Please come in to a sweet little Irish Cottage!
Welcome to the Darling Bakers St. Patrick's Day Celebration!
St. Patrick's Day has always been a fun celebration as far as I'm concerned
(I'm half Irish.)
Such a pretty kitchen window...
We're having a bit of a ~ feast !
A Saint Patrick's Day LUNCH and..
TWO seatings for Dinner this evening.
But first ~ a light lunch of soup, and a little dessert ~
Hot Cock~a~Leekie Soup to warm the soul
On a damp, chill day.
Darina Allen's Freshest Spring Salad ~
Loaded with so many fresh and healthful things~
Then some sweet fairy cakes with tea~
To tide us over until supper~
And some Sweets for the road ~
Perhaps a little hike through the forest ~
for leprechaun sitings?
You must be quick to spot these faerie folk!
Look! Evidence. :)
Can you see him?
Perhaps a Nap to sleep off the Guinness?!
Feeling refreshed, it's time to eat again!
Supper ~ ~The First Seating:
More soup! This time every fresh green vegetable and herb available~
With crisp Shamrock pastry croutons.
Look! Our friendly visitor~
Salad a la Mme. Monique ~
A stuffed Caprese. Fresh mozzarella in Vine ripened tomatoes
and an Herb Vinagrette.
The entree for the first seating ~
Beef Filet & Mushroom Skewers
with a deep, rich Mushroom & Guinness gravy finish.
For our second seating this evening ~
My Family's Favorite Shepherd's Pie ~
Organic Lamb and Veggies with Mashed Potato 'Wreath'
Comforting food on a damp, chilly evening...
With lots of other good things; carrots, tiny peas, pearl onions, celery...
with a mildly flavored base, seasoned with thyme
Buttery mashed potatoes, piped on so they develop a delicate light brown finish
I can never finish the entire little pot ~ but leftovers heat beautifully for the next day!
I don't know about you ~ but I'm STUFFED...
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
How about a bit of a hike before dessert?
Please come back later today for the sweets!