The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

Calcutta Curry, Garam Masala, and...Pecan Pie

Little Bean will not be showing his or her nose this week, thank goodness. At least that's what the midwife assured me today after examining me.  J is away for the week, and I really want the baby to wait for Papa before putting in an appearance. I do not relish the idea of going to the hospital in a medical taxi, and I want J there to live the experience with me.

So, to celebrate, I came home and made Calcutta Curry, one of my fav Indian recipes because it is so darn simple.  I, of course, had to de-simplify it by making my own garam masala. But, yum-oh-yum, was it worth it!  And the house smells heavenly to boot.  I like to stock up on spices when we go to Paris--we always try to visit the Indian Quarter before leaving--and the last time we were there, I looked at the ingredients on a pre-ground pack of garam masala. I realized that I tend to have all the necessaries on hand and put the melange back on the store shelf.

There was a little work involved--not too much--but the taste is so zingy and pungent that I doubt I'll go back to buying the mix already made.  Yes, frigg , just another sliding step down the slippery slope of foodsnobbism.

And, thanks to a recent post by asakiyume , I had to have pecan pie for dessert. Yes, had to.  I am pregnant after all. I made mini pies and ate a whole one. Delicious and decadent. I wanted to eat a second but refrained. I'm pregnant, not insane.

A meal of disparate influences, perhaps, but tasty all the same.
Tags: family, gourmandise

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