I figured I may as well post about what we had for our St. Patty’s Day spread before it ceases to be relevant.
We had my mother and her boyfriend over for the meal, and in addition to a really nice cheese plate (that I won’t bore you guys with), we had this:
While I was at Whole Foods getting Irish Cheddar, I got a quart of their Shamrock Chowder for the four of us to share. Nice creamy soup with potatoes, carrots, corned beef, cabbage – it was really delicious with some shredded Irish cheddar sprinkled over it.
I also made a batch of Julie’s Irish Soda Biscuits. These were a breeze to throw together, and were quite tasty slathered with some butter. They were a nice complement to the soup.
For our main course, I made a nice point cut corned beef (love the extra fat – it’s where all the flavor is!) with Everybody Likes Sandwiches’ Colcannon with Leeks – mine came out looking nothing like theirs, and was a bit too liquidy for my tastes, but the flavor was quite excellent. With some adjustment, the recipe is a keeper.
We never did get around to dessert… It was nice to spend the day with family, though – rather than spending the time alone like we usually do.