This weekend was lovely. We had a biriyani potluck arranged by JorenQ and I was a part of it. I went there with my Emirati chicken biriyani (no recipe on the blog yet! InShaAllah, will cook this up pretty soon and add it to my drafts! 🙂 ) with a lot of trepidation. My main intention of going was to see a few faces that I have been interacting with and have been longing to meet. We had an amazing time. I dragged HD along and was worried if he would get annoyed at me taking more time, but thankfully he was really cooperative. 😀 The girls enjoyed themselves. I can’t talk anything about the food since I am on a strict diet and I carried my own lunch, so I had to turn my eyes away from everything. But the meetings, the talks, the laughter, all made up for the absence of it. I have always said that it is the relationships that blogging has given me that makes me keep this blog alive, and I still say the same, Alhamdulillah… 🙂 And oh yes, the biriyani received some lovely positive feedback, Alhamdulillah… 🙂
I know the season right now here is not feasible for anything cold, but then is there a season for enjoying cold stuff? I have seen people enjoy ice cream and cold treats even when it is freezing outside. Even I do that at times! Since luscious strawberries are in season, I thought why not post this delicious simple recipe that is a favorite to kids. It is a very straight forward recipe without any complications, but one thing I have included here is strawberry essence. I don’t know why I bought it but definitely one of my fancy buys it was! The essence gives it a flavor and smell exactly of store bought milkshakes. If you don’t have them, don’t even bother to use them. I always feel that we need to make food as per what is in our house. This way it reduces wastage and ensures maximum utilization of resources – something that I am learning now, since I have seen too much wastage and can’t take it any more, thanks to the blogging itch! 😕 So moving on to this recipe…
- 1½ cup milk
- ½ cup cold water
- 15 strawberries, cleaned and chopped
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp strawberry essence (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Serve immediately.