Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ST. PATTY'S DAY IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER





I just love the cute table cloth my dear friend
Mary brought me today. (She brings me one for each
HOLIDAY).
I have had these dishes for eons....at least 50 years!
They seem to work with almost any theme. I think it adds a little special touch when you can place a little goodie (chocolate of course) at each place setting.
SOON our shopping cart should be available.....Sorry it has taken so long.







The green GOBLETS were my moms and the BELLS were gifts, long ago, from dear friends andprecious children and I absolutely adore my white porcelain. Can't get enough of it.


You can't, simply can't, celebrate St. Patty's day without Corned Beef and Cabbage

I love to baste cooked Corned Beef with a paste of honey, syrup, mustard, and nutmeg

wrap it in foil and put it in an oven of about 400 degrees for 20 minutes or so. YUMMY


and......


you must have Colcannon along with the Corned Beef


Recipe for Colcannon


6 medium Potatoes, peeled and quartered

4 Cups shredded Cabbage

1 Cup chopped onion

1/4 Cup butter

1/2 to 3/4 Cups milk

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 Tbl. snipped parsley


Cook potatoes in large amount of boiling salted water till tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile cook cabbage and onion together in small amount of boiling salted water for 15 minutes; drain. Mash potatoes using electric mixer. Beat in butter and as much milk as necessary to make fluffy. (however chunky is great too) Add salt and pepper. Stir in cabbage and onion. Top with parsley. Serves 6




My most favorite thing "Dilly Bread"

The aroma while it is baking calls to me.

Just took it out of the oven and I think I have to have a slice....RIGHT NOW!


Love my little butter bell ..it keeps the butter


at the perfect temperature. Got it at TJ Maxx for $3

And of course I must have my chocolate, Irish or not,

here I come.

Enter our 6 dessert plate giveaway!

I am participating in

Cuisine Kathleen the Sharin in the Green







7 comments:

Style Sisters said...

Hot mom!! You did a fabulous job on this post! I am so proud of you. The tablescape looks amazing as well as your photos. Yeah mom!!

bj said...

I am totally in LOVE with your beautiful table. Everything looks fantastic..Great job!

Mrs. P. said...

Your table is lovely and dilly bread sounds very yummy!

Blessings!
Gail

Debbie said...

Love the green Goblets! Everything looks delightful!

JanMary said...

Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland.

Confession - we don't eat corned beef here!

Mimi said...

Beautiful table! Love the tablecloth from your friend, the soup tureen and bowl are perfect with it. Happy St. Pat's Day!

Foley said...

Gorgeous table! Seeing so much of this Colcannon..must try it!!