Sunday, February 9, 2014

With lots of love

For my marriage sis appeared on the doorstep a week earlier than scheduled. I was so shocked-surprised, I couldn't control my tears. That time she was staying in Mysore. Two days ago she again decided to surprise us all, coming on Ma's b'day all the way from Kolkata. Only this time she included me in her plans coz she needed my help in getting the train tickets booked! So on Friday we sneeked into our own homes after Ma left for school and Pa for office and waited. Yes, we actually just sat and waited and yes blew balloons.

My 100 words on Saturday








Surprise!!!

Should have seen the look on Ma's face and then Pa's who came in 10 min later :) The young couple already had plans for the day! How were they supposed to know that their usual day would turn out like this! So we had an hour with them and it was priceless!






There was no cake but pancakes! I love pancakes and we have had our share of cakes since last month. Jan and Feb are packed with birthdays and anniversaries, both at my place and in-laws. So I thought why not?? Mom could slice into pancake while we sung 'Hapii-Budday'








The morning is still young...lazily the Sunday sun is warming us up and I am sure you'd like to try these pancakes :) so here's a quick recipe.

Coffee-Choco Pancakes (Recipe adapted from here

1 cup maida (white flour)
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp sodium bicarb
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp coffee
1 large beaten egg
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup milk
1 tbsp oil or unsalted butter
For topping chocolate and walnuts

Whisk everything together in a lustrous batter. Heat a non-stick pan and pour the batter gently as to your liking. In a minute or so tiny bubbles will appear, flip over to the other side and cook for 2-3 minutes and tadaa!

Enjoy this while I get back to the family, the sun and the crazy fun times together!

“That's the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they're far wiser than the elder ones could ever be.”
― Gemma Burgess

45 comments:

  1. That pic of aunty trying to control her happiness is so amazing.... What a lovey surprise you guys planned for her! And oh what a beautiful home! I am saving up to decorate my new home, too (not ready yet) and your home is so elegant and classy! And thanks for the recipe, I was just abt to ask you how you made it! Enjoy your weekend :)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment on the home...Ma is so happy! All these decors her taste n effort! Hope u dress up your place soon! Waiting for the pics :) lv

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  2. You girls are very sweet at surprising your parents :) how exciting it must be for them seeing you both? Lovely photos and you beautifully shot with their expression… Pretty home! I just showed that picture to my mom now, and she too like the elegant decorations alike.

    Happy Sunday Aditi :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Jeevan :) it was really exciting for all of us!

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  3. Such a sweet surprise for a mother of two daughters. And I am sure she would remember it for long in coming years too Aditi :-)

    Richa

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    1. I know... :) all credit to my younger sissy!

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    1. This is great Aditi! What more can you gift your mom! These are precious moments that are going to be with her forever. I showed the snaps to my kids. Hope they will get some hint ;)

      Sanju

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    2. Hiii Sanju Aunty :) so happy to see u here! Arre I'm sure both will give u many many wonderful surprises!

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  5. how very sweet for you two to surprise your parents. happy birthday to your mother. :)

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  6. That was such fun. Such surprises are the best ever. I remember once I'd dropped in for Diwali from Mumbai and the look on mum's face was so worth the without reservation travel!!

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    1. Haha...awesome... U too are the adventurous-surprise giving types!

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  7. Surprises like this is wonderful and welcome. Loved the heart shaped balloons and the idea of pancake is so different.

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    1. Thanks a lot Kalpana :) do try the pancake...if u r a coffee lover u r gonna love it!

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  8. This is so awesome :) I can see true happiness in your Ma's face. It looks like a really cool idea. My mom's birthday is nearing. I will try to surprise her too along with my sister :)

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  9. That is so adorable... The look and expression says it all. How happy they are {touchwood} Now I am feeling homesick... Btw I love pancakes too... Dipped in cream.

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  10. Wonderful surprise!
    Those pancakes seem sooo tempting.....
    All the best!

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  11. How delighted your Mom looks! Such a simple, yet loving thing to do. I told your Mom already how well she and your Dad brought you up! ♥

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  12. Great initiative. We must do such lovely things and surprise the great people that surround us with their love.
    Spontaneity scores!!

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  13. Awww! That is such Sweet thing to do. Her happiness is so visible. She is indeed lucky to have daughters like you. And you are lucky to have such a wonderful younger sister.

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  14. Oh, what a delightful post, Aditi! I am loving the photos! Happy surprises linger for the longest time. Stay blessed! :D That's a nice recipe for pancakes!

    Hugs! :D

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  15. What a sweet post! Love all the pictures and what a wonderful idea to have pancakes!

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  16. Aha!! That's a fantastic surprise and the pics say it all!! Cutting pancakes on a birthday is soo coool :) And thanks for the recipe too! :)

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  17. Lovely... your mother had that "I-am-so-lucky-to-have-kids-like-them" look... this is so adorable...

    btw I have a question, how did you sneak in... I mean what about the keys... please enlighten me... I wanna do this to my parents... :D

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  18. Those smiles of Aunty is just infectious. I was smiling seeing them. And you girls gave such a beautiful surprise on her special day. Keep surprising and get surprised. :)

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  19. That was such a sweet thing you both did.. :) Love the expressions of joy in the photos..

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  20. Aditi, I could see from the look on your mom's face that she was overjoyed :) Bless you for making her day. I hope my kids do the same for me someday. Touching post.

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  21. oh wow! surprises!!! i too have a little sister! they are indeed very sweet!! :)
    The quote in the last suits so well! loved it! :)

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  22. That is just so cute, Aditi :) Their love and surprise actually reflect on their faces :) And lovely snaps ! This is such a heart warming post ! Who wouldnt love a nice warm surprise !! :)

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  23. These pics speak for themselves .... so well executed ! Luv u

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  24. its always fun to give and receive surprises

    PhenoMenon

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  25. This is an awsum post - recipe dipped in love and parents blessing!! Good one Aditi!!

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  26. Awesome that you were able to give them such a wonderful surprise!! And those pancakes look absolutely scrumptious!!!! ♥♥

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  27. This is so sweet! I'm sure this was the most priceless gift your Ma would have ever received! Very nice..May the smiles remain forever as seen in these wonderful photographs that you shared :)

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  28. that was a sweet gesture... the house looks so pretty... just like the residents.. :)

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  29. What a lovely gift! Thank you for sharing this sweet story. :)

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  30. Wow, awesome.....that's a great surprise. Am sure your mom's never gonna forget this birthday. And I loved the recipe of the pancakes...I might try it too :) Will let you know how it turns out!

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  31. What a delightful warm and fuzzy story. It brought back memories and a few tears. Thank you for sharing and you are a great daughter1

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing this slice of life & happiness from halfway around the world :) It's heartwarming to see families enjoying time together spontaneously, without the sense that duty plays a stronger part than actual love or joy. On my side of the world, where so many people are thousands of kilometers away from their families, it's a rare sight indeed. Your post made my day :)

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  33. That's so lovely...surprises are always wonderful and your mum's happiness is obvious! Happy birthday to her!!

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  34. Looks like you had a great time!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  35. Aditi... the things you and your sister do tells us volumes about the love you carry in your heart for your parents :) Look at the sheer joy on Aunty's face!

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  36. Such a sweet and loving thing to do. Thanks for sharing both story and pics. Your mom looks so thrilled.

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