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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.

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frigg
Sep. 27th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Guess I shouldn't tell you about the 10-minute chicken soup I made this evening then. :p
mnfaure
Sep. 28th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Well, did you "make" it or did you open a can, box, sachet? If you made it, you can tell me all about it. :D
frigg
Sep. 28th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
Weeell, I guess I "made" it: brought chicken stock to a boil, added tiny soup pasta, diced raw chicken and leftover chicken from the day before, some frozen maize, a bit of pepper, and voila. I wanted to add more veggies, but I couldn't find them. :p
melinda_goodin
Sep. 28th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that Little Bean is waiting for daddy to get back home :}
mnfaure
Sep. 28th, 2010 08:10 am (UTC)
Yep, already a well-behaved kid. ;)
asakiyume
Sep. 28th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yay!! Pecan pie. Our slumped pecan pie tasted, as expected, absolutely delicious.
pjthompson
Sep. 28th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Sounds scrumptious!
footlingagain
Sep. 29th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I'm very relieved to hear that Daddy should be home in time for The Bean's emergence ;-)

I had a horrible feeling that I'd missed A Big Announcement and have just been whizzing through entries like a loony! I'll keep checking in - keep enjoying the yummies :D
goblinwriter
Oct. 6th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
Sounds yummy. Especially the pecan pie. :) I'm neither pregnant nor insane (much), but I'm not sure I could stop at one....
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