Thursday, March 12, 2009
Foodie Friday: Early St. Patrick's Supper
I'm so happy you made it to the early St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Kathy is bringing Guinness; I'm supplying shamrocks, a Shepherd Tart, Irish Soda bread, Pound cake with Green Whipped Cream...and candlelight.
Grab a plate...or you can play a game--find your "Irish" name:
Blogthing's Irish Name Generator
Irish Name Generator
Foodie Friday was almost thwarted by a flood in the bedroom--a loose shingle--but I put out huge baking pans and hurried to the kitchen (where it wasn't leaking) and cooked like a mad woman.
The Guinness is ice cold...let's check out the tablescaping.
I bought these cute pins at Big Lots and added them to the napkins
Irish soda bread
Made with Guinness and pocked with mysterious green nibbles.
Irish soup (part of Dr. Gollum's Ploughman's Lunch)
A Shepherd's Tart
White dish, Big Lots
Jain from Once Upon A Blue Moon told me about pastry wheels to create patterns in the puff pastry.
Simple to make, and it sticks to the ribs on a rainy day...or any day.
cubed potatoes (pre-baked in microwave)
1 package Shepherd's Pie mix (dry)
Salt & pepper
Pepperidge Farms frozen puff pastry sheets (2)
Pound cake festooned with shamrocks
And green whipped cream
If I were writing a story, I'd open with a woman eating Chinese food. When she opens her fortune cookie it would say, Today your roof will leak and rain is coming. Since Foodie Friday falls on the 13th, I thought I'd give it a nod. If you want to investigate the reasons behind this superstitious date, check out Wiki's Friday the 13th trivia. According to MSN, triskaidekaphobic is the fear of the number 13.
If you're joining the potluck this week, add your name and Foodie Friday permalink to Mr. Linky!