Would it be nice if this was a weekly blog? Yes, yes it would. Is that going to happen every time? No, it most certainly isn't. So here we go, a bit of a re-cap over the past few weeks and the end of one holiday as we approach another.
We last saw Oz at the build up to Thanksgiving. It was pretty funny to have an American holiday here. Everyone really seemed to enjoy it. I got to experience what it is to spend almost the entire day cooking. I started the day before with broccoli salad, a personal favorite of mine which I think may have stolen the show. I made it the next week for a family function in Dublin and everyone kept saying, "It's so different, but it's so good!" So if people ask you if the food is different in Ireland I think we have confirmed the answer. There were honey glazed carrots, green bean casserole (thanks Mom), stuffing, mashed potatoes, HOMEMADE rolls involving YEAST and a chocolate pie made by Toto and me. PS, we couldn't get the meringue to work so we substituted it with whipped cream. We'll be doing this again. It was a nice night to just sit around, get stuffed and play Bop It. Oh, and look what my crazy father-in-law got for me!
This week it's finishing up Christmas shopping for our American side and shipping that off, Christmas caroling with the youth on Wednesday and two Christmas parties. Oh yes, tis' the season to be jolly.