Last weekend, I was invited to a birthday party for the daughter of a co-worker. It was the child’s third birthday.
Now, I’ve been to third-birthday parties before, but I was unprepared for the party that awaited me. There were mass quantities of balloons (a fraction of which are visible in this photo), and the mom had blown them all up – no professional help.
It seemed like half the people in town were there – it was the social event of the evening! – and I met several very nice folks.
And the food! Oh my, the food! There were two courses of appetizers, including samosas with mint and curry sauces.
There was cake-cutting, of course, and then more food.
Goat curry, mutton biryani, hot pickled cauliflower, sharp onion yogurt, lots of other delicious things that I don’t know the names of, and gulab jamun – those delectable little dough balls soaked in honey and sugar syrup that I can never get enough of.