The reason for the lack of blog entries in the last few days was not because of a lack of food. I've been eating a lot of food. I'm trying to watch my figure so I eat at least 4 full meals a day.... that's what you're supposed to do right?
Today I had an awesome lunch with some family friends. Our friends moved here from Bosnia quite a few years ago and we got to eat some good stuff and hear some really good stories. To start off, they and my dad were calling around Denver to see where they could buy an entire pig. They ended up getting a frozen one which they were kind of pissed about but it turned out pretty damn tasty. They roasted the pig and smoked some parts and also roasted a lamb. It was fantastic. I also got to eat some stuffed cabbage stuff and some other rolls filled with cheese and spinach... everything homemade.
One of the more fun parts of the meal was eating the bread. This is as exciting as eating bread can be! If you are lucky enough to find a piece of wood in your bread then that means this year you will have a lot of hard work. If you find the quarter then you will come into some good money! I didn't find either one but as my dad put it, he's never been so nervous to eat bread.
The other fun and daring game we played was looking into a plate covered in honey. If you saw your reflection that means that you should live through the next year, if not... then you'll probably die. Luckily my mom, dad and I all saw our reflections so you can count on us being around this year.
I don't know how to include the crazy stories we heard.. but they were incredible. I might save those stories for another post. They involve Serbians, Muslims, concentration camps and random people living in their house.
We also got to drink some good liquor. It was homemade goodness made from plums... I'd say it was about 60% alcohol... but it went down smoooooth.
The best part of the meal was definitely not the food; it was the company... we had a great time drinking their good drink, eating the homemade goodness and listening to stories about the old country.