Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

It's St. Patrick's Day, and I'm cooking a traditional meal--corned beef, cabbage, and scones (also southern cornbread). I'm excited to go pub crawling over at Cuisine Kathleen's blog. The give-aways include a Williams-Sonoma cake pan and a star-pie mold--and much, much more.

As many of my friends know, I love all things Irish, and I've been cooking and tablescaping the minute Valentine's Day ended:cupcakes, scones, potato dishes, savory pies, and more.

I can't wait to find more Irish recipes on the pub crawl!
I've prepared some family favorites:

These are always a hit: Baileys Irish Cream cupcakes.

This tablescape celebrates cabbages and artichokes:
Irish Blessing tablescape

Irish potato bread (made in a Cuisinart bread machine) is pure comfort food.
Irish Potato Bread.

This dense, delicious bread is perfect with....
Potato Soup

Green Reed & Barton glassware brightens a rustic, farm-house inspired Irish tablescape:

Twigs and Cabbage tablescape.

I've been trying to see how many unique tablescapes I can make in my breakfast room. It's a challenge!Here, I've mixed black and white tableware with Irish green napkins.

Cusp of Spring tablescape

Perhaps you'd like an Irish breakfast with scones?
Irish breakfast.

white chocolate chip scones.

berry scones.

In the mood for no-fuss biscuits?

Simple shamrock biscuits

What about an Irish side-dish?
Warm potato salad

Or a tablescape that celebrates the color green?
The Greens of Ireland: A Tablescape.

I am sneaking away to post while my mother eats brunch and watches The View.
While she's busy, I'll see you at the pub crawl!

A Tablescape Thursday contribution.

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  1. Such a gorgeous post with so many different beautiful details! Love all the food and serving pieces. The potato soup in the cabbage bowl is my fav! Your tables are just fantastic! Happy St Patrick's Day!!

    Miss Blooomers

  2. You are so amazing. I can't even believe how gorgeous you make your photographs. I wish I had one iota of your talent for making things look so danged GORGEOUS!

    Everything is beautiful and looks delicious.

    I am a huge fan of yours. Wow.

    Awesome post.

    I'll be over shortly for some scones and tea, ok?

    Thank you for the pretty eye candy!!!!!!!!

  3. So many wonderful and different takes on St. Patrick's day! Love the stemware in your Irish Blessings table.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. Gorgeous shots, ML & so full of inspiration! Where you come up with so many ideas truly amazes me.

    "I've been cooking and tablescaping the minute Valentine's Day ended" Me, too!!! I've got shots with snow in the background & today it FINALLY warmed up to near 70º. Woo-Hoo!
    I'm going outside right now just to sit in the sun for a bit.

    Happy St. Pat's Day, a wee bit early,

  5. Always such a beautiful table and gorgeous photography...the recipes are marvelous..

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

  6. It is a treat to see your tablescapes!

  7. Lovin' your pretty green and pink table setting Michael:@)

  8. You are truly amazing! So many beautiful tablescapes and the food is to die for. I wish I knew how you did it...but then again, I doubt I could duplicate your gorgeous creations.

    Thanks so much for sharing with all of us! Will be printing the recipes too.


  9. I could never pass up Irish Cream, especially when dressed in those cut cupcake papers.

  10. I am coming to your place, everything looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for this beautiful post, the shout out, and of course, taking part in my annual blog crawl! You are a dear!

  11. Michael Lee, lucky for us that you have been cooking and tablescaping and showing off your green. I've so enjoyed each one of your posts. You are inspiration in so many ways! I even went out and bought a shamrock cookie cutter. ;-)
    Sorry I'm late to arrive, but I've been away from my computer. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

  12. What a fabulous St. Patrick tablescape, Michael! The food and the decorations are so pretty and yummy...Christine

  13. Beautiful Irish tablescapes and food, I love the look of your new blog home!

  14. Gorgeeeous!! I love all the fun things you put into your tablescapes they are like a work of art! Thanks again for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and showing off all your fabulous ideas.


  15. Love everything about your beautiful table and food. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch

  16. Mmmmmm...potato soup! That's a great idea for my lunch tomorrow. Thanks! I try to come up with different things every day so I don't get bored with my meals, and potato soup would not only hit the mark but also be appropriate for kicking off St. Patrick's weekend festivities! Beautiful table setting, and I love the white rooster!

  17. You really "out-did" yourself. Everything is beautiful - I know you are going to have fun on St. Pat's Day, when it finally arrives!

  18. These images are so gorgeous, I can't stop staring at them. Love the plates, especially.