Although it was not actually St Patrick’s Day on Saturday, we still had a wonderful party and meal. Thanks to Tom and Leanne Felzien for inviting us and for opening your home to all of us. It was delightful. Our task this year was to make the Irish Soda Bread, and that we did, after a little research and combining of recipes from Chef Michael Symon and The Chew, Ina Garten and the Tasting Table Test Kitchen. Here is the recipe I used for our Irish Soda Bread. And even if I do say so myself, it is by far some of the best soda bread I/we have EVER eaten! Bar none! Try it and let us know what you think. We also had a wonderful dip that Heather brought. I think this is the recipe: Guinness and Mustard Cheese Dip! Here are some photos from the party. And, by the way, this is the farm where we get our lamb. Never had a bad piece of lamb in almost 10 years from them. We are on the list again this year for 1/2 a spring lamb! Yum.
Oh yes! Push the season! Fried Chicken, Corn on the Cob and our own Slaw. It was a yummy dinner, even if the slaw had apples in it. Not high on my Enjoyed That Salad list when it has apples in it! But this one was good. I’ll make it again. Must have been the dressing. 1 c Mayonnaise, 4 T Dijon mustard and 1 T Celery Seed. Blend all together and pour on the slaw. Mix, chill and eat. Slaw is 1/2 head medium Red Cabbage, 1/2 Head medium Regular Cabbage, 4 or 5 Carrots and 1 Pink Lady Apple. Run through the grater on the blender. Mix with dressing. That’s it. Quick and easy! Serve with a 2011 Canoe Ridge Expedition Chardonnay and you are set for a relaxing, start of the summer meal. Grab a fork and Left-Click to see this dinner enlarged. Cheers and please VOTE above. Thanks!