Friday, March 19, 2010

New traditions

Yesterday we drove Cam to the airport in Salt Lake, finishing off a week of terrific food and fun times. For his last supper on Wednesday night, we tipped our hats to ol' St. Paddy and made the traditional cornbeef and cabbage supper. A new experience for all of us, except our friend Sunshine who suggested the idea for which we were all grateful. The meal was exceptionally easy to prepare and allowed plenty of time to even make a loaf of Irish soda bread for the occasion. 

Irish soda bread:
3 cup flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg lightly beaten
2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
raisins (optional)

Combine dry ingredients. Mix egg and buttermilk and blend with dry until just moistened. Stir in melted butter and bake in greased pan for 65-70 minutes at 325 degrees. 
We found the bread tasted even better the next day!

There wasn't a morsel of beef left after everyone had helped 
themselves to seconds and thirds. But we all left a little room for the chocolate cake I made in honor of St. Paddy's Day, and sending out a big belated birthday hug to Fraser down in Mexico who turned 5 that day. 

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