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Monday, March 18, 2013

Coffee w/ Irish Cream ~ Corned Beef/Potatoes & Cabbage/Carrots & Mushrooms ~ Green Sugar Cookies ~ Guinness Surprise

Good 26º (Magg's water frozen!) dark morning. Supposed to be somewhat cloudy today and rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Will probably look the same as yesterday.... with the new green popping looked like Ireland!


Yesterday being St. Paddy's.... I didn't have any Irish Whiskey, just Scotch and that wouldn't do on an Irish Day.. so made some coffee and put in Irish Cream. OMGOOD!!!


First thing I put the corned beef on to cook. I mixed 2 cans of Guinness with 2/3 cup of brown sugar. Added the meat and let it cook 5 hours.

After a couple of hours it started smelling soooooooooo good!

While that was cooking I made some green cookies...

Using sugar cookie dough I rolled it into little balls, rolled them in the green sugar, and put 3 or 4 together on the cookie sheet to resemble shamrocks... THEN I discovered that easier than "rolling" them in the sugar, I put the sugar in a container, added the cookie balls, put on the lid and shook them! Taaa daaaa..... EASIER! Then, tired of the shamrock look I just cooked them individually.
OMGOOD!!! I could have eaten them all! Oink.....


When I bought the Guinness I was wondering "what the heck is that boinking noise in the can?" .....

A widget is a device placed in a container of beer to manage the characteristics of the beer's head. The original widget was patented in Ireland by Guinness. The "floating widget" is found in cans of beer as a hollow plastic sphere, 3 cm in diameter (similar in appearance to a small table tennis ball) with a small hole in one side.


My granddaughter Sami wanted to "facetime" (like skype) with me on the iPad. She is so funny and enjoys getting close and making faces! She said, "Bobo, do you have any green on?"  ... Of course! My pajama bottoms:

Hey, I don't take any chances on getting pinched! Although in the scheme of things, highly unlikely in my situation!


Our gaggle of geese is growing.... from the original 3 to what looks like 10 or 11. 

Ok, so after the corned beef had cooked for 5 hours on high I added a couple cups of water, tasted the broth and it was really delicious! Added in some chopped leeks. After another 2 hours on low I added in baby carrots and some beautiful white mushrooms cut in half. Cooked another hour and a half or so on low. Cooked the potatoes, mashed them with butter, added in sauteéd cabbage. OMGOOOOOOOOD!!!!! Today is sandwich day!


Sigh...until next St. Paddy's Day, remember... A good memory is one that can remember the day's blessings and forget the day's troubles.

Historically this date....
1944 – The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.

1945 – World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin

1968Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

1989 – In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.

1990 – The Germans in the German Democratic Republic are called to the first democratic elections in this former communist dictatorship.

1990 – In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts

And births this date include....


1909Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)

1938 – Charley Pride, American singer
... was a professional baseball player at one time and is now a minor owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team...

1945 – Michael Reagan, American radio host; adopted son of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 18th
Oatmeal Cookie Day
Add raisins, walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, cranberries, white chocolate chips, M&Ms ..... whatever!