Sunday, March 22, 2009

St. Patrick's Day family feasting

appetizer and baked treats
I may not be Irish (well... maybe an 1/8th?), but I can definitely appreciate an opportunity for feasting when I see one! Last night my parents, my in-laws, and my husband's grandmothers all joined us for a Saint Patrick's Day dinner. It was a lot of fun!

pile of cookbook sources
The menu:

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes with Creme Fraiche and Smoked Salmon (Beach Plum Inn)
Mummy's Brown Soda Bread (Cooking Light)
Chopped Salad with Lemon and Dill (Ellie Krieger)
New England Boiled Dinner (Cooking Light)
Caramelized Onions and Apples (Mark Bittman)
Strawberry Shortcake Jelly Roll (Cooking Light)

And my dad brought a bottle of Chaucer's Cellars Honey Mead. Mmmm... very tasty with the strawberries!

a mighty feast
If you look closely, you can see the boiled veggies piled in a green bowl. I painted that! I started the bowl back in January, and (finally) got back to the ceramics place last weekend and finished it. They had it fired and ready to go just in time for me to use for the dinner.

completed green bowl
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. And it was perfect for a Saint Patrick's Day feast.


  1. You are talented! That bowl is great!

  2. Any leftovers? Looked yummy! Your bowl is great. Many years ago I used to teach ceramics. It was one fun job.