First wish all the visitors of this blog a very happy Vinayagar Chathurthi. Let his birthday bring peace and prosperity to everyone in this world!
This month we celebrated 3 birthdays - my hubby's, mine and Lord Ganesh's. I would like to share few thing we enjoyed doing on this Vinayagar Chathurthi.
Yesterday, we brought white modeling clay and glittering glue pen set from Michaels (Arts & Crafts store). My hubby sculpted the idol while running Seerkazhi Govindarajan 'vinai theerphavane' song in background.
Halfway in the process, we realized that it looked like Lord Ganesha is on south beach diet for past several weeks. Yes, the 2 blocks of clay (each 1 lb) we brought is not enough. My hubby drove to Michaels again and brought another block and completed it. I made the ratatooee (mouse) and a bowl of laddu in clay ... hehehe :-)
Here is how he looked while in making (still need to attach 'ear'):
Finally, Lord Ganesha shaped up very well... close to the picture isn't it?
Glittering after the decorations:
Dharisanam in puja
I made sesame (ellu) and dhal jaggery (paruppu chakkarai) kolkattai, ulundhu vadai, semiya milk payasam and of course sundal for this occasion. We did abhishegam in milk, sandal, turmeric, yogurt and vibhuthi. We also offered everything I made along with fruits to Lord Ganesha and completed our puja. We prayed Lord Ganesha and enjoyed our prasadham.
This is a close look at the food and fruits for Lord Ganesh.
Recipes are on the way in my next post. Wish you all once again Vinayagar Chathurthi! Enjoy this day with lot of happiness.
Oatmeal is very heart healthy with lot of fiber and lowers cholesterol, blood pressure. I love pancakes. Oatmeal pancakes is one of my favorite breakfast esp on Sundays. A perfect pancake to me should come out puffy, spongy, should have right level of sweet, invitingly colorful and should be a feast for nostrils. Here is what I enjoyed yesterday for breakfast:
1. Rolled or Old style or Irish Oats 1 cup
2. 100% whole wheat multi-purpose flour 1/2 cup
3. Egg white (or whole egg beat if you prefer) 1/2 cup
4. Baking powder 1 tsp
5. Agave for sweet 1 tblsp (or sugar if you prefer)
6. Blueberries 1/2 cup
7. Fat-free milk (1/2 cup)
8. 100% Maple syrup (cheap HFCS high-fructose corn syrup mix is no good for both health and taste)
Add oats to the milk and soak it for 3-4 hours or overnight in refrigerator. Add egg white, wheat flour, baking powder, agave (or sugar) and blend in processor / coffee grinder. Bring a non-stick pan to medium heat and pour 5 to 7 spoons of the mix (non-stick greasing stuff or oil is not really needed for pancakes). Turn it over in 1 to 2 minutes and take out once it becomes puffy and golden color.
Enjoy with 100% maple syrup and a small cube of butter if you wish. Perfect breakfast with coffee or fruit shake. What else... indulge into the bliss!
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