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A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Recently I’d hoped to blog about the joys of celebrating Thanksgiving in Ireland but, things being what they are, it wasn’t to be. Instead of cooking and writing, I jetted off to sunny California at the last minute with the family and, as a test, I traveled with my iPad rather than my laptop.

Writing on the iPad proved difficult. I didn’t think about pre-uploading recipes or photos to a “cloud” or Dropbox and I didn’t think about the possibility of dodgy internet connections. Mind you, I haven’t given up altogether (I’m writing on the iPad ┬ánow from Washington, D.C.). The test will be when I press the “Publish” button yet again…will it work this time or not? We’ll see.

So I missed sharing my mother-in-law’s stuffing recipe with you and telling you about the homemade pumpkin pie recipe I found and tried. (Who knew it was easy to make delicious pumpkin pie without a can of Libby’s?) The upside of this lost opportunity was that our little family spent time with our larger Irish family now living in sunny California. We met the newest addition, baby Neve (sounds like “never” without the “r”), tasted new foods, saw the latest Hollywood releases and shopped the sales. The recipes will wait until Christmas…right?
At this late date all I can offer you is the following Irish blessing. It was perfect for our Thanksgiving celebration. Perhaps you’ll recite it some evening when you sit down to dine with your loved ones.

“May love and laughter light your days,

and warm your heart and home.

May good and faithful friends be yours,

wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world

with joy that long endures.

May all life’s passing seasons

bring the best to you and yours!”

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