day 150: vegetable curry and minnesota

There is absolutely no connection between the two things for me, although I am sure there are some yummy Indian restaurants in Minnesota.  I went to Bombay House last night with good friends, where we ate plain and garlic naan, mango and strawberry lassis, chicken coconut kurma, mushroom mattar, bollywood chicken, shrimp tikka masala, lamb saag, and vegetable curry (hot).  My heart, my stomach, and my sinuses were very grateful as I sat and ate and talked with friends.  Thanks to Ganesh and Shiva we were not tossed out on our ears for our rowdy behavior and incessant laughter.  It was great fun.  And after getting the text from my jealous husband saying, "LEFTOVERS OR DIVORCE", I made sure to bring home some for him, the savage beast.

A little time snuggled up on the couch with Geo, after he ate, of course, as we watched reruns of King of Queens and laughed until we hurt.  Then I started to drift off and have dreams of Minnesota (which I have only driven through on I-90, btw).  I saw big flat fields of waving, tall grasses.  I saw lakes and big puffy clouds.  And then, all of a sudden, I was visiting my blog friend Heather of the EO, as she walked me around her new house she just moved into.  We laughed as she showed me her yard and introduced me to her kids.  It was so real.  She is sweet and cute in the cyber world, but you should see her in real life (so should I, I guess)!

Then I woke this morning, with visions of rice piled high with hot veggie curry, and visions of rural Minnesota.  What a great mix, dontcha know. 


Heather of the EO | January 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

It was SO nice to have you here! :)

I love it. I think curry and MN go together quite nicely. I love both. So now I'm dreaming of both and YOU sharing them with me...that would be really good.

Luann | January 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM

They couldn't have been too put out by our decible level or they wouldn't have sent us that yummy on-the-house rice pudding.

Load up on plenty of that spicy vegetable curry. You are going to need all the help you can get to stay warm in case those dreamy grass prairies give way to a Minnesota winter nightmare. Eh?

Kazzy | January 15, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Hey, maybe the curry and the cold weather really were meant to go together. Like a yin and yang kind of thing. :)

Erin | January 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM

That is really cute! I dreamed a few weeks ago about Steph from Diapers and Divinity. It's fun how the blog world seeps into our dream world.

And I love naan and mango lassi. Yum!

Kimberly Vanderhorst | January 15, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Oh the sweetness!

Erin | January 15, 2010 at 1:34 PM

mmmm....Bombay House...when we were up in Utah in October that was HIGH on our list of priorities...mild, medium, hot??

Connie | January 15, 2010 at 1:41 PM

How filling is that - physically and emotionally?

That Girl | January 15, 2010 at 3:54 PM

This post fills me with smiles. And perhaps heartburn.

wendy | January 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM

I love the "dontcha know". We say that up here too. Always makes me laugh.

I love curry. I love trying different foods. I usually don't have a problem with new foods --but sometimes it can depend on the texture.
glad you avoided the whole divorce thing and brought hubby home some food. Wise woman

Joy Hollingshaus | January 15, 2010 at 8:07 PM

I NEED some Indian food NOW!!!

* | January 15, 2010 at 10:06 PM

You got me @ the garlic naan.

Kazzy | January 15, 2010 at 10:16 PM

I know! It is magical magical stuff.

Dedee | January 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Perfect mix!

Now I want both too!