Birthday Special !!!

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Today is Nischal’s birthday!!! Yes and I would like to tell you all something you do not know about him and I dedicate this post to the wonderful person and wish you all the very best.

 Another birthday passing means another wonderful year that we’ve spent together. Another year spent growing and loving each other more. I’m excited to continue this journey and see many more years pass by, right by your side.

Each day – usually late at night, I say to Dear (that’s what I call him), would you mind taking a look at my post?”  He drops everything – his news and political websites that he loves to read, his videos, his downtime after a long day of work and travel in Bangalore – and he begins to read my post. I sit at the laptop, pretending not to watch, but can’t help but glance my eyes over to see his face as he reads.  Sometimes, he will smile (it usually feels pretty dang awesome to see that smile, I’ll admit. :)  Sometimes he will have suggestions for how to make the post better.  Sometimes he will just say resolutely, “Yep, that’s good!”  But no matter what he says, I know he is thinking of all of you.  He, too, wants to help make the posts meaningful.  And his heart and soul are behind everything that I do here. 

Until I got married to him, I had been working.  I was OK with that – because I mean, who doesn’t want to be self-sufficient?  It was such a blessing to be able to offer that.  But, to have the privilege of stepping back from being the bread winner?  To be able to switch gears and do something that is much more meaningful to me than any other job?  Well, pinch me.  I feel ridiculously spoiled to be able to do this…especially when he wishes he could work on something of his own start up plans too.  I’m just so grateful for the sacrifice he makes each day to make this possible.  Every once in a while, I asked him, “Dear, are you still ok with me not working?”  And he just looks at me like, what? Why? :)  

He puts time, energy, and thought into everything he do. He also loves to be challenged, he loves to consider if there’s a better way of thinking about things, and he certainly loves the opportunity to dig deeper to see if he can explain something to someone in a better way. He is amazing!!

For you Dear! I honor and thank God for a gift of you. Though life has been a roller coaster to us but I am so grateful because we have each other and God as our anchor in life!

Happy Birthday, my dear husband! 

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Remembering this old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” so  I decided to do something revolving around FOOD.Here it is one of his favorite Ice cream bread recipe which I recently learnt and made.

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This is the most wonderful news of all time: Ice cream bread exists and it only requires two ingredients. This  one recipe which was shared by my face book friend Vibha Bhutada and I can’t resist seeing the lovely pictures she posted. I tried this recipe with slight variations and simply loved it….easy to prepare and perfect recipe for those who are just learning to prepare breads :) Do try this awesome recipe I am sure you will love it and if you do …don’t forget to leave in your feedback !!!

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Ingredients-

2 cups- melted ice cream (I have used tutti frutti) or any flavor

1 ½ cups- self raising flour

Optional ingredients-

2 tablespoon chocolate chips

2 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles or tutti frutti

3 tablespoon grated nuts (cashews, almonds, raisins, pistachios)

Jam or butter (to serve)

How to go about it –

  1. Preheat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Make your loaf tin ready lining it with parchment sheet or butter paper (unfortunately that day I do not have parchment so just greased tin and sprinkles all purpose flour).
  3. In a large bowl mix melted ice cream and self raising flour and make it like dough.
  4. Add sprinklers, chocolate chips and nuts and mix. Do not over mix.
  5. Now transfer it to the bread tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Slice it and serve with jam or butter.
  7. Enjoy with your loved ones with a cup of hot coffee.

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  • Baking times and temperatures may vary from oven to oven.
  • You can use any ice cream, but low-fat & dairy-free ice cream do not work well.
  • Don’t have self-rising flour? Make your own using this simple equation: For each 1 cup of flour add 1½ teaspoons baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt
  • Get creative with add ins!

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