Easter April 2017

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~S.D. Gordon

The Fun Starts With Himalayan Dining At The Himalayan Grill 4/16/2017 (Page One)

Here we go...  Great food, great family, and great family... Who could ask for more?

Did You Know? - The word Himalaya literally translates to "Abode of Snow." It is a mountain range in Asia that separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayas include over 100 mountains over 23,000 feet tall, forming an arc over 1,491 miles. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of South Asia.

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Grandma Sue gets the place of honor (and the easiest to get in and out of)

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
We have places for twenty!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Greg, David, and Bob

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Greg takes care of Dad who is going to be 93 next week!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Brian is doing some serious pondering!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Pete must have found what he is looking for!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Brian gets some expert help!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
...the party can start!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
...and she brought her Mom (Becca) and Dad (Zack)!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
It's that shy look!   It only lasts for a few minutes!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
The party is underway!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
There are a gaggle of us today!

Did You Know? - Meals are traditionally eaten seated or squatting on the floor although urban restaurants have tables and chairs. A large mound of bhat (boiled rice or other grains such as cornmeal or barley) or a pile of roti (rounds of thin unleavened bread) is served on a Jharke thal—a rimmed brass or stainless steel plate about 12"/30 cm. diameter. The rice is surrounded by smaller mounds of prepared vegetables, fresh chutney or preserved pickles, and sometimes curd/yoghurt, fish or meat.

Soup-like dal and vegetables cooked in sauce may be served in separate small bowls, to be poured over the rice. Food is brought to the mouth with the fingers of the right hand. The left hand—traditionally used for certain toilet purposes—should never touch food but may hold cups and glasses. The right hand should be rinsed before and after eating.

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
"Hey Dad... We are supposed to be sitting on the floor"

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Looks like Brian is enjoying the papadam!

Did You Know? - Papadum is a thin, crisp, disc-shaped food from the Indian subcontinent; typically based on a seasoned dough usually made from peeled black gram flour (urad flour), fried or cooked with dry heat. Flours made from other sources such as lentils, chickpeas, rice, tapioca, or potato can be used.

Papadums are typically served as an accompaniment to a meal in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka or as an appetizer or snack, sometimes with toppings such as chopped onions, chopped carrots, chutneys or other dips, and condiments. In certain parts of India, papadums which have been dried but not cooked are used in curries and vegetable dishes.

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Good groceries!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Our waitstaff were super! They said...
" व्यापार को हाम्रो नम्र ठाउँमा आउँदै लागि धन्यवाद "

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Wine also disappears!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
David's bowl is empty!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Bob tries some new things... Always a nice surprise

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Paul tells Michelle a story...
"Once upon a time, long, long ago.... I had red hair!"

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
"No... Really"

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
Franklyn brings Michele a glass for wine after that story!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017
The boys don't seem to believe Grandpa's story either!

Dining at the Himalayan Grill before coloring Easter Eggs April 15th 2017