Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Festivities

It was a lunch date. I picked up Mom and drove her to

TJ Malloney's Irish Pub for lunch. Kelly was supposed to join

us, but her plans changed. Kendra lives out of town and couldn't

come because she just became a "Grandma" to baby boy Haden.

Jill and Scott are the proud parents of Haden Holden Moore born March 15th.

You might say this has been one very busy week.

Mom and sister Lauri.

Hey everyone..............this is Kelsey, Cara's daughter. She was so much fun:)

Niece Cara and myself.

Great Irish band........but a little too loud. We were glad when they took a break so we could hear each other.

While we waited for our food to be served, the waitress brought us homemade warm soda bread. It was heavenly.......had caraway seeds in it.......we all loved it:)

Mom had the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Lauri had Irish Macaroni and an Irish Beer:)

Cara and I both ordered the Shepherd's Pie. It was delish:)

Of course you have to have green carnations for St. Patrick's Day. Mom and I stopped at a florist on the way home.

Just something about the green carnation. I love it!

After a fun afternoon I came home and made Bangers and Mash. The Irish sausage was great. Cooked it on the grill. Mashed potatoes with garlic, sour cream, and butter. And of course peas:)
P.S. It was 70 degrees in Manteno, Illinois today as well as Hobart, Indiana!!!!!! Hurray:)

Mom really enjoyed herself. So the Irish in our family came out today. We all had a great time:)
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Haden News said...

Happy St. Patricks Day....looks like it was a fun day :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

That little girl is adorable!!

I want some Irish mac and cheese!!!!!