We had our third Cookbook Book Club meeting tonight
The theme was
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
(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?
With bacon and leeks and brown bread crumbs.
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
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 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