I’m not going to lie—I was a little nervous about my birthday. I had only been at Ross for a couple of months, so I had zero expectations that anyone would even care about celebrating the day. To say that everyone’s schedule is crazy would be an understatement. You know it’s bad when you consider the three hours you sleep between 1AM and 4AM a nap. Still, my new business school friends made time for me, making my first fall in Ann Arbor a memorable one.
Before I give away a few details about the event, let me just state that I have a love affair with curry. My parent’s used the spice to flavor our meals frequently, but my "curry love" went to a much deeper level when I moved to Queens, NYC. My five years in the borough allowed me to experience some of the most incredible Indian food. When I decided to move to the Midwest, I accepted that I wouldn’t taste flavors like that for a couple of years. But my friend Simone was up for the challenge, cooking some of my favorite spiced laden dishes for my birthday.
The meal started off with handmade samosas. I barely have time to cook at all during the week, so I was impressed that Simone was able to craft such a dish. The night continued with curry chicken, basmati rice, and palak paneer. Soo good. It reminded me of everything I loved about home, NYC, and now Ann Arbor.