Indian food and Girl's Nights...

Ava (friend who works at PFS) has taken me/us under her wing and made sure we are socialized. She threw a dinner party for 20 or so guests a few weeks ago, including us in the soiree. It was so nice to be able to meet with different people we normally wouldn't have met (who spoke English mind you), and although we were dubbed the "Oil Shakes" from Texas, we had a great time :) Ava prepared home cooked Indian Food, and when I say prepared, I mean 6 different dishes that were AMAZING. We had Shrimp, Chicken, and Beef curry, Lamb with Saffron Rice, Bread, Tomato and Onion Salsa and various Chutneys, a chickpea dish and a vegetarian curry. It was awesome. I had never really had too many Indian dinners in the past, and definitely not any home cooked and THIS good! It was great, and she even made a chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream and strawberries. We were in heaven. Stephen really liked the lamb and rice, and tried the shrimp and chicken curries and of course INHALED the dessert. It was so nice!

This past Friday we had a girls night, we being Ava and Francoise (another coworker/friend). We had appetizers, spaghetti and dessert...and a lot of conversation and music. It was so nice to be able to get out on my own and interact with other women. They have been lifesavers, even if they are making me fat! Thanks girls!