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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

May the joy of Christmas fill your home with love, laughter, friends and family 🎄🎅.



Ours Christmas day was spent with just us and close family friends who came over for a simple vegetarian Christmas Dinner.  An evening with family, good friends, and good food – we couldn’t ask for a more relaxing evening.  Just perfect. Here is a look at this year’s vegetarian Christmas Day dinner and menu. Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Dinner with Santa Claus and a Game of Charades

We were invited to our friend’s Basanthi and Vivek’s annual holiday party this past weekend for a fun evening of laughter, delicious food, and a visit from Santa Claus 🎅🎄.  This party is unique in that Santa Claus always makes an appearance at Basanthi’s pre-Christmas party and hands out presents to all kids AND adults. This is a joyous evening to celebrate the holidays with little kids, big kids and Santa Claus! Continue reading Dinner with Santa Claus and a Game of Charades

Holiday Tea with Two Friends

I don’t know what it is about the holidays that makes me feel the urge to somehow cram seeing all my friends before the year is up, despite seeing them often and throughout the year. Maybe it’s that I want to share the festive season and all the joy that comes with it, or maybe it’s that meeting up over the holidays has a certain charm that is hard to capture at other times of the year.  Whatever the reason maybe, so here I was squeezing a quick tea with my friend Padmini before she left for Dallas to be with her family over the Christmas holidays. And since tea is always more fun with one more friend to share it with, I invited my friend Veena to join us. Continue reading Holiday Tea with Two Friends

Holiday Tea at Devi’s

Earlier this week I stopped by my friend Devi’s home for a holiday tea to cheer her up and to get her mind off the pain she is still in from her knee-replacement surgery a few weeks ago.  My Dad and our mutual friend Rose joined me on this afternoon.  Rose and I were determined to get Devi into the holiday spirit and distract her from her discomfort even if it was just for a couple of hours. From the looks of it we accomplished our objective, as Devi seemed to be enjoying herself on this afternoon 😊😀. Continue reading Holiday Tea at Devi’s

Celebrating Hanukkah at Rose and Dave’s. 2018

Happy Belated Hanukkah!

Hanukkah got over a week ago but the celebrations continued at our friends Rose and Dave’s home this past Sunday. Our annual Hanukkah gathering is always a fun evening with good company, good food, and good cheer 😊😋😀🍾🍷!  Here is a look at this year’s Hanukkah celebration at Rose and Dave’s place. Continue reading Celebrating Hanukkah at Rose and Dave’s. 2018

Pink Elephant Gift Exchange with Friends

Good friends exchanging presents? What’s not to like with this stupendous holiday soiree??  Absolutely nothing! A holiday party like no other – a Pink Elephant Gift Exchange Party is what I attended a couple days ago and what an amazing time I had.

Getting together with friends whom I haven’t seen in months is always a blast, but getting together over delicious food and exchanging presents? Seriously – women and presents, what’s more to add? We like presents, in all shapes and sizes, big or small; we love to open a nicely wrapped something, making this soiree a fun party for all the ladies. Continue reading Pink Elephant Gift Exchange with Friends

25 Days of Recipes and Stories

Happy December Everyone! It’s the holiday season and what an exciting month we have ahead! Holiday parties, gatherings, Christmas, Christmas trees, presents, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and school will be out for a couple of weeks too! Are you ready for the most fun, eventful, joyful month of the year? Savories, sweets, cookbook reviews, and lots of fun photos to share. I hope you will give some of my recipes a try, maybe check out a book or two, but mostly I hope you enjoy the wonderful month of December! Starting tomorrow I will be posting a recipe, story, or book review a day until December 25th! Continue reading 25 Days of Recipes and Stories

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

Hello folks, hope you had an awesome THANKSGIVING! 🍁🦃  Our holiday was relaxing and fun spent cooking with family and watching some feel-good Christmas movies. I didn’t get a chance to share our Thanksgiving menu with you earlier because to be honest we were rather behind in deciding on our menu. So behind in fact that we went grocery shopping Wednesday night and onThanksgiving Day!  Lucky for us our local grocery store still had stocked shelves of produce 🍎🌶🍅. Continue reading Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this very special Thanksgiving holiday I would like to take this opportunity to thank YOU. Thank you for reading what I write and giving your thoughts, likes and comments on my various posts. You are the best folks a blogger could as for – kind, generous, and always complimentary. I am truly blessed to have such an amazing group of people who read what I write. THANK YOU! Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrating The Festival of Lights with Family and Friends. Diwali 2018

Happy Diwali!

May the joyous celebration
Of the festival of lights 
Fill your heart with
Never ending joy and happiness
Happy Diwali

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous Diwali!

We celebrated our annual Diwali party this past Saturday with family and friends. Here is a look at our party pics. Enjoy! Continue reading Celebrating The Festival of Lights with Family and Friends. Diwali 2018