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Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patty's Day ~ Bubble & Squeak ~ All the Pats I Know

Good foggy 30ยบ morning.

The front has moved out of here and heading to So Cal. We will have SUN today!!! We got 1/2" of rain yesterday. Last night I saw stars in the sky for the first time in a while!
So............ a wee top o the mornin' to ye. Today is the day we are all Irish. We can talk funny and wear green and eat good Irish grub and drink Irish beer. My Irish heritage goes back on my Dad's side. Apparently we were the O'Laneys .... and the O was dropped when the family immigrated to the USofA. There is an O'Laney river in Ireland. I need to research that, but trouble is a lot of that Irish information is written in Gaelic and I can't understand it. One thing, the wearin' o the green and the St. Patrick celebration is Catholic. As you know, Ireland was/is divided between the Catholic and the Protestant people. My family being Protestant .. their color is orange not green, but I don't like orange, so for one day I am a 'green' Irish. Actually I'm 'Scotch-Irish'... ~! I should have a green kilt! LOL.
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand
Here's to your health!
Would like to be here on this day!
Someday in person I want to see this St. Patrick's Day in Chicago and that green river!
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.
Yesterday I went to the Medford PO to mail 743 flyers I put labels on for the JCRW. Anyway, on the way out the driveway I took a picture of the "pond" now on Dave & PJ's place.....
I think we got enough rain! (Hey PJ... Dave.... who is kayaking in your pond????)
After the PO I went to Costco, Target, Albertson's, our PO, and home. Whew. All in a pouring rainstorm! I got some more Ocean Mist artichokes at Costco. Searched Target for their Archer Farms Tiramisu coffee...but since it's a "limited edition" they were out of it. If I ever see it again I'm buyin' a case of it!!! At Albertson's I looked for tahini paste. It is ground sesame seeds and to make hummus you add it to the garbanzo beans. They didn't have 'tahini' but they had "Yehuda Tehina"
which is a sesame paste with chickpeas (garbanzo beans) made in Israel. I'll see if adding that will make my hummus. It seems pretty concentrated. Then I found the tahini on so ordered it. I will be experimenting with that and dried garbanzo beans!
Historically this date.....
1963Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
1969Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
1985Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
2008Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor
And births this date include...
1919Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
1930 – James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)
1936 – Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
1938Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor
1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor
One of my favs! LOVE CSI NY and just about anything he does.
1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor
May the leprechauns be near you,
To spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
Smile upon you on St. Patrick's Day.

There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
'Twas St. Patrick himself, sure, that sets it;
And the sun of his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland,
And they call it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.
All I know. Going to put the corned beef in the smoker. The Colcannon will have another addition, Boursin cheese and maybe bacon!
Tasted mashies and Boursin at Costco yesterday. OMG GOOD! I had added that to my blog on March 4th, but I had not tasted it yet. Oh yes. My dinner is going to be good! BTW, mashies and bacon and cabbage is called 'bubble & squeak'.
And Happy St. Pat's Day to all the Pats I know:
PJ (Pat Sandifur), Patty (Pat Kuehl), PatT (Pat Tracy), PatC (Pat Cruz), PatR (Patrick Reardon), Patsy (Pat Goslin), PR (Patty Rodriguez), PattyO (Patty Hickey Oshiyama McNaughton), PattyB (Patty Braga), PatM (Patrick Mallon), My Pats (Patriots), PatK (Patrick Kraut). Whew!
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 17th
Corned Beef & Cabbage Day
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