Early in the morning, I was already in the panic zone. It had been months since I was mentally preparing myself for this day. Although, the rest of the folks assured that they would help, I knew at the end of the day, I had to cook most of the things like woh, saag, bhuti, and alu sandeko among others. Then suddenly, she appeared. Like a prayer answered, she immediately took the role of the Executive Chef and I happily got demoted to the assistant. I jumped with joy, running errands for her. Mom says there was a big smile at my face, refusing to fade away.