St. Patrick’s Day Redux

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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