Saturday, November 28, 2009

Irish Thanksgiving?

Hello! We are fully stuffed with our Irish Thanksgiving meal, sitting in the living room with a few folks. Dessie, right next to me, is dozing off. We have been cooking since yesterday morning, and it was pretty darn good if I do say so myself, complete with three kinds of potatoes for 17 people! Here’s a list of what we had, along with a photo of the leftovers.

All home made: mashed potatoes, cheesy potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, creamed corn, cranberries, gravy (with just a little bit of turkey—we got two giant drummies from Asda supermarket but that was all) and vegetarian gravy. Top it off with two apple pies. Yummy!

We started cooking after breakfast with Jill, assembling all the ingredients that we prepared yesterday. Around 3:30 people began to assemble, and we made pilgrim hats! How cute are we?! By 4:15 everyone had arrived and we sat down for a meal. Jeff read a Thanksgiving story, and then we went around the table and each said thank you for one thing. In our hats, of course. Finally, one guest insisted that we sing “Oh the Lord is Good to Me” because he knew an American once who loved that blessing. Then, food! There was no American football to be had, because in a couple minutes we are going to begin constructing our advent wreaths. Some other day, perhaps January 10th when Joe Wags is on TV for the Junior All American game. (WHooooo!!!!)

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