Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fire Up the Crock Pot!

Yay! One of my favorite days of the year, and the sun is shining! 

I've been productive this morning, I already made one of these babies:

My Aunt Linda's secret family recipe Irish Soda Bread.  I wish I had smell 'o laptop.

I have one of the three corned beef's started in the crock pot, the other two will roast on the grill. 
I went a little overboard on the cabbage:


This is my favorite pin, which was given to me by my Grandma. 
She brought it back from Ireland when I was a kid. 
 It has so much sentimental value that I never wear it, because I'm so afraid I'll lose it:

I've posted this photo before, but I love it, so I'm posting it again. 
It's my Great Grandfather William who came to America from Ireland in 1906:

These are two of my favorite Irish Blessings, I tweeted one of them this morning:

May the best day of your past, be the worst day of your future.


May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

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


Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hannah said...

So many special things for you today - I love all of it. What a neat pin, and photo!

Today is my Mom's birthday, so it is an extra special day around here, too!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The Green Girl said...

::squeals:: This is so my favorite holiday!

I wish I could taste some of that bread!

Steel Springs said...

That food looks great! I love the pin. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Mrs. M said...

YUM! Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!! :)

H Love said...

Love this warm and fuzzy post! The pin is beautiful! Happy Day!

Pam @ said...

Dang, that bread looks awesome.

Heather said...

The bread looks yummy! Great Grandfather William was ahndsome! That pin is very cool, I'd be afraid to wear it too. Happy St. Patrick's day to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you! Can you speak a little Irish? I was taught some way back in the day.

Lucas R. Tucker said...

Can I come to dinner?

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Um, so are you sharing the secret recipe?

I guess that's why its secret, huh?

Lisa said...

in my reader all I saw was the title of this post and picture of the irish soda bread and instantly I thought you had some magic power that allowed you to make bread in a crock pot! haha! Hope you have been having a great day!

Unknown said...

Happy St. Patty's to you as well! :)

Penny said...

Happy St. Paddy Day to you too. That pin is beautiful.

Lisa said...

Those are 2 great blessings. Love the old time photo. Love the "overloaded" cabbage.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

p.s. Sorry didn't comment last night - I stayed the same for my week 1 weigh in. I have added a handful of nuts, 4 oz red wine, and a 1" square of dark chocolate. I think these were the extra calories that kept me from loosing weight. For week 2, I'm doing them every other day and skipping the red wine all together.

Johann said...

I'm a bit late but happy St Patrick's Day to you Molly! That bread looks fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Happy St. Patty's day! I wish I had a scratch and sniff computer screen for that bread!! he he!

Have a fab Friday Molly!!!

Katie H said...

Oh I wish I had smell o laptop too! That looks amazing!

What an awesome photo to have. I love family history stuff!