Monday, March 19, 2007

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day was a good day in the Sturgeon household. Emma Belle is visiting, that is always a fun and exciting time. And Jordan came home!!!! We have been so excited. He brings so much joy to our family. Although he has only been gone for two months and I either spoke with him on the phone or via MSN Messenger, it isn't the same as seeing him. He is the biggest of us all, about 6'3" and 190 lbs so him sitting in my lap is somewhat uncomfortable so I sat in his and hugged and kissed him. Sara loves it, she now has someone to aggravate her and toss her around like a rag doll. David is in heaven, Jordan is the only one that can debate him into a corner. Makes life much more pleasant for the rest of us!!!!! And Aaron is thrilled, he now has someone to talk video games, music and firearms with. To the left are my poor little Shamrocks, they were neglected for a while so aren't as thick as they were. There are also some burgundy colored ones not shown in this snapshot.

I cooked practically all day. It is our custom to have a special beef stew, fried cheesy grits and Irish soda bread on St. Patrick's Day. I got the beef stew and fried cheesy grits recipe off of The Food Network. It is one of Emerille's recipes, I have yet to try anything of his that wasn't unbelievably delicious. The Irish soda bread recipe is from The Frugal Gourmet's book, "Our Immigrant Ancestors." I also made the boy's favorite dessert, homemade coconut cream pie.

Here are some pictures of our feast. The beef stew looks kinda yucky and blurry, but boy is it tasty.

I've had no or little time for spinning or knitting. I hope to do some today, but will definitely be hitting it hard once Emma Belle goes home tomorrow.


June said...

It all looks wonderful!! I am so glad you all are having such fun!

Tabitha said...

YUMMMMMY!!! Everything looks delicious (as I'm sure Emma said)! You have always been a great cook! I am glad you guys have had such a good weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, boy do those bake goods look good! It's making me hungry just looking at them.

This is just Dora. You left a comment on my blog and I had to come check yours out. I like your blog. I will be back to vist again!

About felting over soap, it just cleans better then soap alone. It's kind of like a wash cloth over soap. Besides that it's just a fun project for kids to do on Spring break.

Well thanks for checking my blog out and I'll be back to see more of yours. Boy, those bake goods!!!