Saturday, December 22, 2007

Goodies from the US

Bill's mom sent us a package of goodies from the US. Mmm, tasty US goodness. Thanks, Mom!

With this influx of ingredients, we'll be able to soothe our palates with the following familiarities:
  • sausage balls--we'll have to experiment with mince pork since Jimmy Dean-style breakfast sausage doesn't exist here
  • Rotel cheese dip--Does Calvita share the meltable and chip-dippable qualities of Velveeta? We'll find out!
  • cocktail sauce--The Irish love their prawns, but they eat them with a Marie Rose sauce made from ketchup and mayonnaise; Bill makes a great cocktail sauce with chili sauce and prepared horseradish (which I hope we can find)
  • things dipped in ranch dressing
  • tex-mexi things made with green chilies and chipotles
It's interesting how just knowing you can't buy something creates a desire for it. What I wouldn't do for a Fresca!

2 comments:

Jered said...

Nice shipment. When I lived in Brazil (94-95) one of the happiest days was when I received a package with creamy peanut butter, a package with marshmallows and a bunch of Kool Aid.

Bridget said...

Hello and Happy New Year from cold and frosty Cincinnati Ohio.

A reader has just moved from the USA to Dublin and needs to find prepared horseradish. Were you able to find any?

Many thanks in advance and all the best,

Bridget
http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com