Last Saturday was St. Patrick's Day. We celebrated on Sunday with family. Nothing fancy, just traditional St. Pat's dinner. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots with the addition of green beans. Angie made homemade rolls (Soo good) and auntie made some yummy St. Patrick cupcakes.. All was delish.
Note: corned beef was made in the crock pot. However when it was done it looked an odd shade of grey. So I finished it up in a 350* oven for about 30 minutes. Where it turned it's normal corned beef red.
My older daughter, Jade, is being showcased this time around! She is 12 years old and loves to bake.
On St. Patrick’s Day we went to a BBQ at my uncle’s house. It was really nice to see another uncle and cousin there that I haven’t seen in a LONG time!! They were in town to enjoy some baseball games and wonderful weather, having flown in from New Jersey and Washington.
For the BBQ, Jade made some delicious and festive cupcakes using her new Wilton Two-Tone Cupcake Set. It’s supposed to separate two different cake batters as shown on the package, but it didn’t work like it was supposed to. The batter may not have been thick enough, and the green batter that she put in the centers was apparently heavier than the other. Looking at some of the reviews online, other people struggle with it also. But, the cupcakes were still a hit!!
Saint Patrick's Day has always been the one day of the year that I REALLY look forward to going to work because they always served Reuben sandwiches that are off the chain. But not this year! Apparently someone in the cafe whined that it was too much work. Putting together a sandwich is too much work...no luck of the Irish or any damn country to that lazy mofo. I digress.
I made a traditional colcannon that I enjoyed and did not share with the selfish riff raff in the cafe. So there. Stick that shillelagh straight up your tuckus!
So I had my colcannon with ham and bread and I am all the better for it!
This year was the first in a long time that we did not cook an Irish dinner. Matt who carries the Irish blood in our family was traveling for two weeks touring the Southeast for work. He was recently promoted to Head of all Workforce Management for JPMorgan Chase Worldwide. He's now taking trips to meet all of his new employees which means that he's going to be gone for the next month. Christopher and I ended up celebrating my friend's 30th birthday party instead. Enjoy a photo of me and Christopher in our Irish green.
I believe it's less about the food and more about the company, however you may as well enjoy the food while you are at it.
Georgia, Jen, Amy and Nikita
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