Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Luck of the Irish to you-and the Food, too

Top o'the Morning and Happy St. Paddy's Day! We're headed to NYC, the Quiet Man and charges and I, for the Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. I'll be wearing my green, but I won't be eating any Irish foods. (Unless bags of peanuts and soda are Irish foods.) I did pack some green M and Ms in my travel bags, plus some shamrock napkins and gold coins to hide in the hotel room later tonight. Shhh, don't tell. Every mom has to have a few tricks up her sleeve. For those of you on the ground and at home, here's some of my favorite Irish (or not so Irish, but seemingly Irish) foods.
Corned Beef and Grilled Cheese On Rye Creamy Potato Soup
Irish Ploughman's Lunch on Freshly Baked Irish Soda Bread
Irish Oatmeal Cupcakes with Broiled Frosting
Mint Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream Torte
Or you could make some mint brownies-just scroll down one post and you'll spot it. Well folks, wish us luck! I'm bringing my laptop so I'll stay in touch. West is so nervous he's spastic. Right now, he's smothered in blankets and is rolling around on the carpet belting out, "This old man came rolling home." I hope he can behave himself in public. Of course, he'll probably clam up and act like the shiest little homeschooler this side of the Missippi once we get there.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Be back as soon as I have any news in New York.


Julie Harward said...

Yum to every one of these! And have a great trip...good luck! :D

gigi said...

Good luck to West and the rest of yall have fun!!
These recipes look like a lot of fun. I've tried your soup but I think today I'll try that sandwhich, it looks heavenly.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Nickki said...

I am so hungry now after looking at all of these pictures...I could eat the whole lot, especially that sandwich and ice cream cake ;-)

Have a great trip and good luck to you! :-)

Roger said...

West cracks me up! What a sweet, silly, and super talented boy. Have a great time in NYC!! Good luck! :)

Roger said...

o.k. apparently I'm logged on as Roger. But it's just me, Tanji. Not some creepy old guy thinking West is a sweetie. ;)

Kerin said...

Good luck!
Yummy stuff to make and eat.
I think it will be yummy grilled corned beef sandwiches for us!
Have a great day!

Emily said...

St Patrick's Day is my sister's birthday, and every year we do some vaguely Irish themed lunch for her. Last year I made your potato soup and corned beef sandwiches and she loved them, and requests them on a regular basis now. So guess what we're having tonight? :-D

Have a great time in NYC! Good luck, West!

The JR said...

Yes, I am wishing you good luck. Congrats West on making the finals.

Courtney said...

Have a fun and fantastic trip! I'll be watching the today show...

Seth and Julie said...

Good Luck West! He'll do great. If he acts spastic they will laugh and if he clams up he will be sweet, shy and endearing. He just can't lose with that cute face, and his momma's cooking genes. Can't wait to hear!

Oh, and I despise corned beef but that sandwich makes it look mouth watering.

Michal said...

Westy! I can't wait to hear your news! We're going to do the Ploughman's lunch. Started the day with green (spinach and banana) smoothies and green scrambled eggs. Wishing that the oatmeal cuppies or the mint brownies would just appear in my kitchen, as there's not time to make them today. Maybe if we'd skipped fencing or math . . .

Lainee said...

How exciting! I know he will do great. Good Luck!!

Mindy said...

Looks amazing! I am super hungry right now and your pics put me over the edge. I wish I could take a bite right out of the computer screen. haha. Happy St Paddy's Day. :)

Catherine said...

We loved watching Westy on the TOday Show! He was so cute and we're so proud of him.

When I told Paulie that West was going to be on TV he said, "But I don't want him to be on TV, he's my best friend." And the whole time we were watching Westy, Paulie kept saying, "Where's Aunt Erin? Where's Aunt Erin?"

PaperFlora2 said...

Yummy....I think I gained 3 lbs. looking at your blog!
hope you can visit soon

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