About the Fresh Ingredients
I always like to shop for my fresh ingredients as close to the day of the dinner as possible. And since most of the dinners happen on a Saturday night, Friday evening is the perfect time, while my son is at his TaeKwonDo class. It leaves me with an hour to while away, just the right amount of time for picking up my fresh meats and vegetables. And that way, if there's anything I want to make the night before, I have the rest of the evening to prepare it. And except for the spices, which I shopped for yesterday, the ingredients for my Monsoon Wedding curry dinnner are pretty basic fare, so I won't have to traipse all over town hunting for rare items.