Recently my British Bestie sent me a box …
After oogling the outside because I just LOVE that “Royal” postage sticker … I opened it up.
Inside was everything I would need to be a Brit for the day.
Whoop Whoop! Now that is what I’m talking about!
Is she a great friend or what??
AND, it just so happened that the box arrived the day before the Diamond Jubilee for the Queen.
Coincidence?? I think not.
That is just thoughtful consideration from one super gal who knows I’d give my left arm to be a Brit 🙂
And British we were … at least for one night!
This past Monday night my family joined me (yes, they support my freakish ways)
as we celebrated the Diamond Jubilee … aaalll the way across the pond … and it was fun!
We decorated with British Bunting Handmade by Mrs. H (my bestie) in the colors of the Union Jack.
Let me just add I LOVE how they don’t use that cheap crepe paper stuff we do.
They are all classy. I wanna be classy.
We dined on Toad in the Hole that was served on our Union Jack plates my best gal sent.
This is an authentic British recipe given to me from who else, but Mrs. H!
And it was good. Easy too.
However, I don’t have a finished picture of it in the pan as I was excited … and anxious … and hungry!
We dove right in and showed no mercy.
Oh, and I read online that some British folk serve this up with mashed potatoes and onion gravy.
However, I tweaked it a bit as I thought smashed taters AND yorkshire pudding may be too much for my family.
So for us I omitted the taters and then took the cheap easy redneck route
that my kin folks taught me and used instant brown gravy.
Hey, you may throw some Brit into the girl but you can’t take all the redneck out 🙂
And after dinner I sat down with my son and we googled “Diamond Jubilee”.
I am one of “those” moms that never misses an educational opportunity. Especially if history is involved.
It was actually thrilling for me to watch videos and such of all the hub-bub going on.
And oh how I love that British accent. Ahhh, it was nice!
And my son, he loved seeing all the boats in the water. For some reason that really impressed him!
Alas, our celebrating had to end.
And, after all the celebrating … what did my son take away with him that night?
“Mom, does the Queen ALWAYS wear those hats?”
What? That’s what you got?? Oy, gotta love American boys.
What about you my friends?? Did any of you celebrate the Diamond Jubilee??