Saturday, December 22, 2007

My Attempt at Tikka Masala and a Practical Joke

We found a box of Tikka Masala mix at MegaMart and decided to try making it on our own. (That's the dish that Brad had at the Indian restaurant.) It was very easy--cut up chicken breasts, mix a cup of plain yogurt with the masala mix, and marinate for a few hours. Then, I made some basmati rice and cooked the chicken in a skillet. It smelled delicious. However, when we started eating it, we couldn't believe how spicy hot it was! Brad only ate a few bites, and I didn't finish all of mine. We finished out the meal with two big bowls of plain buttered rice. :) Luckily, I didn't give any to the babies before I tried it myself.

There is a store near the apartment that sells all kinds of junk. It's like the Doha version of Big Lots, except worse. We went there a few weeks ago to buy a wicker chest for the bathroom. Brad had previously bought one there, and we decided we could use more storage. They still had some of the chests, however they were all broken in some way, and they were still charging full price, about $30. Anyway, we went back there yesterday to get some baskets. (We separated the babies' toys into four large baskets so that we can give them only some of their toys everyday--less to pick up and keeps the toys more interesting we hope.) While there, we picked up a fuzzy toilet seat cover. Now this is different than the toilet seat covers you see in the US. This is actually a cover for the ring part of the toilet seat. I've attached a picture to make it clear what I'm talking about. I believe they called it a seat warmer. I suppose there are people who actually use them, but I can't imagine using it more than once. So, being the silly people we are, we bought it for 5 Riyals ($1.50ish) and put it on Perry's toilet while he was out to dinner. :) (Perry is one of Brad's coworkers.) He found it very amusing. :) If you ever need a white elephant present (silver plastic carafe in the shape of a chess piece, anyone?) give me three weeks notice, and I could come up with some duesies. :)

Now, for your viewing pleasure: the twins in the tub. I wish there was sound. You'll have to imagine their happy noises. (Click on the picture to see the video--hope it works.)


Uncle Andy said...

They sure look like they are having fun. Is there any way to get sound in the future?

grandma said...

Grandma says it's wonderful to see the twins in action.