Dear Santa, This Year I’d Like

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Dear Santa

Do wishes come true? Or is that a fantasy that we leave behind as we grow older? If you watch the new Flipkart video- you would have to agree, no matter how old we are we continue to wish and watch these wishes inspire others to grow! Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out here #AbHarWishHogiPoori:

Now this video is so inspirational! I recently read a fellow blogger’s wish– a camera to make her sister’s dreams come true and I began to think about the people in my life.

As a food blogger, my love has always been food. Food has always been my passion; my way to express love towards those around me. But the person who got me started in my love affair with food is my mother. She is hands down the greatest cook in the world for me. There’s no two ways about it. From a young age, I watched her cook. She never needed a recipe book, she knew by instinct how much spice would go in, how to make the perfect marinade and of course, how to cook a dish that was per quantity needed for our family.

While I have inherited her love and passion for cooking, there is one place I often feel I can do better and that’s her precision and foresight. I wish I could magically gauge which of my cooking experiments would be marvelous successes and be gobbled up immediately. Every new recipe poses a new challenge and for me one, challenge occurs again and again- quantity!

No matter how many years I’ve been at it, I can never gauge how much to cook. And like many people who prefer to err on the side of caution, I normally go overboard and cook too much! Running out of fridge space is a constant worry!

As a food blogger, my friends constantly fish for invitation to my home for a meal, I am a little embarrassed to say- I wish I had the time and the vessels to cook them a complete meal in a day! But sadly that’s not the case. If I have to invite more than 5 people over, I need to cook in two shifts.

But if you saw my current fridge, you’d see that oh boy, that’s not going to happen. My fridge (another inherited hand me down from my mum) has braved many Chennai Summers. And of course, those scary voltage fluctuations anyone in Chennai might have experienced.

Chennai Summer

So what’s my wish? I wish I had an LG GL-M302RPZL 285 L Double Door Refrigerator.

LG GL-M302RPZL Double Door Refrigerator

This fridge consumes 36% less energy. Ooooh…. The things I could do with the money I save on my electricity bills! I can see the happiness on my son’s face when I buy him his favourite toy!

With the ability to run on a regular inverter and consume low energy (equal to 2CFLs!!!), my parties will never be out of ice! I imagine that I never ever have to worry about my fridge breaking down or depend on an external stabilizer. What a relief that would be!

I hope my wish comes true…real soon!#AbHarWishHogiPoori

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