A lunch at Woodlands
Today being Mother’s Day, we decided to have lunch at New Woodlands. For us, going out to have food is something of a rarity as we are usually content eating home-cooked food. So, on this once-in-a-bluemoon visit, we ordered South Indian meals and at Rs. 62 per plate, it was more than we poor-eaters could handle :-). I also saw on the menu-card that carrier meals were priced at Rs. 88 and I figured that would easily be sufficient for three, given our kind of appetite. So, my calculative mind went into overdrive, comparing whether this per head cost at under Rs. 30 per day and under Rs. 900 per month was a better bet than the more expensive cooking routine, which had its share of woes starting with everything from having to purchase groceries and vegetables, arranging them in containers and the fridge respectively, to the daily grind of cooking with associated LPG costs, using a variety of vessels and then having to once again transfer leftovers from the big ones to the small ones etc. But, being the traditionalists that we are, I knew that a “Rhythm” kind of situation was out of the question and in any case, I love home-cooked food any day. The only purpose that restaurants serve as far as I am concerned, is to remind men to give some respite on occasion to the womenfolk, whose never-ending work in the kitchen to put some food on our table at the right times of the day, largely goes unnoticed and in any case, is usually taken for granted. Here is an old link from THE HINDU that has a list of caterers for those of you who don’t have someone (or have someone willing) to cook for you everyday.