Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Do you have plans for today?  This is one of my favorite days of the year and I made my corned beef and cabbage yesterday..........

 I prepped all my vegetables so they would be ready to put in with the corned beef once it had simmered for several hours.
The cabbage goes in last as it doesn't take long to cook.  I usually cook cabbage, potatoes, carrots, turnips and rutabaga but I couldn't find rutabaga this year but I love it.

I got an Irish care package in the mail too from my daughter and her family........2 packages of my favorite Girl Scout cookies, some Kiss My Face lip balm in Peach and these little canisters that are magnetic on the bottom and will stick on the side of my frig or anything metal.  I think I'm going to put spices in them.   I had one already so now I have 5!
 Plus, this beautiful book............published out of Anamosa, Iowa in the style of the old fashioned almanacs but filled with current articles many relating to the history of the region and filled with original artwork.  I know I will enjoy this book.
and last but not least an original piece of art..........which is now proudly displayed on my refrigerator!
I hope you celebrate this fun day in some small way.  I'm having my great dinner and I'm watching QVC all day as they have all things Irish with history, song and dance and a gay Irish atmosphere plus Waterford Crystal, artwork, hand carved walking sticks, beautiful sweaters and wovens, Connemara marble and more!  I usually get something for myself each year in honor of my Irish heritage.  Have a wonderfully happy St. Patrick' Day!  Happy Trails!


  1. I just turned to QVC after reading this. They're showing a sweet tea set with shamrocks on it. I've had a hard time celebrating the "fun" side of St. Patrick's day ever since few years ago I read the biography of the actual St. Patrick and the torture he endured for his faith. I know lots of people who have lots a fun on this day though. I hope you enjoy your day my friend.

  2. Your day sounds lovely and your meal sounds yummy. I used to do corned beef, but didn't get around to it this year. I hope you find something special for yourself from qvc--be sure to let us know what!

  3. Happy St. Patrick's day to you!
    Looks like a very nice care package that you received!

    I pressure cooked my corned beef in the electric pressure cooker.... that way, it stays tender.

    Have fun shopping on QVC :)


  4. Happy St.Patrick's Day!! That is some loot you scored!! :)

  5. Original art is a must. I'm coming over for dinner!

  6. Happy St Patrick's Day! We don't celebrate this day in the Netherlands, but I'm having so much fun looking at the way people celebrate! That dish sounds delicious! Love those cannisters too!

  7. Wonderful gifts for St Patrick's Day, Sam! I hope you had a lovely day.
    Wishing you a great weekend.
    Helen xox

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