Monday, March 12, 2007

Loveliness Fair

Don't miss Mary Ellen's lovely fair celebrating St. Patrick's Day! I have to admit that this is one feast day I don't really "get into". I know about all the fun there is to be had and normally I would say, "Hey, who cares if it is a little overrun by the secular world---what a great opportunity to honor a saint!" But you see... I grew up in a town that was mostly Hispanic in population and there wasn't much of an Irish population to notice. Also...Husband is allergic to beer. Yep, I've never heard of someone being allergic to beer. Neither had I (please...I'm from Texas). But he is...all kinds. Ale, light beer, lagers, etc.... And although I have made corned beef and cabbage in the past, we don't eat red meat anymore so that just leaves cabbage. Hmmmm. I will have to peruse the fair and see if there is something new to try (I'm betting there is! ) and I guess I'll leave the chicken tamales in the freezer.


  1. My nephew has Celiac's disease so he is allergic to beer also. Of course, he isn't even five, so he doesn't care yet.

    As for Irish food, instead of corned beef, you could do some sort of meatless Irish stew, colcannon, or Potatoes O'Brien. I don't know how to do hyperlinks in comments, but here is a page of Irish food that has a few recipes that don't call for red meat.

    BTW, I have a confession to make. I am the person who talked to you after Mass yesterday with my husband and son. :)

  2. Oh, I am so glad you revealed yourself and it was great to get to talk to you yesterday! Thank you for the link. I will probably try a little something Irish. I have made soda bread before and we can always find a use for potatoes. Maybe I should try baked potatoes with green chili salsa and green margaritas---oh wait, wrong culture again! Just kidding!


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