We've always celebrated St. Patrick's Day
Even though I thought I was German
(of course, we Germans celebrate ours with a whole month -- Oktoberfest while the Irish only have one day!)
However, when I had my DNA done -- I found out I was 30% Irish/English
So now it is my holiday as well!
St. Patrick's Day calls for four things:
- Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Irish coffee
Last night at Linderhof . . .
those four things came together!
The table --
Lace cloth, English transfer ware, Irish linen napkins in silver rings
Daffodils are the perfect centerpiece -- it is, after all, almost Spring!
The menu -- a classic:
I decided to make this Irish Guinness Brown Bread instead of my classic
Top of the Tower Irish Soda Bread
And it may be a permanent substitute
It was good -- that good!
We don't serve courses.
Everything comes out of the kitchen on a big platter
(From Stephenson's Restaurant in Kansas City -- the only horseradish sauce I make --
it is so good, I can almost eat it with a spoon. Not only good for corned beef -- it goes well with brisket and roast beef)
Dessert was neither Irish nor Green
A lemon sponge cake
for one of our guests loves lemon!
It's Mother's recipe and she often made it for Easter Dinner
It is a "spring" cake!
After cake, you can't celebrate St. Patrick's Day without:
(the little mugs given to me many years ago by a dear friend. Used only once a year --
but it wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without coffee out of these sweet mugs!)