We did have to celebrate a day early this year in order to accommodate our youngest daughter, Amanda's work schedule (she and our son-in-law, Phillip, only make it down here once or twice a year, so we do whatever we have to on this end to make that come about), but, as always, we had a ball! Here are a few shots of yesterday's events...
|Grandlittles Silas, Audrey, and Lizzy|
|Corned Beef and Cabbage|
|Irish Soda Bread|
|Emerald Isle Cake|
Traditional foods included corned-beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and our personal family favorite, Emerald Isle Cake. I also served baked potatoes with Best Life and low-fat sour cream. I did have a little bit of a problem with the soda bread. I've only made it a couple of times in the past and that from a mix. This time it was from scratch (and I'll share that recipe with you later), but I think I needed to put it in something a little bit bigger around to bake it in. The Pyrex bowl that I used was fairly small, so it made the loaf thicker. When I cut into the middle of it, there was a hole it in and it was doughy, but we worked around it and ate the outside edges. The flavor was excellent!
|Daughter, Amber, and Grandlittles Audrey and Silas|
|Daughter-in-law, Christy, and Grandlittles Lizzy, T.J. and Our Littlest Leprechaun, Sarah|
|Grandlittles Silas, Audrey, Abby, Gianna, and Liz Laughing At Uncle Phillip|
|'Uncie Toe' and Baby Sarah|
As I look through the photos I find that there just aren't that many. I had my youngest daughter start out taking pictures early on, but, as more and more guests arrived (25 in all), I think that the camera got laid aside in favor of laughing, talking, visiting with family and friends, and baby-holding! (Amanda hadn't even met her newest niece yet)...so I can understand. (smile)
Well, that's a little of what went on in our home yesterday. For now I'm out of time and have to run, so you all have a great day and HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO YE...one and all!
All My Love,