After a long hiatus from Nomad Newlyweds I decided to write a Happy Thanskgiving 2015 from Ireland post. It is becoming a bit of a running joke that I offer my sincere apologies to Heather – super stalker fan – for not updating the travel blog.
A Nomad Thanksgiving in Ireland, 2015
Ahh, Thanksgiving. I have nothing but fond memories of pumpkin pie, roast turkey, stuffing, and mash potatoes all smothered in gravy – the good stuff that foodies such as myself relish.
I particularly enjoy the fall season for its changing colors, harvest, and time spent with family and friends. And, although I am not able to be in Canada this year to celebrate, I certainly miss all the festivities and food that accompany the occasion.
Not to worry though. The nomad newlyweds hosted their own Thanksgiving in Ireland … in August! We figured that since we would be on our own for the real Thanksgiving Day (today), that we should improvise and host our own feast. Our sister-in-law and 7 year old niece flew over for a few days in late August and spent some time visiting our adopted Irish town of Carrick-on-Shannon.
We had a wonderful time exploring the local attractions as well as cooking a modified version of Thanksgiving dinner. Of course there was turkey (sliced), mashed potatoes, packaged stuffing, cauliflower with cheese, and gravy. Not quite how I imagine my mom’s Thanksgiving dinners used to be. Nonetheless, enjoyable and delicious. A 20 article project we completed for eBay meant we even had baked apples for dessert! If you haven’t already planned dessert for Thanksgiving, try this one. It’s quite easy 😉