Afternoon Tea/Coffee Is The New Happy Hour

I really do believe so; although in my case it is coffee and not tea. My mom drinks mostly coffee too but she does have tea a few times during the week. But I really do feel that the best and most enjoyable meal can be the afternoon or late afternoon coffee/tea plus snacks.

Especially on a cold rainy day. Imagine this; it’s about 4:30 pm and it’s pouring rain. It’s the weekday or a weekend and you are having that late afternoon lull. A good strong cup of coffee is the order that you need. So in my home we drink coffee around 5pm. Now imagine that you are feeling a bit peckish as well and want some snacks along with that coffee. You have the coffee and milk at home but you have no snacks. That’s where Swiggy or Zomato comes in and you can order in some snacks.

I usually do this a couple of times a month from Supreme Bakers. There are a few things that I order from there but one such are these chicken puffs (as pictured above), egg puffs, chicken or beef samosas, chicken or beef cutlets. Along with the puffs or samosas I also order their bakery buns (so delicious and great with tea or coffee) which are slightly sweet and really fresh, some mixture and maybe some nuts or chips. Even with the 30 minute or so time it takes to get it delivered to my home, it is still warm enough and munching on those while sipping the coffee is awesome and gives us a boost and energy needed for the rest of the day.

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Some Interesting St. Patrick’s Day Facts

March 17th is St. Patrick’s day, a day I have usually seen mostly in American tv shows and movies that are set in or near the Boston, New York or Chicago areas and where people wear green and drink green beer. I do not know much else about the day, hence I looked around for some facts about this day. In honor of St. Patrickā€™s Day, here are a few interesting St. Patrickā€™s Day facts!

  • Saint Patrick didnā€™t wear green. His color was ā€œSaint Patrickā€™s blue.ā€ The color green became associated with St. Patrickā€™s Day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.
  • Despite his Irish notoriety, Saint Patrick was British. He was born to Roman parents inĀ ScotlandĀ or Wales in the late fourth century.
  • According to Irish legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.
  • Saint Patrick is credited for driving the snakes out of Ireland, but according to the fossil record, Ireland has never been home to snakes as it was too cold to host reptiles during the Ice Age. The surrounding seas have kept snakes out since.
  • St. Patrick never got canonized by a pope, making his saintly status somewhat questionable.
  • There isnā€™t any corn in the traditional St. Patrickā€™s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage. The name is a reference to the large grains of salt historically used to cure meats, which were also known as ā€œcorns.ā€
  • Saint Patrick was born ā€œMaewyn Succatā€ but changed his name to ā€œPatriciusā€ after becoming a priest.
  • Irish immigrants began observing St. Patrickā€™s Day inĀ BostonĀ in 1737 and the first St. Patrickā€™s Day parade in America was held inĀ New York CityĀ in 1766.
  • InĀ Chicago, the Plumbers Local 110 union dyes the river Kelly green. The dye lasts for around five hours.
  • On or around St. Patrickā€™s Day, the Irish taoiseach, or prime minister, presents the U.S. president with a crystal bowl of live shamrocks as a symbol of the close ties between the two countries.