We are starting the Blogging Marathon # 27, which also happens to be a full month marathon. So for the next 30 days, you will see us running around, posting non stop. To make it even more fun and hectic, everybody wanted to have a theme dedicated per week. So the first weeks happens to be Occasions. second Traditional, third Seasonal and fourth Misc or crafts!
Now coming to Occasions, one can interpret in many ways. Occasions can be any event that happens in your home, be it a birthday party, anniversary or even some special pooja/ festival if you may tag it so.
So to make it more easy to myself, I decided to take up Birthday party as I am going to plan for Konda's birthday pretty soon. Whether I will make all these or not, I told her that I am making special dishes this week on account of her birthday ahead. She infact celebrated her birthday last week, as her special day falls during vacation. Every year she gets a new dress specially for this and carries chocolates as well for her friends. I guess this is more fun as she gets to celebrate twice. Anyway I planned all the dishes with her approval and was glad that she and her brothers liked all of them
When I was thinking about birthday planning etc, I had infact had the actual planning in mind. Well as always things have a way of working on their own. And I was left with not much time on hand for an elaborate planning as such. Just that I managed to cook 2 -3 dishes together to make it look more like a party on its own.
For the next 8 days I will be sharing Kid friendly dishes that are approved by kids for their party.
So let's welcome the kiddos with a Fizzy drink.
Now I am not a person who would approve of serving Pepsi or aerated drink to kids. In fact when my kids see that I got aerated drink for them, they get surprised. So on the rare occasion I do, I tell them that their father got it for them, so to keep up the image.
However for a change, I decided to make an Orange Punch Fizzy. I was inspired by the drink that Vaishali served us when she invited us to her home. If I remember right, she had used grapes, and oranges. Since I couldn't lay hands on grapes, though lemon would do the job quite well and top it with Sprite, you have a winner!
My kids simply loved it, imagine along with the mint leaves as well!
I used 4 Oranges, 1/2 lemon, 2 glasses of Sprite, 1 chilled glass water, 3 tsp sugar.
Stir and mix the sugar with orange and lemon well. Mix in sprite and water and serve chill.
You can top it with a lemon slice and mint leaves. Infact when I was serving them, I sort of crushed the lemon slice and mint leaves on top.
Let me assure you that this drink was so refreshing
Boys are starting their new academic year today. They walk around with their nose high in air, because they are now Annas (elder bro) as they have juniors who will be joining 1st grade and call them Anna/ Bhai! You will get to hear this statement when they are around at least couple of times, as they are still so armoured about the fact.
They also had a party on graduation day, and before hitting the bed with this drink in celebrations of the new year ahead.