Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When Irish Eye's are Smiling

 Top o' the mornin' to ya all!
Doing an Irish Jig!
I'm so happy to be back!! 

So tell me friends,
Are you proudly wearing Green today?
 How Irish are you?
1/4, one-half.......all irish?

It seems that on St. Patty's day everyone wants to
let their Irish out of the bag.
I guess it's just the fun of it all, and the proud Irish folks
wanting to shout it all from the rooftops that
yes indeed they have green in their blood!

My maternal grandparents were Irish,
my grandfather was
as Irish as could be, and he let you know it too.
(My Irish grandparents with my uncle in the spring of 65')

Of course this was their favorite holiday.
So yes, that indeed makes me part Irish,
and I too have fondness for the holiday.

We make our corned beef and cabbage, a traditional boiled dinner.


Red potatoes, an onion, carrots, and a head of cabbage all thrown into a heavy stock pot with a beer of course, and the corned beef has to slowly cook in the broth for a long time.....

A four-leaf clover found in my yard last spring.......

The shamrocks come out.
Irish blessings are said,
 and Danny boy is usually sung
while loved ones are remembered.
If we have the pleasure to spend the holiday with extended family
you can be certain their will be celebrating goin on.

I so love all of the beautiful Irish proverbs and the superstitions are a hoot!
I also love that I can attest to the fact that
I am supposed to have a slew of "Irish lace" throughout my home
this is a rule for us Irish folks ya know.

For those of you who do not partake in being Irish on this most festive holiday,
Irish lace is cobwebs, lol.

We start our morning out with a little soda bread (with raisins) and some Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea
I drink this tea throughout the year.


It is a little stronger than my regular tea and I like to drink it in the morning to wake my brain up.

Of course that soda bread is slathered with real butta!
In This Irish Home

May these walls be filled with laughter,
may it reach from floor to rafter.
May the roof keep out the rain,
may sunshine warm each windowpane.
And may the door be open wide
to let the Good Lord's love inside.

The red potatoes all washed and ready to go into the pot for this evenings dinner.

When Irish eyes are smiling,

Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

So what are your St. Patrick's Day plans?  What recipes do you make?  I would love to hear about it, if you care to share!

Here is an easy Brownie recipe for you to print and try....
you can't go wrong with brownies at my house, they're easy and they're chocolate! 
We try alot of different variations.  Let me know what you think if you try these.

Well I hope that the Leprachauns leave a few four-leafed Clovers 
strewn about your yard for some good luck!
Good lord knows that I am not broken (you are so right Sharon Lovejoy!) and
 so lucky to have you all come back
after all of the troubles I aired the last two posts, hehe! 
Thanks good friends!
I leave you with this Irish Blessing......

Check back in again later this week, I will be hosting a Giveaway for followers
that I missed while my computer was down!

Take Care!


  1. Happy Saint Patrick's Day, Dee!

    Love your new header photo...How do you make yours? I do mine at

  2. Hi Dee, Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours. Lovely post and text as usual.I like Twinnings teas as well, nice flavor. Hope all your computer and appliances are "behaving" now!Looking forward to your next post.Have a great day! Take care, Emelia

  3. Happy St. Patty's day to you...I can just imagine the Irish sparkle that is sure to be in your eyes...even though I've never met you! Lovely traditions you have to celebrate the day!

  4. Great post and Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!!

    Irish Breakfast Tea is about my favorite and we had that this morning with Irish Oats and Scones!


  5. I don't know how to get a hold of you. Please come by my blog! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

    Blessings, Linda

  6. Happy St. Patty's day!!...Love the Oh so Springy new header!

  7. This was such a great post!! :) I'm glad to see you back!

    I'm half Irish, half Greek (strange combination)- but I relate much more to my Irish side!

  8. Oh thank you for the yummy recipe! Happy St Paddy's Day to you as well. What a fun day and a fun post. Also, Happy One Year Blog-a-versary! Mine is this Saturday. What a fun adventure it has been!!

  9. I just found your beautiful blog, and I sooo love, love, LOVE it!!! That picture of all the aprons hanging on the line...oh, you should just frame that!!! xo Paulette ;D


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