Cooking Time Again – Crispy Veggie Balls for Dadda

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Hello everyone! This week I decided to do something special for dadda. He has a long tiring week. Mumma told he was busy with some new project and he had lots of work to do. I told mumma that I want to make something special for dadda. Something that he would love to eat! So we decided to make crispy veggie balls for him.
Vegetables are good for heath and they are rich in vitamins and minerals. Mumma always tells me to have lots of veggies. That is why I decided to make crispy veggie balls for dadda, so that he feels energetic and becomes strong. I will share the recipe with you, so that you can make it for your loved ones and treat them with something yummy and delicious.
• Lots of veggies – potatoes, peas, carrots, beans, cabbage, and whatever you feel like
• Butter
• Salt to taste
• Pepper – 1 tea spoon
• All purpose flour – 1/4th cup
• Corn flour – ½ cup
• Breadcrumbs – 1 cup
• Parmesan cheese – ½ cup
• Mayonnaise – for dip
It would take about half an hour to prepare the delicious crispy veggie balls. So let’s start:
• We peeled the veggies and mumma put them to boil together. After 15 minutes the vegetables were soft.
• We drained the water and let them cool down. Once they were cold, we mashed them together.
• Mumma put some salt, pepper and all purpose flour into the mashed potatoes and I mixed all of them with a spatula
• Then mumma taught me to make small balls with the mashed veggies. We made around 15 balls.
• In a shallow dish, mumma mixed the corn flour with a little amount of water to make a thick paste. In another shallow dish she mixed the breadcrumbs and grated parmesan cheese.
• Mumma set the oven to pre-heat
• Then, we dipped the veggie balls into the corn flour paste and then in the breadcrumb and cheese mixture and placed them on a cookie sheet.
• Mumma carefully sprinkled the balls with some oil and put the tray inside the oven for 20 minutes.
• We waited eagerly for 10 minutes. Then Mumma turned the balls so that the other side gets cooked.
• We kept checking so that they didn’t get overcooked
After 20 minutes, Mumma took out the tray. The balls were golden brown in colour. We transferred the balls onto a serving plate. In a small glass bowl, I put some garlic mayonnaise and in another some tomato ketchup. It was already 6:30 and Dadda was back home.
We served him the golden brown crispy veggie balls with some homemade chips and juice. He loved them very much. He said it was very tasty and delicious. Dadda gave me a tight hug and kiss on my forehead. Dadda was very happy and promised me to take out this weekend.

Another Painful Incident –Smashed Finger!

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Last evening I invited my friends for a play date at my home and we decided to play a lot of games and have fun. Mumma once told me she played hide and seek with her friends when she was a kid, so we decided to play the same game. In the first turn, I decided to be the seeker and asked my friends to hide. As I counted one to 10, all my friends hid themselves in various places inside the home. I found all of them quickly and then it was my friend’s turn to become the seeker.

As she started counting, I looked for a nice place to hide, so that I could not be caught easily. I looked around and decided to hide behind the kitchen door. She finished counting and started looking for us. She looked behind the couch, under the table, inside the bathroom and caught everyone else other than me. I was watching her through the crack of the hinge. Then she realised she didn’t check the kitchen and came running towards the kitchen. She was so excited to find me that she didn’t notice my finger was inside the crack and she slammed the door smashing my finger.

The pain was severe and mumma came running as she heard me crying aloud. My finger was throbbing with pain. My finger became red due to bruising and swelled instantly. Mumma got afraid initially but she responded quickly. She got a bowl full of ice and soaked my finger in it. The moment she put my finger inside the ice the pain increased immensely but gradually the pain started to lower. Mumma soothed me as I kept on crying continuously.

Once the pain started to soothe, Mumma called my doctor, since some blood collected under the nail. Doctor told Mumma to give me some ibuprofen (Mumma told me the name later) to lower the pain further. He also asked to put some ointment to ease the pain and alleviate the blood clot. He also said that the blood clot might take some time to go away, but there is nothing much to worry about.

I am very afraid to visit the doctor, so Mumma said we don’t need to visit if the pain goes away by the night. The pain was still there and I couldn’t eat dinner. I prayed to god to take away the pain and went to sleep. Today morning when I got up the pain was almost gone and I was happy that I didn’t have to the doctor

My friend called me to say sorry as she was feeling guilty to hurt me. I told her I was fine and she doesn’t need to worry anymore. But Mumma said I should take rest for a day, so I didn’t go to school today. But I will be alright by tomorrow and will be fit to go to school and play with my friends.