Love Story: Mother’s Day

Today is the beginning of a love story. A love story that started simmering 44 years ago. And this particular histoire d’amour is a lot like good Indian cooking — it’s got heat!

It’s also gonna take time*, another hallmark of good Indian cooking.

Now, without further ado we begin like all good love stories, and good meals, do with a tasty side-dish.

Part 1: For the Love of Ghee!

© B. Mac’ 2017

Mrs. Samosa was, and still is by some accounts, a woman bursting at the seems with goodness. But don’t mistake her for a pushover or a popover.

No, she was woman who knew what she wanted and how to get it. She also knew the quickest way to an Indian man’s heart — ghee!

But the thing that makes Mrs. Samosa special, that makes her one-of-a-kind, is that you don’t always know what she’s hiding inside. At least that’s what my father says.

Well those aren’t his exact words.

No, he usually says, “You’re mother’s a good person deep down. She just doesn’t always show it.”

All I can say is, thanks Mom for always being full of surprises (and definitely never boring)!

💝Happy Mother’s Day Y’all!💝

Oh and also,

To Be Continued….

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*The next part of this Love Story Event will drop in June, see you then.

I’m posting this early so my mother has time to…cool off, shall we say. Trust me better safe than sorry when you’re handling samosas right out of the fryer.

Why even risk it, you may rightly be asking yourself. Because I like it — the post I mean (though who doesn’t like a little risk now and then).

It’s my Mother’s Day card: simple, funny, and real. And it’s not one you’re likely to find in a Hallmark store. Sure you’ll find ′Funny Mother’s Day cards′ or ′Funny Mother’s Day cards from Sons.′ But those just don’t hit the spot.

I want to walk into a store and browse through, ′Funny Indian Mother’s Day cards′ or ′Funny Indian Mother’s Day cards from from Good-Looking (and Single) Indian Sons.′ I’ld even settle for ′Funny Mother’s Day cards about Food′ because those sound like cards with potential.

But, admittedly that day’s far off. Those genres are simply too niche for anyone but me to demand. Which is why, until that day comes, I write these posts.

Plus, when I think about it, nothing I’ve written has ever made my mother angry. What I’ve said, well now, that’s a different post for a different day!

Happy Mother’s Day to one and all and if you find a card you think I’ld enjoy be sure to let me know.

Illustration by B. Mac’
© Indian Macgyver 2017

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