I had lots of people..okay Friends, ask me how I celebrated the New Year's Eve :) To all of them and a few lurkers are the a letter that I sent to a dear friend.

So here is a copy paste from it :

NYE was for us simple and funny :P It was infact very unexpected :D If the new year's eve is seen as a harbinger then we wondered what the new year had in store for us..

So if you would really like to smile I have one funny story to share :)

We had planned a rather simple but fav meal at home and since it was our first ever new year together we thought to save it for just each other.

And after cooking all the stuff and side dishes and the biryani just off to go for a whistle the flame went low..we huffed and puffed (remember three little pigs ??) but no avail all the madness we had over looked and the lpg got over just an hour before midnight !

Imagine having to drool over all the side dishes...non meaty, so no chance of even considering them as a meal..and not a roti or a cooked grain of rice in sight !

We rattled and shook the cylinder believing it was just a momentary joke God was playing upon us but no mercy in sight..finally we understood the divine was OVER !

So the little flame of hope flickering like the one on the gas hob also died not to revived for the day :( alas how sad it gets when simple sumptuous dreams shatter :((

Now any lesser being would have gotten daunted but not us !! We believe in like thinking people do..we thought and thought and bingo ! we had saved for a rainy day (also happened to be the NYE) an electric steam cooker !

Blessed be my mom-in-law for they are truly blessed to be enjoying the new year's in GOA ! (sob sob) We had one in parts saved the horcrux you see (tch tch you don't even remember Harry Potter !! ) So out came them for them hiding places and our saviour the internet provided the assembling instructions ! Yay for the google :)

Next we spent our last minutes of the now 'last' year running in circles with kitchen towels handy and eyes fixed on the circle of water dangerously bubbling and threatening to overflow..we celebrated the New Year in each other's arms exclaiming the new year won't be bad for see we are finally cooking our pail of rice ! Have you never felt such relief ? for it is of such great significance to know the next 365 days will be fixed with one serving of cooked rice :)

So you guys had a count down..and saw the year's turning..we celebrated it differently..watching over the steam cooker with such intensity that it might have contributed in the cooking itself! Oh and we were so in love with each other as we lovingly gave the chance to the other to preside over the contraption with minutes of meeting duly noted! not waste the story and the spanky new year of 2010 we had our food ! Yes we did !!!! and with the first morsel in our mouth we had done a 'kala tikka' to the rest of the year..please add your wishes and prayers to our well being too..and smile..For I really do wish upon you a lovely year ahead and may it be filled with lots of fun and happiness and wonderful pleasant meals at home too !!!

P.S : Oh yes !! Having a microwave at home surely saves the day..but then I would rather have a story to thank you please ;)

Happy 2010 everyone !!
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