On Friday at lunch I kicked off the theme weekend of eating with an ugly looking, but yummy tasting, shepherd's pie from Canadian Brewhouse.
I had never been to this place before, as we don't often frequent sports bar-type restaurants, but I thought the shepherd's pie was really good, and the menu had a great variety (and was also pretty humorous - you'd have to see it). The portion was HUGE, definitely enough for two meals.
For dinner on Friday night we whipped up boxty with sausage. Boxty are Irish potato pancakes, and are delicious topped with sour cream and onions. We loosely followed this recipe.
Christopher made his amazing homemade French fries sometime on the weekend, because ... well ... potato.
Dinner on Saturday evening was colcannon with lamb chops and salad. Colcannon is a mashed potato dish, jazzed up with cooked cabbage and onion, loads of butter, some milk, and seasoning.
We marinated the chops for a good 12 hours before giving them a quick broil on each side.
Dessert was Irish coffee cake, topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
We had a basic breakfast on Sunday, with bacon, potatoes, poached eggs, and coffee - festive lattes on the couch to follow.
Dinner was an Irish stout stew, with Irish soda bread for dipping.
The lamb chops, coffee cake, stew, and soda bread recipes all came from the cookbook, The Irish Spirit. I've made numerous dishes from this cookbook, and they have all turned out well.
What a nice, quiet, tasty weekend at home.
How was your weekend? What did you do?