This past Saturday my husband and I attended one of my really good friend’s reception in Upstate NY at the Greentree Country Club.
Typically at an Indian Wedding/Reception you will notice most guests, especially women, wearing colorful Indian clothing. Here is the bride’s reception outfit… just the bottom half. Colorful and sparkly.
Just like most American receptions, an Indian reception consist of a Cocktail Hour followed by speeches, cake cutting, dancing, dinner, desserts, and more dancing. Of course, no Cocktail Hour can be complete without an Open Bar, right? I had 2 cocktails and had the best buzz of my life going.
The Cocktail Hour also consisted of lots of fruits.
Cheese Bar… my favorite.
Mediterranean starters which included Tabbouleh, Hummus, Greek Orzo Pasta, Olives, and more.
Here was our view from the Cocktail Hour room, so scenic.
And here is what I ate during Cocktail Hour, I was pretty hungry since I ate lunch fairly early. There were also Indian appetizers, of course, PANEER!
I was seated on Table 6. I loved the salad plate setting. It adds lots of color as opposed to an empty plate.
Here is the stage area for the Bride & Groom called a “mandap” (pronounced mon-dup) at an Indian Wedding/Reception.
There was cake cutting and dancing.
Followed by dinner which usually involves Punjabi style cooked Indian Food. Punjabi food tends to have more cream-based gravies and although they are delicious, they also are quite heavy. This is particularly true when dining at a restaurant, however most home-cooked Punjabi food isn’t remotely as fattening.
After dinner, we all rushed to the Dessert Bar. It was awesome, there was a wide array of desserts to choose from, including American, Italian, and Indian desserts. Of course, this made me really happy!
Here is my serving THAT I SHARED WITH MY HUSBAND. Believe me, I didn’t eat all of it.
There was coffee too, followed by more dancing. I danced and danced and danced with my hubby and friends simply because I LOVE TO DANCE! It was great that I met a bunch of old and new people who also loved to dance.
It was quite the party and here is to wishing the “Happy Couple” lots of joy, laughter, and years of martial bliss on this journey of marriage. Congratulations!
And now food… here is a quick recipe I recently made after a workout using a frozen banana and some Chobani Yogurt. It was delicious and creamy with hardly any fat. Enjoy.
Chobani Yogurt contains a good amount of Calcium and Protein. Bananas are a very good source of Vitamin B6. They are also a good source of Vitamin C and Fiber. Flaxseeds are a high source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
- Banana – 1 medium (sliced & frozen)
- Chobani Low-Fat Mango – 1 6 ounce container
- Flaxseeds – 2 teaspoon (or you can use 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed)
- Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
- Water – very little if needed during the blending process, I didn’t require any.
1. Here is my frozen banana and Chobani Mango yogurt.
2. In a Magic Bullet, add the banana and yogurt. You can use a blender too.
3. Add 2 teaspoon of flaxseeds and vanilla extract.
4. Now blend until smooth and creamy.
5. Pour into a pretty martini glass.
6. Drink up! It’s so refreshing, thick, and creamy. Notice the bubbles.
TELL ME: Have you guys attended an Indian Wedding/Reception? If so, what did ya think?