SO how do you fix your St. Patrick’s day meal.???
Is it a long
drawn out ordeal of brinning the meat or boiling or baking the meat. SPICED OR NOT SPICED? I used to like the spiced meat..but have gotten used to the un-spiced now. I was shocked to hear from a neighbor that she no longer makes her dinners that she made for 50 years, because the meat is too tough for them to eat..That was so sad to hear. I told her that there are so many ways to fix the dinner. She could not believe that someone boiled the meat. She never had made it that way.
She was baking the meat in the oven and that made it really tough to chew…My mother was born in the south and her mother always boiled the meat and made a boiled dinner out of it.That meat falls apart and loses some of the salt in the water and by adding the cabbage and potatoes it loses more salt…. or does it?? THIS IS THE QUESTION…Does it really lose the salt or is it still there? I say it is there… but not as bad as if the whole thing were baked, with some glaze on it.Whatever you make for your holiday meal..I am sure it will be yummy!!
Here is my recipe for what our local store calls IRISH FLUFF, but there are other names for it too. This is a really sweet dessert you might like to try..
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (3 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
In a large bowl, combine the pineapple and dry pistachio pudding mix. Fold in thawed whipped topping and marshmallows until well mixed. Refrigerate until chilled and serve.
HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS FULL OF IRISH GOOD LUCK WISHES..
I went to the store yesterday to get supplies for my Superbowl feast on Sunday. Usually I get the same old things every year. I make it light with chips and One dip and fruit and One dip. Pizza or some kind of sandwiches. There won’t be a crowd so I don’t have to worry about running out. A sign caught my eye as I went down the snacks aisle, stating the top ten snacks on Superbowl Sunday. Gave me pause to think of changing my usual plan.
HERE IS THE LIST : BEER, CHIPS, GUACAMOLE,BUFFALO WINGS, PIZZA, COOKIES, FRIED CHICKEN,POTATO SKINS, SUB SANDWICHES,SODAS… I think NACHOS should be on the list too..anyway..that all sounded good to me but it had been a long time since I had a real SUB SANDWICH with everything on it. I sure didn’t want to spend too much time in the store as the rain outside was getting harder. (I HATE shopping in the rain. ) I bought some fixin’s and headed home.
WONDERING now what else I forgot, but I think I have enough to satisfy me at least for dinner anyway. I find it hard to watch a game without munching. This is why I always have the fruit and dip. Lot better for me than salty snack and even popcorn.
What are your favorites for the event? DO YOU always have the same things or find different recipes to try out? Is it a tradition to serve the same things? I’d love to hear your ideas.
WELL here is my pick for the winner. I am well aware that on both teams there are BROTHERS who are the coaches so I guess it really will be a victory for their family either way. Having lived in California for over 20 years of my life.. I choose the
SAN FRANCISCO 49ER’S to win.. not sure by how much..don’t really care just as long as they win!!!
Hope it is a great game.. and hope the half time show is good too!!
Yes indeed it was an icy Monday. Schools were closed here. Rural roads were so icy you could hardly maneuver on them. I tried to walk to the mail box down our driveway and practically slid all the way there and back.
The only thing clear was the street that had been plowed and salted. I managed to get to the street and decided to walk some and see how things were. YEP, most sidewalks were full of ice and snow. I sure wasn’t going to risk falling on them. Not much moving about either. A nice haze of FOG was wafting across the field and into the street. Much of the snow is now completely gone. GONE? What? Yes…gone. The freezing temps left and it was near 55 degrees today. My poor sinuses. My head cannot keep up with these swings from hot to cold. It is raining and thundering,and by Friday it will be freezing again with snow. Wow..what a crazy winter. It wouldn’t be so bad except for those who try to drive in this crazy stuff and make it dangerous for us all.
Five days until the Superbowl. They are already showing some of the commercials that will play during the hours it is aired. I do like that the big corporations are giving everyday citizens a chance to make it big by making their own commercials. So many are made only a few win, but the ones that do really deserve the win. This one I loved from last year, it’s only 30 seconds but it will make you laugh. Glad the guy won!
Following my last post..if you had ONLY ONE choice..could only have O N E ..would you choose cake or a cookie for your sweet treat? Remember you can’t choose candy. Hands down, I would choose COOKIE..who needs a whole cake? Some choose their favorite cake like Devil’s food or Lemon but why not have Chocolate Chip FOREVER?? Nothing beats that taste I am thinking. I admit in the past I have even eaten raw cookie dough, but not anymore. Don’t exactly know WHY chocolate chip is sooo incredibly good to so many. Who invented them NESTLE? Why did they call them Toll house? HERE is what I found out..
Ruth Graves Wakefield graduated from the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. She worked as a dietitian and lectured on food, until, together with her husband she bought a tourist lodge named the Toll House Inn.
“Ruth Wakefield prepared the recipes for the meals served to the guests at the Toll House Inn and gained local notoriety for her deserts. One of her favorite recipes was for Butter Drop Do cookies. The recipe called for the use of baker’s chocolate and one day Ruth found herself without the needed ingredient. She substituted a semi-sweet chocolate bar cut up into bits. However, unlike the baker’s chocolate the chopped up chocolate bar did not melt completely, the small pieces only softened.” YUM!!
Three guesses who gave her the chocolate bar. YEP.. it was none other than Andrew Nestle. When the recipe became famous and the sale of his chocolate chips went up he struck a deal with Ruth to publish the recipe on the bag of his chocolate chips. Poor Ruth is not well known but Nestle is. At least the TOLL HOUSE name is still on every bag of chips and every product. The original recipe calls for NUTS but with so many allergies it is now optional.
The Toll House Inn burned down in 1984 and was not rebuilt, here is Ruth.. a very pretty lady. What did she get from her famous recipe? A lifetime supply of chocolate chips! Ruth passed away in 1977 at the age of 73.
A blogging friend, JADE, stopped by yesterday and commented on my last post. She asked if I remembered what those little things were called that were put on top of ice cream. I called them sprinkles, some call them jimmie’s.Ididn’t much care for them growing up.. I liked my ice cream bare! Doing some research I found out that it does depend on what area of the country you live in as to what they are called.In California they call them sprinkles. There are many cupcake companies that use them in the title of their business even. If you’re a resident of Philadelphia, Boston and many parts of New England, you might ask for jimmie’s if you want those tiny cylindrical candies on your ice cream. New Yorkers and a majority of other people call them Sprinkles.So where does the jimmies name come from? Popular legend has it that the Just born candy company in Bethlehem, PA began producing sprinkles in the 1930s and, since a gentleman named Jimmy ran the sprinkles machine, the product was naturally nicknamed after its maker. Some people think that jimmie’s are a specific color like chocolate and sprinkles are multi-colored. Whatever they are in your neck of the woods, they are a nice addition to your ice cream selection. I use them most on cookies and cupcakes and I always called them sprinkles. They do make them look more colorful.
Mom and Dad preferred vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s syrup all over it. If they didn’t have any then Mom would make homemade chocolate syrup. That tended to be even better than the Hershey’s. I liked Strawberry swirled and still do. I also like Black Cherry with big pieces of Black Cherry inside. I don’t eat much ice cream now days but when I do it’s almost always vanilla or the strawberry swirled inside it. Do I eat it straight from the carton?? Well…. YES.. I admit I have been known to. DON’T YOU??? You can confess to it. I just have a tiny blog.. NO ONE is gonna know. LOL… Whatever way you like it…we all enjoy our ice cream our own special way.. it’s all good!!!