Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here in the Kantola house, we hardly need any excuse at all to celebrate. So today for St. Patrick's Day, I decided to celebrate the 1/4 Irish that flows through my veins and the 1/8 Irish that dances through Siennalee. (I don't think Jason was blessed with any of the Irish, but you just never know about that side of the family...)

So here is a glimpse of our celebration meal tonight. The menu was: Beef and Irish Stout Stew, Irish Champ (that's potatoes, green onions, milk and butter - with plenty of salt and pepper!), and Irish Soda Bread. I made a rustic apple tart with puff pastry for dessert. The only thing remotely St. Paddy's Day-ish about the tart was that I'd left the peelings on the apples (I don't recommend leaving the peels, by the way), which were green. And of course, we washed all this down with extra cold, creamy Guinness Irish Stout! YUM!


Amy said...

yummy yummy yummy.

Jamie said...

Yum! That looks delicious

Momae' said... grandmothers maiden name... greatgrandmothers maiden name..a greataunt who enjoyed 116 years. However, I do not know if it was the beer.

terryl said...

Yum Yum...I am salivating!