The beautiful sugar based bow and 50th mark made the talented baker Gayathri, who came all the way for this meet. Though I have already met her before, meeting and spending three days with her, made our relationship so much more stronger!
Our official aprons with the BM#50 was specially made by Vaishali and so beautifully done that I don't feel like using it at all!
These notepads were printed and done by PJ, with unknowingly colour coordinating the dress code!
We had to quickly move beyond our gift packing and some started the lunch preparation.
These were the delicious food cooking in Progress! Pradnya and Kalyani made the Thecha for us,
Archana made the Ginnu from colostrum powder,
Pradnya made Bakri and Zunka, Somebody made a Korma, Vaishali made garlic rice with fresh Garlic.
Kamalika was in charge of the drinks during the meet. She got about some interesting mocktails.
The lunch on the whole was so filling and delicious. Will link back to the recipes once I get them!
Post lunch we had a Photography session given by Usha, she used the korma and took a detailed session on different aspects of photography that we could learn. She was so patient and explaining much in detail for so many questions that kept coming.
Then we had Nandini demo'ing us on baking a loaf with Whole Wheat Organic Flour.
We had an official BM Photo Shoot with all members dressed in Whites. Then we changed for a traditional Indian attires and yes before that we all had a super delicious Pani puri shots!
Dinner saw us getting all decked up in traditional and we visited Annalakshmi for a feast. Nobody was able to do justice to the whole meal. However it was such a delicious treat still!
With the customary back pose with the flowers!
We returned home, very tired, not being in a position to move an inch as well. We had early morning programs, however stay up the whole night chatting. Excepting couple of the group, none had a wink of sleep!
For a person who never stayed at hotels, nor overnight at friends place, this was a new experience, staying up and chatting with friends! What we discussed will remain off the records, however it was such a fun topic.
Come back for Day 2...