and my MIL says these things have to be included the menu:
in ONE single day:
TWO kinds of starters,
THREE vegetable curries
FOUR kinds of snack that go crunch
FIVE tumblersful of payasam, stored in an urn, for any houseguest on a binge.
SIX courses — kootu, dal, sambar, rasam, pachadi, and an usili
SEVEN ways of saying “eat some more please”
EIGHT: ways of saying “aiyo!you haven’t had anything at all”
NINE: applams that should be deep fried thirty-three seconds prior to a meal, for that light crispness
number of times MIL said, “howcome we forgot to make moremuzhambu” this time round?