Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Irish for a Weekend

In the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day on Friday, we decided to have a whole Irish-themed weekend.

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?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum! All of that food looks amazing! I love how you made it an Irish themed weekend. Colcannon sounds amazing! I've never had it but it's right up my alley!

We had a sort of busy weekend. Friday we had Phil's mom over for dinner, Sat am I went to barre class and out for brunch w/ a friend and her daughter and then in the afternoon we had a couples baby shower and hung out with a couple that was at the shower afterwards. Sunday was low key which is what I needed!!! We didn't eat any Irish food, though!