Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cookbook Book Club, Vol. 3, Irish

We had our third Cookbook Book Club meeting tonight
The theme was
Irish

The hostess had this little guy waiting for us


To welcome us to her house.


Our social hour as we got things ready
(and sipped a Guinness or two)

We started with Angela's apps


Brussels sprouts stuffed with cheese and wrapped with bacon


The cheese and spinach on rye crackers

My salad
(and believe me, Irish food and salad are one of those
"don't compute" statements


A dressing of egg yolk, sugar, vinegar, mustard and cream
Lettuces, beets, scallions, hard boiled eggs, radishes and tomatoes
form the basis of the salad.
It was delicious!

Jacki's Pork Roast


Cooked in Jameson Whisky -- how bad can that be?

Sarah's cabbage 


With bacon and leeks and brown bread crumbs.

Michelle's potatoes


Mashed with butter and buttermilk and chives
Real potato goodness

Donna's Soda Bread


With and without (raisins)
I've had too much soda bread that was like a big dry biscuit
Donna's was perfect, moist, breadline and yummy!
Her recipe may replace mine that I've had "forever"
It was that good

Rita's Cupcakes


How wrong can you go with chocolate and booze?
A deep chocolate cupcake with beer in the batter, Jameson in the ganache filling and Bailey's in the frosting!

Liz's apple cake


Served with a custard.   It was yummy and it, too, had Jameson in it!

Donna's cookies


Donna brought these cutout green pistachio cookies.
They would be perfect for afternoon tea!

Most of the conversation turned to food and we all discussed our recipes.
Where we found them, how we made them and would we do them again.
All of us said that we would make our recipe again!
And I would definitely make all of the recipes.
The meal was that good!

A big Thank You to Rita for hosting tonight's event.
We're looking forward to April when our theme will be Church Cookbooks
I'm thinking that perhaps there may be some recipes featuring canned soup or jello!


It's Foodie Friday and I'm sharing our Cookbook Book Club, Vol. 3, Irish Dinner with Michael at Rattlebridge Farm

5 comments:

Darla H said...

I am really enjoying these cookbook club posts!
Such a good idea!
Wish I could organize something like that here...but I don't think many of my friends like to cook. I'll just enjoy the experience vicariously through your blog.
Thanks for sharing!
Darla

Pondside said...

I love the idea of this Cook Book Club!
I've missed a lot of your posts Martha - life keeps getting in the way. I save them up and read them on the road, or when I'm in Edmonton, as I am this week, helping out. Loved this one!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Looks like a really fun group -- 6 or 7 people is just about right. Enough to get a good variety of dishes but not so many that you don't get to talk to everyone. It sounds like a fun idea. Looking forward to more cookbook posts. xoxo

Canadian Chickadee said...

Looks like a really fun group -- 6 or 7 people is just about right. Enough to get a good variety of dishes but not so many that you don't get to talk to everyone. It sounds like a fun idea. Looking forward to more cookbook posts. xoxo

Rue said...

It looks like you had a lovely time and had wonderful things to eat. I agree with you.... anything with booze... how bad could it be? ;)