Sunday, January 24, 2010

Indian Night

This weekend we had Indian night.

At one time, my husband dated an Indian girl and as a result, developed a great love of Indian food & culture. In fact, on one of our first dates he took me to my first Indian restaurant. He ate the entire meal with his hands while I shot sidelong glances at the other diners, none of whom were using their digits like utensils. The whole thing was a little bizarre. Luckily, the waitress was suitably impressed enough for me to figure out that this was completely acceptable. Knowing my penchant for authenticity you would think I would have been more impressed by this than I was.  I was just happy when they came around with hot towels at the end of the meal....

But I digress.


Saturday, my husband took our daughter to the Indian market where they came back with a myriad of Indian fare from homemade samosas to Indian snack food, Indian beer, mango juice and mango ice cream for dessert. They also bought incense, henna tattoos and bindis (sparkly ones!) for our foreheads. We made black gram lentil curry (from a package) and Beef Vindaloo, from scratch!  The beef was crazy good and not too spicy, even my daughter liked it. It was served over rice with a side of chapati bread, which one could use to scoop up the food with. I still opted for a fork....


We let our daughter wear the Sari that we have. She looked so cute all wrapped up! I actually wore the skirt of the sari with a tee shirt and Indian scarf. We both wore the bindis but apparently I put them too high on our foreheads (I think perhaps a slavic woman's 3rd eye may be located higher up.) We also listened to Bollywood faves on Pandora as a musical accompaniment!

5 comments:

Krista said...

Sounds like a fun night, and she looks adorable!

Karley said...

How fun, Christine! Emma looks beautiful, too.

The Fine Art of Motherhood said...

How fun! Emma looks adorable -- great picture!

Um, I've seen you get your hands messy enough (black candles...) that I am surprised that you would be so quick to grab the fork on Indian Night! ;)

Stephanie Dray said...

This is all because of the story I told you recently. I knew it! Taunt me, why don't you. (Seriously this looks yummy and fun!)

Christine said...

Steph-I have some extra sparkly bindis if you need them.....