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Growing up in America as an Indian child, I never felt left out when all my American friends got to put up Christmas lights and drink eggnog. My mom always told me that we were too naughty for santa to come and our house did not have a fireplace so I fully understood why Santa never came to my house.
Plus on our holidays we mainly give cash and I think that is way more fun then a sweater. (Hehehe)
So every year when the holiday season rolls around we join in on some American traditions, mainly those that involve food.
This holiday seasons I have stuffed myself silly with chocolate and cookies. I would not want to have it any other way.
But I am pretty sure when I have my own kids I will be handing out sweaters right and left, I do want my kids to fit in!
This Christmas Eve I ordered kabobs from my favorite Afgani place, Maiwand Kabob!
My diet is 90% meat free, but I LOVE beef kabobs!
I think in all of 2010 I have maybe seen 3 movies total. In the past 48 hours I have seen 5 movies.
Anyways moving on to today!
My family was invited over to my dad’s co-workers’s house for dinner and I decided to bring kabobs with me!
My mom actually marinated the meat the night before ( we were making both chicken and beef kabobs)
The marinating process for beef is quite intense. From the way my mom described it, she usually uses a boxed Shan kabob mix and adds her own own onions, turmeric, parsley, papaya and spice. Next she pan fries a small amount of meat to taste. And finally she mixes the meat in a food processor so that everything is well mixed.
Once the meat has marinated overnight we can finally bake the kabobs!
We set up our makeshift grill, skewers and all!
And then things got a little messy.
I simply grabbed some meat in my hands and started smushing it on the skewer.
Thankfully my mom came to help and told me to dip my hands in water before touching the meat so that it would all stick together!
On to Christmas dinner! Our lovely hosts cooked up a feast!
We started off with some Chatt ( chickpeas) I filled my plate up at least three times!
Everything was amazing!
I took my food baby home and found some sweats!
My sister and I LIVE in sweats the second we come home we immediately change into them.
All is well!