Wednesday, March 3, 2010

32w6d: Our Indian Feast

Tonight we had Eric's boss and his wife for dinner.  This is the first time we've had his boss over, and the last I saw them, they took us out for a really fancy dinner before the holidays (and before I was on bedrest) and we had said, "We'd love to have you over!" Less than 2 weeks later I was on bedrest and Eric was just trying to keep the house running.  Now that we have our bedrest routine down, and I am allowed up for periods of time, we decided to have them over, fast, before the babies get here.

I helped Eric as best I could with food prep.  Usually I am the boss in the kitchen and he helps me, but now we are the other way around.  I found being on my feet for the 40 minutes I was helping to be really exhausting.  I kept pausing and leaning against the counter.  I got hot and was working in a tank top, guzzling ice water.  I felt like I had to pee every 5 minutes.  But I did it!  I hope I was helpful, but the credit for this amazing food goes to my amazing husband.  Every one of these dishes were made here, no store-bought food!  Here are some pictures of the finished products:

Chicken Tikka Masala:

Saag Paneer:

Potato-Chickpea Masala:

The only slightly decimated feast:

And the wine we had before dinner (I had a little, yes.  But everyone else took one for the team and finished the bottle before we even sat down).  This is from a winery we absolutely love out in Sonoma.  Every time we go, we stop in for a tasting.  So good, and so reasonably priced:

We will be having leftovers for days!  But the food was good, the company was enjoyable, and I would say that overall, it was a great success.  I think I'll be seeing them next at the bris.  How scary is that?

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