There is a traditional event we celebrate, where we are meant to cooks a number of different dishes and get together with family or friends. But this year, my hip's not at it's best and my work hours are long, so my wife and I decided to keep it between us. We (she, actually) did end up preparing quite a few dishes.
She made stuffed mushrooms (photo), two kinds of chaat (yogurt and bean dish), kheer (sweet rice) and a few other dishes. They were all delicious!
And the best part of staying home was that we were all done by 9pm. Based on last year, some of the people would be arriving by now, and we wouldn't have gotten home till 1am.