You never really appreciate it until you can’t have it. This is what I am learning being 4,000 miles away from home. Of course I miss my family and friends, but I am missing a lot of the American food that I have grown up with. Don’t get me wrong, I like the food here but sometimes I just want to buy a bag of chips or a gallon of ice cream (don’t judge). Bulk food items don’t exist in Ireland. They don’t sell 12 packs of pop or 1 lb bags of lunch meat or even a gallon of milk. Everything is in single serving portions which is quite the change from family servings I am used to buying. I was fortunate to find Double Stuff Oreos at a gas station, but it came in a single sleeve instead of the 3 rows that I expect. But this will hopefully be a good change for me. It will help stop me from eating too much. Or so I thought. Thanks to my awesome boyfriend, I got a package in the mail today that contained a bunch of snacks that I miss from the U.S. He sent Twizzlers, Swedish Fish, Goldfish, Mac & Cheese (the shapes kind), Ritz crackers, Chex Mix, and my favorite, mini marshmallows! Hopefully this should hold me over until I get home:) With that being said I have a list of the places I want to eat and the snacks I want when I get back. The first stop will be Buffalo Wild Wings followed by homemade malts from papa bear.
I should also mentioned that the first meal when I get back happens on Christmas Eve Day, which means I will be getting the good home-cooked food like cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, ham, glazed carrots, and Christmas cookies. I am drooling just thinking about it. Let’s just say I love food a little too much haha:)