London calling

The Lundin household stands resolutely in the Anglophile camp. We love the UK. Lindsey studied at Oxford and I have traveled England a good bit. I cheer for and follow the English soccer team just as much as I do the US team. Add in the fact that we are huge readers and the British Isles have quite the outsized contribution to English literature… well, I think you get the picture.

So, tonight was quite the event for us. With the opening ceremony for London getting underway we decided to celebrate with authentic British food and drink. We made fish and chips from scratch and had Bass ale and Strongbow to drink. The fries weren’t perfect, but the fish was!  It was my first time frying it like this, but I promise it will not be the last.

Lindsey loves a good theme, so tonight was right up her alley. Lindsey went on a hunt for some deliciousness from Great Britain and scored. She first discovered newspaper frying liners for our fish and chips, and then authentic British pub mats (coasters). Once she found Cadbury chocolates and Walker’s shortbread, our meal was complete. She even decorated the pint glasses!

Lindsey made quick work of getting the potatoes into frying shape, and I manned the stove for the frying. We had a blast getting dinner ready. We sat down to eat, flipped on the Olympics and settled in for the evening.

I love that we share the same interests. I love that we can undertake these little projects and themes. I simply enjoy the time with my wife, relaxing, laughing and just having a great Friday night at home. I’m blessed.

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