Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebrating St. Patty's Day!

Saint Patrick's Day is almost upon us, and the pre-holiday festivities have been a lot of fun.


What special Irish recipes do you prepare? I made Grandma Clark's Soda Bread yesterday [recipe from Silver Palate cookbook]. 


It's delicious, and even better with a hot cup of tea!


Two Irish Blessings...

When Irish eyes are smiling
and Irish smiles are wide,
When Irish hearts are happy
and the piper plays a slide,
When Irish stew is bubbling
and the soda bread is hot,
And the Irish tea is steeping
in a little Irish pot,
When the room is warm with laughter
and the songs are bright and bold,
And there's poetry and magic
in the stories that are told,
Isn't it a blessing,
isn't it just grand
To know the heart and soul of you
belongs to Ireland!

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May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!

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Sometime this weekend I hope to watch the 1959 Disney movie, Darby O'Gill and the Little People.  I got it out to watch with the grandchildren, but Izzy wanted to watch Anne of Green Gables instead.


Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!


7 comments:

  1. Pass the Irish soda bread, please. Happy St.Patrick's Day!

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  2. Your soda bread look yummy! My kids loved Darby O'Gill and the Little People. And I love Anne of Green Gables, too! Wonderful stories.

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's day to you too, Phyllis! Your tea table is lovely and so inviting!

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  4. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Phyllis!

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  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

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  6. I always enjoy your post, Phyllis. You often encourage my creative juices to flow. Thanks for happy thoughts. Sally

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  7. Hope yours was good as well! (I just got through enjoying some leftovers of last night's Corned Beef and Cabbage!)

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