. Until then- happy partying and drive safe every one!


Beth Loves Bollywood said...

Wheeee! Will you be showing us the rum cake on your food blog (since I already know your dal makhani :) )?

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

I will! Gosh it turned out so yum- wish u and the entire blogging community were here eating :)

Banno said...

I spent most of 31st cooking too. But hey, what the heck, love it. I do envy you your family which actually watched 'Puruskar' with you on New Year's Eve. Dhanno and Teja just laugh at me when I switch on an oldie. A happy new year to you.

theBollywoodFan said...

That's it Shweta, I'm inviting myself over next time you make daal makkhani :P

Happy new year!

Nicki said...

Happy New Years!

Alright, when I'm in town, you're cooking. :)

a ppcc representative said...

Dal makhani, mmmm...

Happy 2009!

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Shweta! I took your advice and had myself a little tipple. Weeeeeeeeell, or two or three. It's winter after all!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I love dal makhani! And rum cake!

But I'm buried under the snow. Can't wait to read about Puruskar---is it a film I need to own? :-)

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Banno: Cooking is so therapeutic, no? Re movie watch; The hubby was too affected by the Merlot to protest, and the rest of the family I conned into watching :D

Bollyfan & Nicki: Anytime- just gimme a holler and come on over! Happy 09!

PPCC: Hapy 09 to u too!

Amrita: Heeh- let the celebrations continue!

Memsaab: The review is coming up as soon as I can recover from my hike (ouch)- and the rum cake recipe soon after, I promise :D

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Sorry I'm late. I spent the first day of this year in a government office taking a survey on the employees.

How I hate Psychology >x[

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Arantxa! wking on New Years??? but yeah, for some reason, the government in Indai wks on Jan 1 :(- when really, they should just give everyone the day off to sleep away their hangovers. I wish ur family were w/ us on Dec 31- we had a lil bday party for Nani :)

Unknown said...

Wait, the government of India does wake up? O_O


Nice. We[Mum,Nana, sis & me] went to the graveyard and lit candles on the grave.

I sent the pictures to Asha, Ditto & Kumkum masi, will forward them to you too.

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Thanks Arantxa- saw the pix.