My first St. Patrick’s Day Celebration was eleven years ago. We had only been married about two and a half years. Jason was finally out of school and in a real job. We had two couples over for dinner and a Bible study. I had a blast cooking all day.
I was so proud of my table that I wanted a picture of it!
I prepared individual potato bread bowls, Irish lamb stew, and salad.
The dessert of the evening was Chocolate grasshopper cups. I made the chocolate cups by painting cupcake liners with chocolate. When the chocolate was dry I peeled the liner off. Then I filled it with green mint creme.
The only problem was that I ran out of food! There wasn’t enough for everyone to have seconds, and I only made one bread bowl per person and someone asked for more. It was a fun evening. We don’t make the time to hang out with friends near enough these days.
With a name like “Irish” we HAVE to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Today we’re linked to Raising Homemakers, We are that Family, Tuesday’s at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, and Tasty Tuesday.
Wasn’t the table cloth green? It looks black in the picture, at least on my computer. I’m pretty sure you would have decorated everything with green. The meal sounds fabulous.
Wow, those are pretty cool-looking bowls! Sounds amazing. Hey, and even little serviettes with your name on them… I think I need to get into this habit of celebrating special days – at least once a month. I hate to admit that I don’t even know when St Patrick’s Day is!
Ok, I recognized Theresa and Joel but who was the other couple joinin you? What fun to see familiar faces from your stay in Sioux City! Was Saber Jason’s first real job out of college? So glad you were in Sioux City so that we could become friends!!
What a fun evening! Yes, with a name like Irish you pretty much have to celebrate St. Patty’s Day 🙂 The dessert sounds amazing!
Nancy Sullivan says
What a fun idea. I have an Irish heritage (McCall) and my next door neighbor also has the beautiful red hair and green eyes to announce where her heart is. Your dinner sounds wonderful, especially the grasshopper desert. Thanks for stopping by A Softer Voice. I appreciate your comment very much. God Bless.
I love the way your bread bowls turned out and the dessert sounds amazing! I just might have to use those ideas this year!
What a neat idea for a St. Patricks Day party! I love how nicely you had the table decorated.
What a fun idea! I love the grasshopper dessert. You are so right – we don’t take the time to hang out with friends nearly enough.
What a nice table! I think the bread bowls look delish! You really have to celebrate st patties day with your last name!
Renee Ann says
It doesn’t look like you’d run out of food! The table looks great!
Okay, that’s pretty amazing, actually. You must love to cook! Do you have the spiritual gift of serving/hospitality? I love, love, LOVE soup in bread bowls, but I usually just buy the bread bowls at Panera and add my own soup.
Could you please come over to my house and ‘host’ or ‘cater’ a holiday party! 😀
Nancy @ A Rural Journal says
You look so proud of that table and rightfully so. We only celebrate July 4th out here on the farm with my family — St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday too. Are you going to do anything special this year? 🙂
Cat Martin says
Great looking table , I love to decorate my table also! Love your menu too, and the bowls are soooo cute!
Skyler Ashley says
Oh no! No seconds? xD
Those bread bowls look GREAT though! I may just try to attempt this menu for OUR St. Patti’s day this year. =)