I had an awesome weekend. If you follow me on twitter or facebook, you already know what Friday night consisted of… HARRY POTTER! Hubbs and I made it a full on date night by going to the Epicenter in uptown. It has a fancy theater that allows your to buy food and drinks for the theater, including selections from the bar. Hubbs took advantage of the whiskey… I grabbed some ice and Sour Patch Kids. 🙂 I feel lucky to have such a fabulous husband that was willing to throw on 3d glasses and watch the final Harry Potter with his uber-prego wife!
Baby D’s first flick… cheers!
BTW- I loved the final movie!
We had a surprise visit on Saturday from Hubbs’ brother, wife and 4 sweet kiddos. They came up from Atlanta to spend some time with us and we had a blast fishing, swimming, boating and just hanging out. I wish we all lived closer so we could do it more often.
Hanging out with my adorable nieces and nephews has me excited for Baby D to be here. I really, like really, love kids.
By Sunday afternoon, it was back to just being Hubbs, Koda, me… and my Indian food craving. But luckily for me, on Friday I had made a trip to the new Indian Food and Spice market in Mooresville.
I was a little nervous walking in because I don’t actually know anything about Indian cuisine except that I like it. Luckily, the owner was extremely friendly and gave me a guided tour through the aisles.
Spices and rice(s) galore!
I was most fascinated with their produce section, which contained all sorts of things I have never seen before.
And though most of their food is authentic and by brands I have never heard of, I did spot one familiar name brand. Who knew Pillsbury was so diverse?
I explained my lack of experience in cooking Indian dishes and my need to start small and easy. I promised to come back as I got more comfortable and adventurous.
My item of choice?
Does it get any easier than a jar of perfectly-mixed spices?
I followed the directions on the back of the bottle and within minutes whipped up a super simple shrimp vindaloo.
The flavor was spot-on and the amount of heat in the dish was perfect. I was incredibly impressed and excited that I could make such an authentic tasting dish at home… and so easily!
I’ll be making this again, for sure! Next time I plan on baking my own naan, too, but this made for a delicious, quick, healthy Sunday night dinner!
Are you comfortable cooking ethnic foods at home?
What is your favorite ethnic cuisine?
At the moment, mine is obviously Indian… YUM!