At the end of the holy month of Ramadan (29-30 days of fasting) is Eid al-Fitr. A day of celebration and feasting spent with our family and friends.
The first call/greeting I get is always from my mom. And the first call I make is to my paternal grandmother in Mumbai. Granny can’t hear me too well at 93 but she is fit as a fiddle and tells me she loves me, prays for me and misses me.
At home it’s party time in the kitchen for the cook. Today it was biryani, kebabs, nihari, vermicelli, etc. He mostly has my mom’s recipes and makes them impeccably well! After dressing up, morning prayers and phone calls to family, it is time for a heavy breakfast followed by siesta no. 1. A family lunch late afternoon is followed by siesta no. 2.
Eid almost feels like Thanksgiving. Thank God for stretchy pyjamas! Just like Thanksgiving it is now time to get back into fitness and nutrition tracking mode!
Eid Mubarak everyone!