A quick tangy, tasty finger food loaded with cheese and is perfect for a party snack. Sounds good? No one can ignore the Cheesy Monaco Bites, especially the kids.
Today I will tell you about some Must-Haves in an Army Wife's wardrobe. No, it's not a Gucci handbag or MAC lipstick or a Dorothy Perkins dress. These are some essentials that would help you survive the theme parties, the official parties, the 'whatever' parties or the unexpected guests at home.
Sarees: My bet is always on a good silk saree for all the formal functions- elegant and chic and a definite trend-setter! Hailing from the south, I am blessed to have gotten a fairly good collection of them. Then you should own a black and white saree for the black and white theme. Preferably a polka dotted one so that you can use it on a retro theme as well. Floral prints come next for the Garden party, flower themed party or Coffee mornings. You ought to have a pair of your traditional outfit - a Kerala saree for a Malayalee, a Punjabi suit for a Punjabi etc. Own that one masterpiece saree with a mural painting, Warli painting, Kalamkari or Devnagiri script to help you stand out.
You should also own a complete Winter Wardrobe from trendy coats to sweaters to shawls (you should actually get a Pashmina out of your husband's wallet. I'm on it! 🙂 ) to blouses to suits, they are worth it. Because you know you are going to get posted to some mountain soon! Own some good pair of formals for all the Golf matches and sports you are invited in. The current trend includes palazzos and long kurtis. Sports shoes, stilettos, and wedges come next with also some good wallets and bags.
The most imperative thing now! I have always been skeptical about wearing shorts or three-fourths at home. Yeah, at home. And so is he. He goes blue when I wear them. Of course, I was annoyed in the beginning. And then I knew why. 🙂 You'll have unexpected visitors. Maybe it's your Sahayak Bhaiya who roams around at home all the time, or the MES guy who rings the bell every other hour, or someone asking for Saab's signature, or mine for a ladies meet, or someone announcing Saab's gaadi. What comes in handy then? A wrap around, of course! I have at least five of them. Invest in at least one, I say.
Coming to the recipe...
A perfect tea-time snack, Cheesy Monaco Bites can be made in a jiffy. This is also a great option for your kid's party or when you've unexpected gifts at home. I do not need a special occasion for preparing this one. I love to savor it occasionally with my evening cup of adrak chai. Made with everyday ingredients, you must definitely try out this one this weekend. Click a pic and send me across? I will feature it on my new page The Reader's Space!
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