This has felt like International Week for me. My cousin on my dad's side has been doing some family ancestry research. Growing up we rarely lived near any extended family. I remember hearing my first tidbits of family history when I was in middle school. My father's father came over on the boat from Germany when he was a baby. German roots--very cool, but that's really all I knew. Over time I learned my mom's family came over from England in the late 1700s. In the last year or so I'm finding my dad's mom's side comes from Norway and The Netherlands (one of the Hollands?).
All of this new information has caused me to do some
YouTube research on these areas. I had liked them already, and now I'm in love. I've begun doing food research too. I've decided to make a Netherlands focused meal of split pea soup and dark rye bread for lunch when my aunt and uncle (her hubby) visit next week. Of course there will be apple strudel and molded cookies to represent both the German and Dutch side of our heritage.
|This is a new type of green tea I know I will enjoy.|
|Sweet note with fish flavored crackers.|
|Yes, I do believe that is a real leaf on the crackers to the left.|