This was a wonderful weekend! Our friends, Jeff and Tiffany, hosted a party on Saturday night. It was a kid-friendly time, with a third of the entire party being kids. Some of the guests we only see once a year, so it is nice getting together with them. There was plenty of good food, good drink, and good conversation!
I made this dish. It turned out well, which complimented Jeff's awesome ziti and lasagna. There were tons of chocolates and cookies. I think I ended having cookies before, during, and after dinner! :) The kids were well behaved, and I don't recall any of us parents having to raise our voices. It was a good time.
On Sunday I went to St. Paul for a performance at The Center for Irish Music. It featured Sherry Minnick singing. (My daughter accompanied her for one of the songs.) That was a world of music I don't get to experience very often, as much of this traditional music is simply passed person to person.
This reminded me of some of the work Mickey Hart from the Grateful Dead has done in trying to preserve music, both American and world music. There is so much amazing music out there. Most of it cannot be measured by record sales; rather, it is important because it helps to tell parts of our world's history.
Tags: friends, holidays, music, traditional music