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Today We Celebrated

We celebrated St. Patricks Day with a traditional dinner!



Mom's Irish Soda Breads.


Traditional Corned Beef Dinner


Dessert:   Buttermilk cake with Irish Tea Fondant/Glaze



One of our family....Sweet Katie Girl wearin her Green!



Happy St. Patrick's Day from our Home to Yours!  


Sylvia

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ehanner

Very nice looking dinner spread Sylvia. Thank you for sharing. Katie looks like she is waiting for her treat!.


 


Eric

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SylviaH

Hi Eric, Thank you!  Katie's one of our pound rescue's...lucky for us...we have 3 dog's!


Sylvia

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xaipete

Hi Sylvia. Here is a pictorial of our dinner (one of my favorite meals of the year!). These are our dogs, Heidi and Genya (one of our kids is also named Heidi--she is the one who wanted the video). --Pamela



My two pressure cookers.



I made of video on youtube of the soda bread for one of our kids.


Rounding the loaf


--Pamela

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SylviaH

Hi Pam, It brought a big smile when I saw your pictures and video's on you-tube..looks like you had a very lovely dinner.  Oh, I love your kids too!  We have a JR ... Joey is his name...he plays frizzbee...I love the tball your JR plays!! wonderful workout!  It's been a fun week thanks again for sharing!



 More of our kids ; )  Bella and Joey....he has short legs too!!  We call him "The Boogie Bear"

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Joey looks a lot like Heidi, our little terrorist! And, Bella and Genya share the same color and stub legs. Pretty funny. Our dogs really are are children now! I used to own the same dinnerware that your Irish Soda Bread is plated on.


Yesterday's corned beef will be today's Ruebens.


--Pamela

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SylviaH

I love Ruebens...favorite way to eat corned beef!  I only have the platter now...gave away set years ago and wish I had it now!!


Sylvia

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Marni

What a lovely dinner!  I was wondering if you have corned your own beef?  My mother used to make that same corned beef dinner, but she bought the kind ready to go in the pot.  Do to food sensitivites, I would need to make my own and am looking for a tried and true recipe.  I looked at allrecipes.com (I know you like that site too), but wanted to be certain of the recipe.


Anyway, I love your little Katie's face - so sweet. Also, how would you feel about sharing the buttermilk cake and glaze recipe?  I've never heard of it before.


Thanks so much,


Marni

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SylviaH

Hi Marni,  Thank you for such a nice compliment!  I understand why you would perfer to make your own.  Funny you should ask about a corned beef recipe... I never get or use the spices that come with the corned beef...they have a wonderful flavor without the spices...I bought a lovely one at Henry's Market this year without the added spices!  I just saw a wonderful recipe for one the other day and was amazed that it is a fairly simple thing to make...guess what..Oh dear!  I forgot where I saw the recipe...But...there is one I saw on http://www.eHow.com type in corned beef brisket...I wish I knew how to link.. : ( you to it.  I just can't figure out how to do links!!  If I remember where I saw that recipe I will  refer it to you...sorry I just can't remember! 


In this month's Easter Issue of Martha Stewart there is a Wonderful Brisket 101 recipe for a traditional Passover meal!  A little healthier than corned beef.  Just a reminder...always slice brisket/corned beef against the grain!


The Buttermilk Cake recipe is on page 3 of my blog...just click on my name!  This recipe is very versitile and delicious.  You can also use powder buttermilk.  Make it in a bundt or loaf pan.


Tea Glaze:  I don't use exact measures for this...but this is close!  You can use any tea leaves you like for some different flavors! 


1 cup of milk...I used 2%


2 cups of powder sugar


Favorite tea: 1 Tablespoon of tea leaves (I drink a strong Irish tea  every morning.  I used Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea- loose tea leaves.  I love the tea flavor this gives the fondant. 


Steep the milk and add tea leaves: Steep until desired color is reached and then strain out the tea leaves and add just enough tea milk slowly to powered sugar until the desired consistancy of the glaze or fondant it reached.


  Sylvia