20 March 2013

St. Patrick's Day 2013

A quick look back at this year's celebration...

On the menu for St. Patrick's Day:
Corned Beef
(I also bought lamb shanks for Irish Lamb Stew later this week.
I love lamb; hubby prefers corned beef--this way both of us are happy!)
Sauteed cabbage
(made like colcannon but without the mashed potatoes)
Champ--wonderful, delicious champ...
an Irish version of mashed potatoes, but better I think.
My northern Irish ancestors most likely ate this...
I could eat it at least once a week.
 Sauteed carrots, onions and scallions...
Irish soda bread (purchased)also made an appearance...
but I forgot to buy yummy Irish butter this year to spread on the bread.
Boo! I missed it:(
Sparkling apple cider and a layered dessert
(by that time we were too full to eat any dessert so we ate it the other day).
Of course I had to celebrate the occasion,
 with a little reminder of my blessed childhood,
so breakfast for me that day was...
besides I needed that sugar energy for all the cooking I did:)


Found this interesting blog yesterday
(lots of recipes here on this blog created by a mom born in Ireland now living in the States.)
Here are some other links to Irish dishes:
I served it in individual bowls making a 'well' in the center of the bowl for the lovely yellow butter...
the photo above was taken Monday when I was devouring the leftover champ:)
Irish Boxty
Next time I make champ, I will try this with the leftovers.
Corned Beef
I made mine in the crock pot this year--SO much easier and very, very tender!
Simple...layered chocolate mousse or pudding, whipped cream, pistachio pudding...
with a bit of chocolate of course:)
Sorry--most of the photos of St Patrick's Day are still on my phone so I can't show you the cute leprechaun hats I found for $1...


Betsy said...

It certainly looks like you had a lovely day filled with delicious food. Thank you for all of the links.

by Teresa said...

Wow, what an Irish feast you had! Next year I'm going to do that. We had roast beef this year. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda W. said...

Yummy! I need to come to your house for dinner next St. Patty's day. :)

aimee said...

It was very nice. I think next year I will cook the champ ahead of time though and then reheat it as that will make things much easier and I felt the flavor was even better the day after.
You are welcome. I hope the links are helpful...I am very interested in true Irish and Scottish foods:)

aimee said...

Ah! My hubby would like that.
It will be fun to see your menu next year:)
Congrats again on your new sewing machine!
Blessings, Aimee

aimee said...

LOL...Then you would see how I run around trying to take photos of everything and how crazy things get towards serving time:)

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