TB family is back and had a delicious Indian dinner thanks to Sach :)

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the cute cheffs :)

Since his first time in Lima (almost 5 weeks ago), Sach let me know he wanted to come back to my house and have dinner with me and my family, but this time he wanted to cook for us :) I was so glad and really appreciated that. This kind of gesture is not so usual by us - I mean in Lima. Wow! I have to say, that my parents weren't so glad the first time I introduced them to my TB. But after this gesture they were so grateful, specially my mom!

But it wasn't the only thing. Sach contacted a friend in London and his friend sent by post all the spices. I came back from work one day and found a small box, when I opened it... the spices were there!!!

Sach arrived to Lima on Sunday and we agreed to meet on Monday after work.

Chicken Jalfrezi, Jeera Chicken & Bombay Potatoes - so tasty!!!
He called me around 4:15pm and we met almost at 5pm at his hostel. I picked him up. He brought all his stuff, because he'd stay with us until it was time to go to the airport. His flight would leave at 2am! We went to the supermarket to buy all the ingredients needed for the dinner.

We started cooking around 6:30pm. It was so much fun. We both like to cook, but it was the first time cooking 3 dishes at same time and for 5 people, hahaha. Usually we just cook 1 dish at time and at the most for 3 people. So it was an adventure, a fun one. We had a blast cooking and listening to music - this time not 80's music hahaha. The food was Indian. I have to say that it was the first time for me and my family having real Indian food. And I couldn't have asked for a better way to taste it, that home made by a friend :)

For entree we had:  Chicken Jalfrezi and Jeera Chicken.

After a delicious dinner: My dad, my mom, Yadi, Sach & Rom. A happy family :)
As side we had: Bombay Potatoes and white rice. My mom arrived around 7:30pm and as soon as she opened the door she felt the delicious smell of the food and came straight to the kitchen. While we were cooking, my mom was setting the table. By the time everything was ready Romain arrived and 20min later my dad arrived too. We sat at the table and enjoyed a really delicious food. The fact that the food was cooked with so much love and fun made it taste even better :)

My mom had arrived from Cusco just a couple of days ago and wanted also to share some traditional food with us. So she brought some tamales - the tamales in Cusco are a bit different, don't have much fat and taste a bit sweet - for dessert.

just before leaving :(
Although we were full, we had them. They were really good. The five of us had a great time just talking about Peru, Sach's experiences, my mom's visit to small villagues in Cusco, Romain's impressions from Peru, food in France, etc. We talked about almost every possible topic. The difference of languages wasn't something we couldn't solve.

We asked for a taxi in order to drive Sach to the airport. So we had some free time before it was time to leave. Sach checked the news about his flight and further bookings.  In the meanwhile, Gunther was running like crazy around the whole house, hahaha.

The taxi came and it was time to say good bye... I don't know if it was true or just a joke, but Sach said something about coming back in 2 years. I hope so - I'm crossing my fingers. Otherwise my mom was saying she'd go to London, hahaha.

This experience was so great! I really appreciated Sach shared his culture with us and decided to spend his last hours in Lima with my family. This is priceless! I hope Sach had such a wonderful time as we did. He will always be welcome in Lima. A family will be waiting for him. And if he can't come in 2 years, one of us will be knocking at his door in Lodon :)

travelman727 says:
Fabulous story, Yadi! I can hardly wait for the Lima TravBuddy meetup :-D
Posted on: Mar 21, 2008
mikevirgo0824 says:
Hey, Yadira! You have got to be the most hospitable among the TB bunch. They may just have to create a whole new award in recognition of your effort. It just may end up being a rule within the TB community that you can not go to Lima without meeting with Yadira. All the best to you and congrats on the much deserved award! :-)
Posted on: Mar 21, 2008
ys484 says:
yes, a touching story. Thanks:)
Posted on: Mar 18, 2008
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the cute cheffs :)
the cute cheffs :)
Chicken Jalfrezi, Jeera Chicken & …
Chicken Jalfrezi, Jeera Chicken &…
After a delicious dinner: My dad, …
After a delicious dinner: My dad,…
just before leaving :(
just before leaving :(
washing the chicken
washing the chicken
getting ready to cook
getting ready to cook
just cooking and having fun
just cooking and having fun
Rom, Yadi & Sachin waiting for the…
Rom, Yadi & Sachin waiting for th…
our tasty dish!!!!
our tasty dish!!!!
The 3 TB of the night
The 3 TB of the night
Rom & Sach enjoying dinner
Rom & Sach enjoying dinner
now, time for dessert: Cuscos tam…
now, time for dessert: Cusco's ta…
Sach checking the news, this is th…
Sach checking the news, this is t…
Sach & my dads baby :)
Sach & my dad's baby :)
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