It is hard to fathom the Sandy Hook tragedy as a parent. Governor Dan Malloy of Connecticut has asked for a national moment of silence this Friday, December 21, 2012, exactly one week after the shootings at the Sandy Hook school. Church bells throughout Connecticut will ring 26 times at 9:30 a.m. EST in honor of the victims. In times of tragedy, we all want to do something. If you can, please observe a moment of silence tomorrow or honor the victims in your own way.
To those of you who celebrate Christmas, I wish you happy holidays! For others this time of the year is still special with the holidays away from school and work. This is a time we have a lot of family time. Many friends and family get togethers.
Paya is Bangladeshi soup prepared from beef or goat legs. Cooking the legs slowly turns the meat into a delicious dish. The taste of this soup is divine and the meat, marrow and fat from the legs melt in your mouth. I love the soup as is or with paratha. You can serve with naan or any other bread as well.
The key to good Paya soup is the initial simmering. If you have a pressure cooker, the time can be reduced. Without a pressure cooker, I would simmer for 3-4 hours. Even though the preparation time is lengthy, the prepared dish is well worth it. Last time when I prepared paya, I served to my 16 month old and she loved it.
During the holidays this will be one of the meals I plan to serve my family. What are you planning to serve your family?