||[Mar. 17th, 2007|05:07 pm]
What a nice day! I was able to leave work early, because my client's son is in town visiting, and I was able to take off at 4 instead of 6. I came home and wanted to get my main St. Patrick's Day ritual out of the way, and I stuffed my self out! I sooooo can't eat like I used to.
On the menu were: 2 cans pealed white potatoes with sweet cream butter, 2 cans (4 servings) corned beef hash with embellishments (Lowery's seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, diced/ dried onion, and Tabasco), a small slice of Kerrygold Dublaner cheese and 1 Killian's Red beer.
I'll describe my beer and the import cheese here, as there had been some response about this from my mention in an earlier post.
First Killian's Red. The label says 'George Killian's Irish Red Premium Lager since 1864.' And on the side it says 'The first Killian's recipe dates back to 1864 when George Killian's great grand father brewed the amber liquid in Enniscorthy, Ireland.
This beer (for a lager) is so much more 'tasteful' and manageable than Guinness... Not as desert oriented as Bailey's Irish Cream, or O'Mara's Irish Cream, but this is beer, not desert liqueur.
Now, Kerrygold Dublaner Cheese comes in a 7 oz. brick and the label on it says (from top to bottom) 100% natural. Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese. Aged Cheese with a distinct taste and a natural hint of sweetness. 7oz(198g). Imported from Ireland.
They have a web site www.kerrygold.com. There are a couple kinds of import cheeses and an Irish Sweet Cream Garlic Butter that they have to offer.
The Distinct taste and hint of sweetness are true. Think of a swiss cheese with a sweet cream butter type of sweet... not sugary, but not sharp and aggressive. This is an AWESOME cheese!
I am, however, sooooo stuffed! If I were St. Patrick, I couldn't drive myself out of Ireland, let alone snakes and such! I do want to down my other Killian's before I need to head out later. No worries, I'll be walking, and all the alcohol should be dissipated from my system by then anyway.
I would guess that the average Irish diet goes something like 'Guinness for breakfast, to wake up, a Killian's for lunch cuz it's light, and a Baily's for dinner/ desert'.
Anyway, in honor of my Dad... Happy St. Patrick's Day. I miss you. Thinking lots of good thoughts.
BTW, my Dad was from Chicago, huge Irish family(17 kids). My Grand mother was Irish and my Grand Father was Norwegian. Dad passed away 6 years ago... his name is Patrick, and growing up he always said that St. Patrick's Day was his personal day, cuz of his name and growing up in a huge Catholic family. It's the birthday of my ex-girl friend from Canada, too.
Anyhow, I'm gunna go, for now :) Irish eyes 'R' smilin'!
Oh, real quick, I ask my client today what the Norwegians over in Norway thought about the Irish. He thought for a sec and says "You know, the Vikings used to sail down and take the Irish women." I laughed hard, cuz it was soooo not the answer I was even remotely thinking I'd hear. Being a quarter Irish, a quarter Norwegian, and half mutt American, I can live with that answer just fine! :)