Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mango smoothie

This Mother's day turned out to be a fun one ! My son made me a card thanking me for all the 'work' I do..I am glad that he acknowledges it this early in life :) He was quite insistent that I make a card for my mother, but I told him I would cook for her instead

My brother brought over lovely flowers and a delicious cake. My sister-in-law and I cooked up dinner. Our menu that day was mango smoothie, feta and fig salad, thyme roast potatoes and angel hair pasta with mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce, with the cake and some chikoo ice-cream from Naturals for dessert

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Ma has always been very open to trying different cuisines and she enjoyed this dinner. The photos don't do much justice to how tasty it all turned out. There were far too many complaints about how people had to keep waiting for food because I needed to click pictures for my blog...
I did start cooking pretty late that evening and so hurried up with the pictures and I just realized as I am typing this that I do not have any pictures of the angel hair pasta
Here's a sample of the rest of our dinner that night...

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Starting with the easiest recipe here, will post the rest soon...
What did you do for Mother's day ?

Mango Smoothie
(makes 6 glasses)

What you need-

5-6 ripe mangoes (I used the raspuri variety)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup curd / plain yogurt
1-2 tsp sugar, if required
10-15 cubes of ice

What you do with it-

Peel the skin off the mangoes and squeeze as much juice off the skin as you can
Cut the remaining to pieces
Peel and cut the banana
Add the sugar and curd
Put all these ingredients into the blender along with the ice and blend for 3-4 mins
Serve cold with a mint leaf for garnish

5 comments:

Prathima Rao said...

Perfect summer smoothie!! and the mothers day menu sounds mighty tempting!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks yummy :)

Sayantani said...

my son is too young to celebrate this but with his father's help he made me a small card and bought me a cute fridge magnet. love the way you celebrated it Arch...the smoothie is my fav. have many memories attached to it.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

such a nice spread for mother's day...
lovely smoothie! I love it!

Nupur @ One Hot Stove said...

That sounds like a lovely celebration, Arch. I enjoyed Mother's Day by snuggling my baby for hours, then escaped to go knit with my friends. Nothing like a little time off to recharge mommy :)

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