Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day At Our House

St. Patrick's Day at our house has always been a fun day of family, food, and fellowship...more to celebrate the Irish side of our Scots-Irish heritage than anything else, and, believe me! Sometimes it gets pretty wild! And this year was no exception!

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      
I made each family a shamrock garland to decorate their own home with and each of the children a shamrock necklace to wear. Here are three of the grandlittles wearing their 'made-by-Nana' necklaces.

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) 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 and all!

All My Love,


  1. Looks like a lot of fun sorry we missed it. Hopefully next year. Love ya. Angie

  2. I'm sorry you missed it, too, Angie, but I know you had a lot going on. I'm just glad your dad is okay! Keep us posted as to how he's doing. And if you all need anything else let us know. I love you, ddil!

  3. Last I heard Dad ,may get to come home soon, if the ins will pay for his blood thinner shots at home, if they won't he has to stay in the hospital for five more days. Should know more today. Love ya


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