So I get a call at work from Mike yesterday:
Mike: "Can you make corned beef Saturday?"
Me: "No. It takes like all day to make, I don't even know if I like it, and I have no idea how to make it. I'll get you some deli corned beef."
So I hung up the phone and pulled up my trusty foodnetwork.com and found a recipe for corned beef, cabbage and potatoes (I can't say po-tat-oes without hearing Sam Wise's voice in my head). Easy enough.
So I call Mike back.
Jess: "Ok, I'll make it. But if I'm going to spend all day making this, I want to invite Kelly and Jim over for dinner. Do You mind?"
So Kelly and Jim accepted our invitation and I'm so excited for the guys to meet each other and for Mike to meet Kelly. I'm also making a green cake. The cool thing is that they really like corned beef too.
So Saturday I will make and possibly enjoy an authentic Irish meal with friends and some beer. Mike added last night that he's very happy I'm making it because he had it every year growing up and he wants us to really have our own traditions.
That made me happy.