My husband requested Indian food for his birthday, so I dusted off Indian Cooking by Khalid Aziz, and made this feast. Starting with the big bowl at the top, and going clockwise, there is Murgh biryani (like a chicken fried rice), toasted flatbread (store-bought), Tarka dal (pink lentils with a spicy topping), mango-lime chutney (storebought), and Gajjar bhajji (carrots with cashew nuts). The whole meal got very good reviews.
And speaking of food, Restaurant Week in Fredericksburg has started, and runs through Jan. 21. Eleven downtown restaurants are offering three-course prix fixe dinners for $20.08. This is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant, so check out dinefred for a list of who’s participating. We’ve got reservations at Bistro Bethem, Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen, and TruLuvs. Because our motto is "When all else fails, eat."