It’s not in my nature to procrastinate. I’m very much of the “Why leave till tomorrow that which can be done today” mindset. But in the weeks and then days leading up to our move (which I promise to stop talking about soon), I became well versed in procrastination. Maybe it was because I was working so hard at the new house that I had no energy left to do any useful packing. Maybe it was because our closing and the move itself kept getting delayed so much, I never thought it would actually happen. In any case, two days before the move, I decided that a great way to avoid packing would be to make a new recipe, drag out plates, linens, etc. and take photos of it.
Even while I was making it, I was laughing at myself and wondering why I couldn’t tolerate just a few more days of take out. But really, I know exactly why. This is what I love. This is what gives me a sense of normalcy even when everything else seems chaotic and blurred. Of course it also helped that this meal was amazing. I’m not quite sure how I made it this long before ever cooking with garam masala, but I’m so glad to have finally tried it. All the different components in this dish combine to make an awesome meal – the crunchy almonds, sweet apricots and warm spices. It was definitely something new for me and I am so glad I tried it. I’ll be making this again, and often.