Wow, time sure has flown by and Diwali's gone, the most awaited festival of the year. Now all the festivals are over with that.
As new moon fell on Diwali day, I missed out on posting my Tusal for the month (well, I do have a valid excuse this month, hehe)
As always, lot of preparation and planning went into Diwali celebrations.. what sweets/savories to make, what clothes to buy, what crackers to buy and for how much...
My MIL usually spends diwali with us every year and she takes pleasure in preparing some sweets for all of us. But then, I have to make a contribution as well right?? So, I wanted to try my hands at something(s) new this year. Well, all of them are new.
I made Mawa Kachori and jalebi for sweets and cornflakes chiwda for savory.
We also bought a good amount of crackers, but decided to stick to the "fancy fireworks" kind and not the noisy ones.
In the evening of diwali, we all gathered at my aunt's house to burst the remaining crackers and share more stories. It was absolute fun
On the crafty side:
I made this necklace for my cousin for the upcoming wedding
I did some baking as well. Baked this yummy dates and walnut bread for breakfast
and served it warm with a littllee dollop of butter. Boy was it yumm... The recipe is from here. The only variation I made was use flax seed instead of the egg. It turned out very moist and fluffy. I also skipped the prunes as I did not have any.
And guess what V received all the way from the US..
I do have some progress on July as well. But I have decided that I would post a picture of it only after I finish it.
That my friends is all the update from me for today. Till the next one.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir