Remember this post, in which I listed food suggestions for an American store in Melbourne? Well, my aunt went out and bought EVERY SINGLE ONE of those items in Michigan and brought an entire suitcase full of goodies for us when my family came at the end of January. How awesome is that?! I can't believe she made it through customs (she didn't declare a single item-don't tell border patrol!).
Zack and I have each gained at least five pounds since opening this suitcase of fun. For breakfast we've enjoyed Bisquick pancakes with real maple syrup and lots of sugary American cereals. For lunch, we've had Velveeta Shells & Cheese three times. For dinner, we've had chili atop Fritos, and tomorrow I'll make black bean enchiladas. I've made pumpkin bread and muffins with chocolate chips and Rice Krispie treats (with Cinnamon Toast Crunch instead of Rice Krispies), and it was all scarfed down in just over a day. The candy and cookies are long gone, and we finished off the Wheat Thins (me) and Funyuns (Zack) today. But we've got plenty of pumpkin, black beans, and some ingredients for main dishes that should last us awhile. Anyway, thanks Aunt Kathy-what an incredible surprise-you are awesome!
|Our amazing stash-with Aunt Kathy and Uncle Greg.|