23rd July 2005
So let me just begin with the party we had on saturday at my apartment..Pot Luck, as desis working in an onsite location like to call it, involves everyone getting something to eat or drink... and then all assembling at one place and partying...The idea begain to boil sometime 2 weeks ago and then finally it was decided that it happens this saturday... about 30 odd people.. and the menu was discussed n distributed amongst the attendees
Well I was incharge of boiled rice .. a dish which i can manage to cook... and apart from that cleaning the apartment so as to make it presentable for saturday...well lemme tell u that any ideas drawn from the above statements clearly do not reflect my culinary skills or the state of my apartment :-)just for the heck of it let me tell u another item that i made .... bar-be-qued chicken marinated in a mixure of curd, lemon, zeera, laung, salt, chilli powder n pepper .. the condiments first roasted n then ground... a small indication of the taste would be the fact that the dish didn’t even last for about 10 seconds from the moment it was served
The cleaning took almost the entire after noon and after that we went for shopping so as to stock the house for the party in the evening and the week ahead.. after that a quick shower n shave and i am ready to P-A-R-T Y? Coz i wanna
Shreerang, the BRM (Business Relationship Manager) was the first to arrive with apple juice french fries and garlic bread... next to come were Sukhbir Singh Lamba(our local WWF wrestler) Rimpy (Sukhbir's better half) and their angel Tavleen Tamba (that's how she pronounces her name)... soon guests followed and the kitchen which was my domain from morning was taken over by the wives club...BTW its a huge club... considering that there are just about 4 bachelor’s in the whole group
The starters started coming and the Johnny Walkers were starting to empty... smell of garlic bread in the air, fries and the irshads and wah wahs from the local mushayara.. wah
all the guys were clubbed together near the place where the local makeshift bar was setup.. non veg jokes in hushed voices were doing the rounds.. and our BRM recording them on his PDA at the same time ..
It was dinner time and our dining table was witnessing such a plethora of dishes perhaps for the first time... shrimp, chicken, navratan korma, poori, icecream, gulab jamun, raita, bobhi, egg biryani and not to forget my good old plain boiled rice
after dinner time it was cardamom n clove served right alongside Stimorol... soon bade goodnight to most of the guests and then started the cleanup process. Datta Manish and my roomie Sachin still being around... and then it was cards till 2:30 ...Sachin n Datta were at the receiving end this time..
Slept till noon today(sunday)... but looking back at the events saying that the party was nice would def be an understatement.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
23rd July 2005