Although it was not actually St Patrick’s Day on Saturday, we still had a wonderful party and meal. Thanks to Tom and Leanne Felzien for inviting us and for opening your home to all of us. It was delightful. Our task this year was to make the Irish Soda Bread, and that we did, after a little research and combining of recipes from Chef Michael Symon and The Chew, Ina Garten and the Tasting Table Test Kitchen. Here is the recipe I used for our Irish Soda Bread. And even if I do say so myself, it is by far some of the best soda bread I/we have EVER eaten! Bar none! Try it and let us know what you think. We also had a wonderful dip that Heather brought. I think this is the recipe: Guinness and Mustard Cheese Dip! Here are some photos from the party. And, by the way, this is the farm where we get our lamb. Never had a bad piece of lamb in almost 10 years from them. We are on the list again this year for 1/2 a spring lamb! Yum.
Well, there was no Haggis! (If it’s made well, it’s really pretty good!) So instead, we Raised Our Glasses with Whisky and Saluted the poet! Probably not an acceptable party in Scotland, but the best we could do here in Boise, at least at our house. (As I write this, Robin is baking a Quiche Lorraine and it smells soooooo good!) But now for our menu for this party. And don’t forget to Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. Check the label on the Buchannan’s Scotch Whisky. Cheers!