Sorry for the lack of updates friends. We spent the first half of the holiday in Milwaukee and we were treated to all sorts of delicious foods.

Let's do a quick rundown, shall we?

Friday 12/21:
- Emma, Alaina and Mr. Roell share a birthday so the whole family came by for dinner. We got down with everything from meatloaf and Waldorf salad to roasted potatoes and an inviting snowman cake.

Saturday 12/22:
- Mr. and Mrs. Roell took Meena and I to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for one of the three rotating Norman Conquests shows. We showed up a little early and ended up having some sandwiches at the dinner theater next door. The food wasn't spectacular, but given our time crunch, it was really what we needed. Couple chicken sandwiches and we were on our way.

Sunday 12/23:
- Sunday night was game night at Brian and Nikki's, but before we braved the snow and cold to reach Pabst Farms, we were treated to Mrs. Roell's beef stroganoff. A Wisconsin favorite. And one of mine as well.

Monday 12/24:
- Christmas Eve is the big night in the Roell house so before we hit midnight mass, the whole family came over for all the favorites: ham, green bean casserole, fruit salad, corn pudding/casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls ... delicious. Heavenly Ham - I've known you all my life ... yet each time we reunite it's just as amazing as the first time.

Tuesday 12/25:
- With most of the hoopla out of the way, Christmas was 100% relaxation at the Roell house. We had some leftover sandwiches and then headed out for a drive around town. To our surprise, we found the Mason Street Grill open for business and stopped in for quick bite. It's apparently a big day for them, so we ended up at the bar near the kitchen. It was actually a lot of fun to see all the commotion in the line. I had a wonderful burger and a bitter Czech beer. Meena had a lobster roll. Merry Christmas indeed.

Wednesday 12/26:
- I unfortunately got sick on the flight to Florida and food once we arrived wasn't too appealing. I went straight to sleep and Meena stayed up with my family for some sandwiches and conversation.

I'm pleased to report I'm feeling much better now and will be updating as long as the internet holds out.

Stay tuned!

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