Monday, March 23, 2009

Kid Update and Revisiting Some Oldies

Little M is now 2 years and 8 months old and talks non-stop. She gets up in the morning and gets started! I cannot believe she has so many things to say first thing in the morning! I'm still half-asleep and making non-committal noises in response. Of course, that doesn't work for long since she really, really (or 'lilly, lilly', as she says it!) needs answers. For questions like "why does Ginger run away from me?", "why do I have to go to Ammamma's (the sitter) house?", "why should I share toys?", "why can't we go to Kid Junction today?" etc. All burning questions, that no doubt require deep answers first thing in the morning! :)






Here she is, at her current favorite place- the "grocery store" at a kid entertainment center.








She's that not into dolls. Recently, we went to a doll store and she refused to get one for herself despite our perstering her to choose one! She prefers to play with computer and electronic stuff. She even likes cars better than dolls. Here she is on a "tactor". More her type! :)








I have been revisiting my older recipes to update the posts with better pictures. I'd really enjoyed the apple gojju that my mom made a long time ago but had not prepared it again. I had a big bag of apples that I knew we've never finish unless I cooked something with it. So apple gojju it was. Bonus of course, was the opportunity to update the old post with a new picture!

Apple Gojju


And another look -
Apple Gojju


Another post that's been revitalized with a new picture is Togari Nucchina Unde, which are steamed savory toor dal dumplings, served with a yogurt based gravy.

Togari Nuchchina Unde

45 comments:

Asha said...

LOL! She sounds like how Trisha was and is! I had bought her a doll when she was toddler too and she hated it, had to give it to charity in the end. Some girls are like that, let her enjoy whatever she wants, may be Tonka truck for her 3rd birthday? :D

She looks grown. Apple Gojju looks great, I almost thought it's a apple pie filling! :)

indosungod said...

All power to little M. Just take in as much of the talk as possible, after a while they just don't want to talk. DD2 gets more pleasure ripping of the clothes and heads of dolls and leaving them around. Some of them look really bad with their clothes off.

The apple goju looks so tasty.

Cham said...

Does she like Vehicles? My son is craze about vehicles....
She is cute Vani! Applle Gojju and the snack is very new recipes they looks yummilicous :)

Priya Sriram said...

Ha ha! She is so intensely buying groceries! If she cooks, I'd love to stop by... :D

Apple gojju? Sounds new and interesting, would love to try! :)

Deepa Hari said...

Your daughter is very cute Vani...nice pics.

Yummy gojju...Never tried apple gojju...recipe sounds great...good one.

Ashwini said...

She is so cute..Ya, I know they talk non stop and never stops. My daughter always asks "Why" for any answer you give. It just becomes a question again. The photo on my profile is my daughter. She is 3.5 years..
Apple gojju looks so yumm..Will try ..

Happy cook said...

Wow she is a realy beautie.
Kids grow up so fast.
Don't they.

A_and_N said...

Wow, she must be quite a handful :) Very cute!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Your daughter looks very cute :) Apple gojju and nucchina unde looks delicious.

Paru ... said...

Your sweetiepie looks very cheerful & cute:). Thats some mouthwatering Apple gojju Vani..Yumm

(BTW nice to know we get sprouts in Indian groceries these days. I have found any so far:(, I would be thrilled if I could get my hands on them)

Pooja said...

Your daughter is looking so cute vani..Love your apple gojju..

Varunavi said...

So cute vani,some kids are like that.My duaghter who is 20months old doesnt like toys at all,the only thing she does with toys is break them and tries to fix it.And always wants to climb on the dining tables and TV stand,stove top etc.........she just hates toys

Ann said...

Lovely and cute...she looks more activity oriented..thats great too vani...
yummy clicks

Sharmila said...

Your cutie pie is cho chweeeeet!:-)
What dolls .. she belongs to the 'electronic generation' ... so get her a laptop ... u know those pink kinds ... even if it sings out eieio :-)
Reposting with good snaps sounds a great idea .. I started blogging during the monsoons and have some snaps I would rather not have on my blog. :-)

Uma said...

your daughter is so cute Vani! Nice idea to revisit the old posts.

LG said...

She refused to buy a toy? My my..such a nice daughter you have dear. My son never stops buying! :D

Apple gojju looks delicious and so does nuchina unde :)

Jayashree said...

She's grown so much, Vani.....looks really cute. T is at that stage too - everything she says is prefixed with Why, When or What???

Sandeepa said...

Awww isn't she a cutie :) Kala tikka for her

Varsha Vipins said...

I 'lily' 'lily' loved ur chweety pie..:)..Mmuahhh for her..:)
The pics are fab..I always awe at the lighting of your pics Vani..Is it real sunlight or do u use any lighting system?They are just fab..!!!:)

Madhu said...

I guess all girls are similar, mine who is 4 talks non-stop too.. She looks so cute playing at grocery store..
Gojju with apples, very new but looking so yummy. This recipe is such a saver, i always have unused apples sitting around.

Rajesh &Shankari said...

you had to plead for her to buy a toy..just hold these memories- once she is a teen, she will be into clothes and you will not hear the end of it :)

Shri said...

Lovely pictures!!Your kid looks so cute and sweet.

Shama Nagarajan said...

she is cute...lovely recipes and nice blog

trupti s. said...

Oh my....she gets lovelier each day! I am so glad she enjoys computers...nothing wrong with that!

those toor daal undes have my attention, I'd love to try them! and the apple gojju is new! I've had mango and pineapple ones before, never apple!

hugs,trupti
the spice who loved me

Meenal Mehta said...

your daughter is precious. Her questions remind me of my niece who did the same thing at her age.

lovely new pics :)

DEESHA said...

she look like an angel Vani, how fast kids grow up right? Loved apple gojju .. might try it esp after I loved Apple dal .. My ajji makes awesome nuchina unde ..

spicencook said...

Apple Gojju.......??? Interesting.... should definitely try sometime soon.... :)
Btw, Nice Click....!!!

Priti said...

Your gal is so cute like little Angel....God bless her...isn't it gud that she not into dolls ;)....Apple Gojju looks so gud...just yum

Vani said...

Asha- yeah, Tonka truck it'd be for the third b'day! :)

ISG - one of my friend's kids is like that too- all her dolls are devoid of clothing coz the kid rips them off. They sure look bad, don't they? :)

Cham - yeah, she does like vehicles. She identifies some cars by their logos too :)

Priya - she's very serious about her groceries! :)

Deepa - thanks :)

Ashwini - so I have lot more questions to look forward to, huhh? :)

HC, A&N, Pavithra- thanks, girls :)

Paru- thanks :) the sprouts (at least in the two stores I go to) are usually with the dosa batter and yodurt section. I hope you get them in your area!

Vani said...

Pooja- thanks :)

Varunavi - hey it's good. you won't ahve to spend money buying her toys then! :) With M too, she likes the toys for a few days and then she won't even look at them! But nowadays, she seems to be going back to her earlier toys.

Ann - yeah, she wants something to keep her occupied. Just that dolls are not it :)

Sharmila - that's what I'll do now. buy her a pink laptop! :)

Uma - thanks :)

LG - yeah, I know this "I don't want to buy" phase won't last long! I should put away the money I'm saving now for when she demands more! he he.. :)

Vani said...

Jayashree- hope little T is doing well! I haven't checked o her in a long time!

Sandeepa- kala tikka when she comes home :)

Varsha- thanks, lilly :) bright sunlight's the trick :)

Madhu - nice to know know about your 4 year old! this easy gojju definitely helps clear out the last few apples!

Shankari/Rajesh - yeah, right? will hold on to these as they'll soon be "the good old days when she refused to buy"! :)

Shri, Shama - thanks :)

Vani said...

Trupti S- aw, thanks :) nothing wrong with loving computers. absolutely! glad she likes some thing! i did not like dolls as a kid too. so she's just continuing a tradition, I guess :)

Meenal - thanks :)

Deesha- thanks! you must post your ajji's nuchchina unde sometime!

Spicencook- thanks for stopping by my blog and the comment! :) hope to see you around :)

Priti - thanks! and i'm just glad she's into something! :)

Usha said...

Your daughter is so adorable !

Loved the idea of apple gojju,will definitely try soon :-)

Maya said...

Oh M is a big girl now, I remember seeing her baby pics when she first visited India! Their questions sometimes make you wonder about how curious they are, isnt it ?

Apple gojju and nuchina unde both look fantastic. Got to try the gojju.

Prathibha said...

Apple Gojju n vunde looks yummy..

Vani said...

Usha- thanks :)

Maya - thanks! yeah, very curious about everything. very fascinating to see how their minds work too!

Pratibha - thanks :)

Varunavi said...

Happy ugadi vani to and to ur sweety

Sia said...

Muaaahhhhhhhh... how sweet she looks :) and she doesn't like doll? he he he he... she may change after few yrs (no mane aata?) ;)

and that apple gojju and nucchinunde is making me all hungry! not fair girl!

and wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy Ugadi!

Sharmi said...

Your lil daughter looks so cute:)
My Son also keeps asking a million questions a day!!
the thoor dumplings look delish!

Vibaas said...

your daughter looks adorable. it's funny n nice, how they have their own preferences already! :)

apple gojju and Togari Nucchina Unde both look good and they are healthy too. i'll definitely try them and i'm sure my kids will enjoy them.

Jaya said...

Vani,
your precious princess looks so cute :)) ...
I can Imagine , I can Imagine when you are still preparing yourself to get out of bed and here goes those questions , why ,how when?
Very precious moments , enjoy it ..
My daughter is so fond of this particular Car ...GenNext is way beyond us I must tell you LOL...
its a very neat idea to repost old post with new bright n gorgeous pictures
hugs and smiles

Vani said...

Varunavi - thanks and a very happy ugadi to you too!

Sia- thanks! too young for "mane aata" but she'll be asking for those dolls and other toys soon enough, I think! Happy Ugadi to you & K too!

Sharmi - thanks :)

Vibaas - thanks :)

Jaya - I thik I'll soon have to start reading up just so I cn answer her questions :) Love your positive & sunny comments :)

bee said...

your daughter is adorable!!! apple goju sounds delicious indeed.

Srivalli said...

Oh Vani, your cutie pie is so cute!!!...and your latest pictures are wonderful!

Vani said...

Bee, Srivalli - thanks :)