Saint Patrick's Day 2023 At Home

There is no luck except where there is discipline – Irish Proverb.

Saint Patrick's Dinner Is Served

We worked hard to make everything nice plus we like to experiment!  We began the work of love on Thursday by getting the Irish Soda Bread fresh from the market.  Robin joined us about 5:00 pm and we staged the meal so all we had to do was heat the meat on on in the various heating devices!


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Did You Know? - You Probably Don't Want To Kiss The Blarney Stone

THE MYTH: You kiss the Blarney Stone on St. Patrick's Day to get the gift of gab.

THE REALITY: The Blarney Stone is another one of those intrinsically "Irish" things that people use as shorthand for Irish culture. But it has nothing to do with St. Patrick, as Blarney Castle wasn't built until the 10th century, around 600 years after the time of St. Patrick.

As an aside, both native Irish people and hygiene experts agree that actually kissing the Blarney Stone is incredibly unsanitary and quite overrated as a tourist destination.

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
The tables are set!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
We are ready for our family to arrive!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
We scalped the cabbage from the garden.  Now we can plant green beans!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
NO, it is not a chis plant.  This is why we put straw in the rain before using it for mulch!  We wants the seeds to make new straw BEFORE going into the garden!

It was time to relax so we pulled in the portable TV and selected Finian's Rainbow to watch!

Did You Know? - Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E. Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane, produced by Lee Sabinson. The original 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances, while a film version was released in 1968 and several revivals have followed.

An elderly Irishman, Finian McLonergan, moves to the southern United States with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. Og, a leprechaun, follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock. The Irish-tinged music score includes gospel and R&B influences

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Three drops of food coloring in my Bud Zero and I was official.

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Beautiful!

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St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Mary lets off a little steam!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
We pulled out the beef and wrapped it carefully and then labeled it for the vote!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
It will make good corned beef hash or pizza topping; it was tough!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Meet our winner!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Not bad at all and fast!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Our runner up right from the boiling water.

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Some of the potatoes are directly from our yard!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Irene O'Kosmetatos graces our table even though she was not quite herself!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
First, the wine is selected by the experts!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Papa slices and dices!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
M-m-m-m-m-m  This one was difficult!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
"Corned Beef, of course!"

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Hang on, I am going as fast as I can!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Moving from left to right, everybody tries all four cooking methods!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Of course, we have snacks!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
The plates are filled and refilled!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Bob is looking to try four different cabbages!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Mary heads to the table!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
David chows down; he knows his vote already!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
"Yes, I can smile!"

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Hic!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Another cork bites the dust!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Good friends; good times

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023 Flowers for the table; Thank you Irene!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
The camera was spotted!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
It was a delightful

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Super chocolate cake!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
So good!  With Zero Calories if you use an empty spoon!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Dianne said, "It's a piece of cake!"

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Remembering last year!


Oops!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
It was a warm evening so we opened the doors.

St Patricks Day dinner 2023
Group picture time!

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023

St Patricks Day dinner 2023