Friday, March 17, 2023

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ♥

Hello Friends! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

It's Friday night as I write this.  We just finished dinner and I wanted to pop in and wish you all a happy Friday!  This has been the longest week for me.  I've had the worst time adjusting to daylight savings. It usually doesn't bother me but for some reason (probably my age : ) it's taken its toll.  I even overslept on Wednesday and made John late for school!!!  This has NEVER happened.  He missed math class and was quite happy about it I might add! 

Well, I finally made through and I'm very much looking to the weekend and staring fresh on Monday. 

Because I was so out of sorts this week I had nothing planned for tonight.  We usually make a corned beef and cabbage dinner but I wasn't feeling it this year.  I saw on my friend BJ's blog this morning that she was making Irish Stew.  I thought that sounded delicious and even better - she was making it in my favorite kitchen appliance....a crock pot!  You know, the thing that does all the work for you!  I texted her and within minutes I had the recipe. (I love my friends!!)

Off  I went to the store to grab some stew meat and beef broth.  I had everything else!  

I decided to stop and get a shamrock shake on the way!  

A St. Patrick's Day tradition : ) 

I came home, seared the meat, chopped some veggies, and into the pot it all went.  


5 hours later here we are.  So yummy!!!!! 

I had already made Irish bread earlier in the week.  There was just enough left for the three of us tonight to round out the meal.  

The most delicious St. Patrick's Day meal! And nice way to end the week.  

Not bad for a last minute decision! 

I hear the sun is coming out this weekend and spring is on it's way! Oh and in case you are wondering about that BIG snowstorm I mentioned on Monday.  We got nothing. Just rain.  

 I hope you are all having a happy St. Patrick's day however you are celebrating tonight!  

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll meet you back here on Monday! 

Cheers! xoxo 

(now I'm off to bed to get my hour of sleep back : ) 


  1. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, Danielle! This time change springing forward is not my favorite at all! I never do seem to adjust to losing that hour of sleep. The crock pot is our 2nd most used appliance here. It makes it so easy to have dinner ready! The microwave is first as it warms those great leftovers! I would share John’s enthusiasm about missing math class. :-)

  2. Sounds like a delicious St. Patrick's Day. It was a brutal week for me also. I actually took Wednesday off which I rarely do. I was just exhausted. Even only working 4 days it was the longest week that I can remember.

  3. Your stew looks delicious!!!! And you are Superwoman!!! You had been to the store, prepped all your ingredients and had that stew cooking before I even got home from the hairdresser!!! I hope you are having a cozy weekend up there. Miss you!

  4. Hope you got the rest you needed over the weekend. That stew looks delicious.