St. Patrick’s Day 2011

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today my grandparents, Andie & Maddie

came over for lunch and to celebrate the holiday…

I made…

Irish Soda bread

Joy of Cooking Recipe HERE (I didn’t add caraway seeds to this)

Cheddar Ale Soup

~ Beer Cheese Soup ~

6 cups chicken broth

24 oz. dark beer

2 cups finely diced celery

2 cups finely diced onion

2 cups finely chopped carrots

2 cups chopped potatoes

4 cans cream of chicken soup

2 lb. processed cheese (I use Bongard’s)

In a big soup pot, cook broth, beer, celery and onion over medium heat for 20 minutes. Add carrots and potatoes and cook until vegetables are tender. Add the cream soup and cheese. Cook just until cheese is melted and soup is hot. Don’t boil. Garnish with freshly popped popcorn and a little black pepper. Enjoy!

…garnished with popcorn, of course!


Guinness Chocolate Cake…

Nigella Lawson’s Recipe HERE

and then we played

Apples to Apples!




How did you celebrate today?


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  2 comments for “St. Patrick’s Day 2011

  1. Dana
    March 18, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I drove downtown St Paul at 8 am forgetting there was going to be much blocking of streets for the St Paddy’s parade, couldn’t find a parking spot anywhere near the county offices, so left town as quickly as possible, cursing the Irish who built St Paul’s crazy one-way streets. I then stopped at Unique Thrift Store and allowed the non-citizened workers there to shove me around because I kept getting in their way while I was shopping! Lo siento, mi amiga! Then I drove home, took a 3 hour nap, and went to Dunn Bros to meet Kimber for coffee and catch up after 20 years. Oh! And she loaned me Season 1 of “Dexter.” It was quite an exciting day, overall. Why, may ANYTHING but the luck o’ the Irish folk fall gently upon ye like a soft summer rain.

  2. Melissa
    June 12, 2011 at 6:23 am


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