Today we used our noon meal to honor St. Patrick's history in Ireland with Irish Stew made from lamb, fresh vegetables, and homegrown herbs.
It all started with cutting up fresh local lamb and chopping vegetables.
This is the before picture.
While the stew simmered I put together and baked Irish Soda bread made from fresh ingredients such as whole wheat, buttermilk, and oats. Tom discovered today that honey is a good topper.
Steaming Irish Stew after a few hours bubbling in the pot.
An ambience of candles, flowers, family, and a beagle chewing on lamb bones settled us right down. We savored - s l o w l y - prayed earnestly, and relaxed definitely.
We'll round out the day with a viewing of our favorite Irish movie, Waking Ned Devine.
But first...a nap.
In the wearing of the green may you never be pinched!
Erin Go Bragh! (Ireland forever!)