I'm not Irish but I every March I squeeze as many
Irish meals into the menu as I can because
wow--they have some yummy food!
No wonder they're so happy!
Hubs and I had a great visit to Ireland years ago
and found everyone to be so friendly and fun!
I'm still focusing on healthy eating but I've been
relaxing that a bit on Sundays.
This week, I made colcannon, one of my favorite
Irish dishes. I'm linking up the recipe from
Closet Cooking but I just use the colcannon part.
We've tried the Guinness gravy but prefer the
colcannon without it. He also has a great recipe for
dark stout but the hubs is, and so we visited the
brewery where I was a good sport and enjoyed
a pint with him up there on the 7th floor.
In truth I enjoyed the amazing 360' view of Dublin
and the country beyond more but there is something
about Guinness and chocolate that speaks to me.
So, I love this pudding and we'll be having it next
Sunday when we share a Steak and Ale Pie
with our daughter and her family in celebration
of St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish.
Enough of the memories and food...
How did everyone do this week?
To stick to my stash-only rule, I had to nix adding
borders. I still had to run a 12" strip of the dotted
background fabric in the backing to make it work
but I used up all but scraps of the fabrics so that
makes me happy.
I didn't get a finished-top pic but here
she is all loaded up and ready for quilting.
Latest scrap HST project
Runner and accent pillow.
Started trimming this batch of HSTs.
Still working on top #1.
I got as far as I could here but then decided
my stash was of no more help. Hopefully the
LQS will have a fabric to use for the last set
Garden Path Mystery Quilt
I don't really like the flower in the corners
on the original so I'm trying to come up with
something else...or I'll just make life easy
and put a block of the theme fabric there.
Veg & Herb Gardens
Purchased seeds, bulbs, tubers etc.
I've also gotten a lot of yard clean-up done.
The garlic that went in last fall is poking through.
Slowly working toward that negative!
In the week to come:
Work on quilting.
Finish first and start on second top.
Depending on the weather, get onions and
shallots planted and cut up seed potatoes.
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