Sunday, March 17, 2013

St.Patrick's Greetings


Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you all!

Any plans for any of you today? St. Patrick's Day, although not a legal holiday anywhere in the United States, is nonetheless  recognised and celebrated throughout the country. It is primarily observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture; celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, feasting, copious consumption of alcohol, religious observances, and numerous parades. The holiday has been celebrated on the North American continent since the late eighteenth century. I have always loved this holiday, it makes me feel happy and it isn't because of the libations!I have never had green beer, my stomach curls at the thought of it, but I usually do cook a Corned Beef dinner. But not this year.The notion that a traditional Saint Patrick’s Day feast requires green beer and corned beef is dismissed. Later today, the Lad and my neighbor will be dropping in for a Saint Patrick's luncheon, instead of us venturing into the crowded bar and pub scene. And besides, I had quite enough libation Friday night in Asbury Park at the art show, and then ensuing night of debauchery of lounge hopping. But all is well as yesterday was my very relaxing spa day the hotel offers. To me I really think Saint Patrick's Day is more about food than drink. As green is the prevailing color on St. Patrick’s Day, I have menu where this color and white are used exclusively. For my luncheon I'm making Escalloped Potatoes, Whitefish Turbot,Cold Slaw and Fruit Glacé a là St. Patrick, with whipped cream.

 But of course you damn well know, if you know me, there will be one of these.......


yes!!!! The Shamrock Shake!!!! The Lad brought this over. Every year I overdose on these things, these lovely green,minty, creamy, nectar treats! I have had 8 of these this year already. Of course the wearing of the green is also fun to do on Saint Patrick's........

Today I'm wearing one of my favorite tee's.........



 Although the shirt really isn't true. I was born here, and I'm really half Czech first, then part Dutch, and part Irish. Does that still count?


And later tonight, I'll reward the Lad for the Shamrock shake with me wearing these.......


I 'll see if he can locate the four leaf clovers! Oh wait....there all four leaf clovers. Well ,blushing, I'm sure he'll still enjoy them! Have a Great Saint Patrick's Day to you all!!!!!

29 comments:

  1. German/Scottish here. One ancestor came in the proper way, Ellis Island, the Scottish fellow was a sailor who jumped ship in Astoria, Oregon (he's my favorite one :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Saint's Day to you as well. The luncheon sounds wonderful, when should I arrive?

    ReplyDelete
  3. well I 'll be joining the green beer drinkers myself. I wish I had that shirt to go in. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ah finally the Shamrock Shake! They are like crack. I started getting them last year due to you!!!! Love the boxers,lol!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you to! The boxers sound wonderful, what time should I arrive???

    ReplyDelete
  6. Im a sucker for holiday traditions. Your luncheon sounds so good! I will be having Barmbrack which is a sweet bread that is often made around St Patrick’s day and on Halloween. In Gaelic it’s known as báirín breac, or “speckled loaf” due to the way the dough is dotted with raisins.Though lovely fresh, Barmbrack will keep for up to 10 days. I think the bread is at its best when toasted and served with lashings of delicious Irish butter.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think the Lad will find more than clovers. Won't he also find your lucky charms? Happy St.Patty's Day

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. well, i understand his lucky charms aren't hard to find! There always right under one's nose.

      Delete
    2. I hear his lucky charms are magically delicious.

      Delete
  8. Happy Saint Patricks to you too! No plans here, but I haven't had a Shamrock Shake in years! I think I'll go finally get one!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I forgot to get a four-pack of Guinness at the market this morning, but I'll celebrate in spirit with some wine this evening

    ReplyDelete
  10. Happy Saint Patty's Mistress! I so need to hang out with you. Yeah, I'm heading out for a couple beers and hopely find a long schalie to work

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. well then you came to the right place me friend!

      Delete
  11. Maddie, the pics were delectable.:) I like what a see! And will there be leftovers?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh there are always some leftovers you can't quite consume, so I hear.

      Delete
  12. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too! May you have much luck today!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Day Mistress! Sahmrock Shakes? Is it true that Shamrock shakes make you poop green???

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, I'm certain you are working these shakes off at a wicked pace! Are these spiked w/ Crème de Menthe perhaps?

    ReplyDelete
  15. Happy Saint Patrick's! I am sure the Lad will be pleased to be awarded with a pot of Gold? The lunch sounds wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I hope you have a great Paddy's Day! Yes, were headed out later for a few. The city is crazy with Saint Patricks excitment today.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy Saint Patty's day to you also. So wait, Czech, part Dutch then part Irish? This has got me to thinking of a few things.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I thought for sure the Casa would be full of outrageous house boy antics today! And the Mistress would be on the menu for all!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am just so glad there was no cabbage cooked this year. It cleared out the joint last year.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your St. Pat's luncheon sounds delightful! Erin go bragh!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I tried that Shamrock shake for the first time last week....YUM!

    ReplyDelete

Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...