Tuesday, March 17, 2009
St. Patricks Day 2009!
I've always wanted to cook an Irish meal and decorate for St. Pattys but in the 2 years we've been married, I've never had the opportunity. The first year of our marriage I was NEWLY pregnant and there was no way with my morning sickness that I would be preparing corned beef & cabbage! The second year, we were on our way home from spring break... so again, no big Irish dinner. THIS year however, I'm not pregnant and we're not on vacation, so I was planning on going all out!
Basically to sum it all up, I made everyone dress in green :) and I made a huge Irish feast! I was super nervous about cooking the corned beef- I tend to not cook meats- and I wasn't familiar with corned beef at all... but it comes with a handy little seasoning packet so it was pretty easy. Anyways it was a full day of cooking and learning (I made my first loaf of homemade- from scratch bread). And at the end of the day, when we all sat down for supper, everything looked, smelled and tasted great! Of course I had to take pictures :) I wish St. Pattys Day came around more often! But right now my sodium intake for the day is probably sky rocketing so I guess its good that its only once a year.
Oh!! And how nice is today??? The weather is gorgeous & even though I am STILL sick, Maeve and I went on two walks!! :) We just HAD to take advantage of it!!!
Ryan is trying to talk me into having a Guiness (YUCK I HATE, HATE, HATE GUINESS!!!!) with him tonight but I'm thinking THAT combined with the cold meds I'm taking wouldn't go so well together.... so I think its pretty safe to say my St. Pattys day is over! Love & Luck to all!!!!!!!!!!!! :)