So what if I am lazy ? Don't grin ..... all of us are at some point or the other. I decided to have some 'My Time' this weekend. J decided to have his 'My Time' too (Copy Cat !!). Alas the tummy won't take a break and we both won't move a spoon. Thank God, the local Pizzeria came to our rescue.J played perfect gentleman and went with 'Ladies First'
So 'Saturday' was my day and Sunday his...
If self indulgence is a SIN then so be it ! I am ready to go to hell. But every moment of 'My Time' was heavenly.
Started with a warm hair oil massage.
An exotic bath with intoxicating sea salt and spa candles. Light and soothing music in the background. It was spa treatment on a dime.
Basking in the warm winter sun cuddled up and flipping through some magazines.
A blissful afternoon nap.
Trips to the kitchen and finishing a tub of ice cream without J's constant reminders of my 'muffin top'.
Having the TV remote all to myself and juggling between my favorite channels ... 'Food Network', HGTV and Travel !
Browsing through all those lovely blogs and drooling over the picts on Food Gawker ....
Time just flew .... yah good times are short lived !
Sunday was J's day .... Phew !! His day began and ended on the sofa. It was movie marathon for him and it ended with the commencing of the 83rd Oscar ceremony. Thankfully his new found love, the 'BOSE - Lifestyle' was there to give him company. All the Haldiram Mixture packets were emptied and there was munching and pop corns all over the floor. Somebody found bliss spending the entire day on the sofa minus a nagging wife !!
Bang came Monday morning. 'My Time' or whatever was long over and the wife's wagging tongue was ready to take on the week ... A warm bowl of poha for breakfast to start the day and a long list of complaints !
Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Thick Poha/ Beaten Rice - 1 cup
Dry Roasted Peanuts - a handful
Green Peas - 1/3 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies - 2
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 small pinch
Salt per taste
Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Oil for cooking
Method of Preparation
1 Soak the Poha in water till soft. Drain the water completely and keep aside.
2 Add about 2 tsp of oil in a wok/ kadhai. Add chopped green chilies to it and cumin seeds. When the oil is warm and begins to sputter add a pinch of turmeric powder.
3 Add green peas and fry for one minute. Add the roasted peanuts too. Add the drained Poha.
4 Add sugar and salt and mix well. Stir for one minute. Add lime juice and remove from heat.
5 Garnish with chopped coriander.