Birthday’s and “oh so yummy but oh so bad for you” food.

It was my birthday on Sunday, which was rather exciting.  My parents were planning on coming over and bringing supper with them instead of us going out like normal.  Things went down a more fun road when it ended up storming all weekend and Mom didn’t have time to make anything.  If they had given me warning the night before I would’ve been able to make something but I didn’t find out till Sunday morning and anything I would’ve made was frozen solid.  We ended up ordering chinese food from the restaurant down the street.  It’s literally a 3 minute walk and is the best chinese food in Winnipeg.  For dessert they bought a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, which I’ve been wanting for MONTHS but could never justify the cost.  I’ve still got 3 pieces of cake in the freezer and leftover chinese food in the fridge, including white rice which I’m going to use to make homemade mushroom fried rice tonight for supper.

As far as presents go, I got what I wanted…a really nice Black and Decker food processor with a 10 cup and 3 cup mixing bowls and a blender attachment.  I also got a hand mixer, a stainless steel caddy thingy for the shower, and a $30 gift certificate for amazon.com.  I do already own a blender, but I have limited counter space so it’s going in storage right now and I’ll probably end up selling it on kijiji or at my parents garage sale this summer.  Overall it was a pretty great birthday, I’m content with it.

Indian food…yum

I was invited out for supper on Saturday and we ended up going to this East Indian restaurant on Pembina.  It’s called “City Heart: East Indian Cuisine” and it’s a really good buffet.  I hadn’t had Indian food since I was in the UK in 2003 and while the entire restaurant smelled like my apartment 3 days after my roommate finishes cooking, it was very tasty.  I have no idea what any of it was called, but they had a goat dish, lentils, spinach, fresh naan, pickled veggies, curried potatoes, and rice to name a few.  Everything was nice and spicy, and one of the biggest disappointments was that they were out of some stuff (like samosas) and didn’t refill it till we were just about to leave.  We found out later that they had been catering a party for 300 people that evening so the missing dishes were understandable.  One other issue was that their dining room is terribly small and very drafty.  Overall I’d be interested in going again, but might just do take-out next time.