Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy 2009




Happy New Year


Wishing You all A Very Happy New Year. Yeah, someone did say "Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bile-less New Year and leave it at that." (author: Judith Crist), but I still insist that You have a Very Happy New Year and may You achieve all that makes You Happy, if it is bile so be it.

I have been in absentia for long, so long that I wasn't sure what to do after I logged into Blogger, Google had changed my dashboard, Haldiram had stopped sending me Goodies, and in general blogging seemed like something I did in another life just like maybe sleeping. But then there were very nice blogger friends who stopped by to Wish Me a Happy New Year and I wanted to come back, wanted to be a part again and so here I am. I am sorry for not replying to comments and just disappearing like the last cookie in the jar but I hope you do understand, and if you don't ummmmmm...

As you can see a lot happened in the time I have been missing. Little S is now Big Sis S and she is joined by Little (yeah really little) A. We went through some difficult times but we waded through them and are now looking forward towards a better, brighter 2009.

Cooking is not really my priority these days though food definitely is and I am also struggling to come up with a simple weekly menu to simplify life. So maybe I will be back with simple quick food to help me balance out life and also share some very delightful moments with the two sisters.

51 comments:

  1. Hi, Sandeepa, thanks for coming back again....
    Wish you and your family a very happy new year...

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  2. I really want some new & simple one from u...I'm a new one in the kitchen, so it'll be so good to try out some simple thing...

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  3. Dear Sandeepa, it is so great to see you back here! Congrats on the new addition to the family and wish you all the happiness in the coming year!

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  4. Congrats on the storks gift!! Blogging can wait but the little one can't and I don't think with a title like yours - Bong Mom - anyone can ever forget you:) Wish you the very best!!

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  5. Hi Sandeepa,
    Happy New Year and welcome back. Congratulations on becoming a Mom of two daughters.... it will definitely be a fairy tale, seeing two daughters grow.

    And, obviously you must have understood, 6 months of absence, yet all your blog-visitors checked it everyday, and hoped against hope to find you back on the saddle.

    Happy New Year once again, and lots and lots of love for Little S and Very Little A.

    Take Care

    Arundhati

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  6. Welcome back, you and Little S and Littler A - see us once in a while!

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  7. Hey!!
    Its good to see you back. I have often looked for guidance here and marvel at the pics.
    Congratulations for the new member in the family n A Very Happy New Year!

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  8. Look who's back!And with such wonderful news too! Congratulations, dear Sandeepa, on the new addition to your family:-)

    Wishing you and your lovely family a very happy and healthy 2009 :-)

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  9. Thanks Sudeshna , Sig, Sunshinemom, BWM, Sra, Mini, and Sunita

    Have a Great New Year

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  10. Sandeepa,
    congrats dear ..
    wish you and your lovely family a happy new year :)...
    Tumi ekhon khob busy dojon ke niye Nischoyi ...samaye hole abaar esho..
    hugs and smiles

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  11. Happy New Year! Sandeepa.
    Time is indeed precious with 2 little ones in two.

    We will be very glad to see you make your apperance here now and then.

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  12. Darling darling Sandeepa - welcome back and congratulations on little A.You have been sorely sorely missed - dont vanish like this again :)Love to the lil tykes!

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  13. How wonderful to have two lovely little girls!!! Sandeepa, You are doubly blessed! I grew up with a sister and know how wonderful it is! :) Congratulations!!!

    So good to see you again.

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  14. Sandeepa, welcome back and a huge Congratulations! I remember someone making a comment about retunring only with a another little S. Looks like that person had some inside knowledge. Wish you and the whole family all the very best!

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  15. Hey Sandeepa, I was so happy to see your comments, It made my day:)) Congrats and same pinch on the little new arrival. cool way to show their pic:) God Bless them!! I know how busy you must be and also enjoying each and every moment!! Wish you and you family bundles of Joy this New Year!

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  16. The coolest cookie is back!!!
    HAPPY 2009 to you all as well! Thanks for the mail and for coming back to the blogosphere.

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  17. Awww..what an adorable duo! Congratulations, Sandeepa :) and wishing you a very Happy New Year.

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  18. Sandeepa, congratulations to you. Glad to see you back and wish you a happy new year.

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  19. Whoa !!! You are back !! And with a bundle of surprise ! OMG !!! Okay, now I will tone down my exclamation marks....but how wonderful.

    Wishing you and your lovely family a very happy new year ! I am so happy to hear from you again.

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  20. Hi Sandeepa,

    Congrats for the new member !!!!!! Its relly nice to c u back..

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  21. Happy New Year, San! And congratulations on little A. From what little I can make out from the picture, she looks really cute!! Glad difficult times are all in the past and best wishes for everything going smooth from now on.
    Am in India on a sorta working-vacation (a rather long one). Will be back in 2 weeks' time.
    Hugs to you and take care!

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  22. Thanks all of you for your wonderful words and wishes. I don't have enough time to reply to each of you but I am tickled by all the excitement :) major cooking is being done over the weekend to tide over the week and so hopefully a recipe might be put up in the coming days. See you guys again and Have a Great Year

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  23. so good to see you back Sandeepa. Looking forward to delicious goodies from you in 2009!

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  24. Happy New Year Sandeepa, I had been visiting your blog last couple of months evry fortnight just to check if there are any updates. Today it was a good luck, and found your new post. Welcome back to the blogging world, and congrats on your new A

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  25. Excellent good news, Sandeepa! Congratulations on your new baby girl and very best wishes to all for 2009!

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  26. Congratulations Sandeepa! Welcome to the world, little A. Happy new year to you and yours.

    Mamatha

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  27. Hi Sandeepa,
    Nice to see you back & congrats on your baby girl..I am a regular follower of ur blog and a bong like u....just wondering about your missing from this blogworld...have some awards for u... pick them from here
    http://indranid.blogspot.com/2008/11/celebrating-awards-with-gurer-payesh.html

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  28. Hi Sandeepa, great to see you back! Have agreat year ahead!

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  29. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

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  30. Hey Sandeepa

    Happy New Year and Congrats!!!.
    Good to see you back. BTW we are in Lyndhurst NJ now. Where do u live.
    If we are close by I would love to meet you.

    Take care.

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  31. Thought as much... :) Congratulations and a big hug to you and the girls!! Take care!

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  32. Sandeepa, I started blogging a few months back, & had been visiting ur blog quite frequently, but then I noticed that u are not there any more! Now I see why:-) Congrats to the new addition.

    Loads of wishes for this year!

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  33. Congratulations!! So happy to see you back :-D

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  34. Such joy to have you back! Congrats on the new arrival. Do look after yourself.

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  35. Congratulations and welcome back. Have been clicking the link to your website religiously and am thrilled that u finally posted.
    The picture of the girls, from whatever is visible is adorable.

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  36. Oh, that's why you were awol!! She is gorgeous, your little one. Must be lot of work for you now, more than before!! But it's enjoyable, so have fun. Happy new year to you and family! :))

    I disappeared for 5 months too, just back blogging today. Trisha is awaiting the acceptance from one college in 2 weeks, hope she will get in there. Son is back to school last Monday.

    Enjoy the girls, blog when you can. I know life will be hectic for you. Hugs.

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  37. Hi Sandeepa,

    I am quite new in blogosphere and check your blog quite often. I kept wondering why there were no new posts since the last so many months. Nice to know that you are back to blogging, which means we get to see more of those delectable recipes from you. Will look forward to your new posts.

    Have a great year ahead!

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  38. Hi sandeepa

    Lovely to hear from you. Congratulations on little A. I can totally understand your need to refocus priorities. Amaro choto may hocchey in March!Wishing you and the little family lots of joy in 2009!

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  39. Hey Sandeepa, I`ve been a frequent visitor to your blog, though have never really commented. But today I really wanned to thank you. I have in the past few weeks tried out quite a few of your recipes and they all turned out great! Now I`m no cook, seriously i`m not! Infact my hubby who`s a food-lover, taught me how to cook in the first place. But going through the recipes in your blog, I`ve actually developed a keen interest in cooking and have been trying out new stuff! I wanned to thank you personally but couldnt find your email id.
    Have a great new year! :)
    p.s - today i shall try the 'shondesh'. Its been ages I`ve had some.. Your blog reminds me of home(Kolkata) :)

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  40. Congratulations Sandeepa and a very Happy new year!!
    DR

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  41. OH MY GOSH!! sandeepa, a HUGE congrats for the new addition!! what bliss! i know exactly how u feel. take it easy but just know that it always lovely to read ur blog when u do get a chance to write. Happy new year.

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  42. What a beautiful news!!!!! Congrats....now that explains why you disappeared from the blog world....

    Hope all of you re doing well....they look so sweet......:)

    Once again my heartfelt congrats:)

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  43. oh my! where have I been?? such great news!
    I am so happy you have another li'l angel in your family. Have a wonderful year ahead!

    trupti

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  44. gawd sandeepa, we never knew!!!!!!! that's the happesit news i have heard on the blogdom in a long long time.......Congratulations and wish you and the family very happy times ahead :)
    love to S and A :)

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  45. Oh lovely Sandeepa, u're back :) I am so happy for you and the new born. They too look adorable! Wishing you all hapiness and goodness in the coming days! And what not would be there for u having these two angesl at home ?

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  46. Ooo....Cute little A (I really forced my eyes through the letters) :) Congrats to the new parents :) Wishing a bright happiness and sunshine for this 2009! I can understand now, how busy u should be with two little angels :) But really happy to see u back perhaps u can show up with little "Bang" note on ur post so we will not miss u !

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  47. Welcome back Sandeepa! You disappeared just when I started blogging. I must say your blog has been a inspiration.
    Wish you and your family a very joyful and prosperous new year! :-)

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  48. Sandeepa! I am so late to this news.
    first of all, congrats!!
    started seeing your comments elsewhere and followed you here to see if you had any posts...and not only do you have posts, you have a new baby!!!!
    how old is she now? congrats and welcome back!

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  49. hey... congratulations!! and celebrations!!

    Well like you I have disappeared from the blogging world as well.... reason...... err... you will know soon ;) well not so soon :P

    I am sure you have your hands full now but I wish you a lovely year ahead!! :)

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  50. SAYAHNA BHATTACHARYAOctober 25, 2011 2:17 AM

    hiii
    tried ur methi chiken this sunday ....it was really yummy ..thanks for such wonderful dishes....:)

    sayahna bhattacharya

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