Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Day...


Jack is Irish, so we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a big way at our home... dinner is all planned out for Thursday... corned beef, cabbage and sweet red new potatoes... mmmm... grey poupon for the corned beef, sour cream and home~grown chives for the new potatoes and red wine vinegar for the cabbage... then of course, Irish coffee for dessert... our once a year treat as, other than an occasional glass of wine, we do not drink... but St. Patrick's Day is a day of celebration... of all things Irish... a day to honor and remember Jack's Irish heritage... I absolutely love everything Irish and the beautiful folklore that surrounds the Emerald Isle... I love stories about "the wee folk" and the gorgeous Irish countryside they inhabit...


An Irish Prayer

"May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for every prayer."

Happy St. Patrick's Day!... xoxo...



16 comments:

Jeni said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too! Love that you make the holidays fun.

Rita said...

Ah, I love the poem and sounds like you are having a very good dinner that night! Hope your day goes real well.

Char said...

I can smell it all now, and my mouth is watering. I hope you have a wonderful dinner and I think I too will put all that goodness on the menu. Thanks, Char

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Julie Marie,
I'm back on line and I'm so happy. Happy St Patricks Day to you or should I say...Top of the morning to ya...LOL.
Are you feeling better Dear? I'm so sorry you were down with the flu.You take care.I've been praying for both you and Celest.
You take care hon,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Country Gal said...

Happy ST PATTY'S day to you and your family. Lovely post and photo.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Julie :)

I think it is wonderful that you celebrate ST. Patricks day that way!! My grandma always does corned beef too as we have a lot of Irish in us, hence the red hair, lol!! I love Irish Cream coffee. And I love wine!! That is the first thing I want after I get home with Savannah, a glass of wine, lol! Tomorrow, I am taking my boys some special green frosted cookies for St. Patricks Day :)

Thank you so much for ordering the fairy bunny ddio9rama from my shop :) You are such a doll and I love ya! I am shipping her out in the morning.

Lots of love and hugs,
Amy

Bobbi said...

I love this post. Have you ever watched 'Finian's Rainbow?' I love that movie!! I've watched it a dozen times I'll bet, and when Lindsey was little I had her hooked on it as a toddler. She could sing every word of 'Old devil Moon'.

You're dinner sounds wonderful! I am so glad you reminded me of this, I must wear my green on St. Patrick's Day!!

Philly and Ellie said...

Happy st. Patricks day on thursday!!! I love the yummy meal u make it is so good. I love Irish coffee. We will go to the pub and have an Irish meal and drink on Thursday. Lots of people are from Ireland here and are ready to celebrate big on Thursday. We hope to go to ireland for a weekend while we are living here. Tell jack and tess happy st pats too. Love Filly

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I look forward to those once a year celebration dinners and corned beef, cabbage and red potatoes is one of my favorites. I am getting hungry for corned beef. I know I could have it anytime of the year but it just would not be the same. I have to save it for March 17th.

You and Jack are going to have a wonderful celebration. It sounds like fun!

Have a blessed week
Hugs, Sue

A Vintage Chic said...

Sounds perfect, Julie! We've got ours all planned out, too...sounds exactly the same (without the Irish coffee!) One of our favorite meals of the year!

I love all things Irish, too...something so magical about the very place and everything in it. Love those Irish prayers, too!

Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!

Julie

Anonymous said...

Your menu sounds devine! Love the prayer. So nice that you celebrate the holiday. Thanks for the Diet Coke on Saturday. It really hit the spot. I really value your friendship and great conversation. Happy St. Patrick's Day. el

Lynette Killam said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Julie! I just found your page through Olive Out's site, and I have already signed up to follow. How beautifully you present everything...so soothing and sweet...I love it!

I was born in Northern Ireland. When my sons were young, I began the tradition of making green food for St. Paddy's day. Boys love to be grossed out...pouring dark green gravy over pale green mashed potatoes and flourescent boneless chicken painted with green food colouring amused them mightily, especially with a big blob of mushy peas plopped onto the plate as well! Trouble is, now that they're in their thirties, they still want to play, only now it's white wine or beer that gets turned green rather than milk...LOL. I do like the sound of your more gracious meal, but apparently tradition must be honoured....:)

Have a wonderful day tomorrow...

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Olive Cooper said...

Well friend I do love that prayer and it is full of truth. Your supper sounds wonderful too!

June said...

It sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Jack's heritage Julie Marie! My family on my father's side are all Irish too. Dale's father as well. Lots to celebrate!

I hope the sun has been shining where you are!!! Happy St. Patricks day to you and Jack!
sending hugs...

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Julie, sounds like a fabulous dinner... love your sweet poem, hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Ana said...

Oh Julie Marie,
I do hope you and Jack had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day...Sure sounds like it was a yummy one :-)

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana