First of all, I want to thank all of you who linked up with the Third Annual St. Patrick's Day Crawl yesterday! I am working my way through your great posts. I also want to thank those who left a comment. I saw so many of you who crawled through the links and left comments! That is definitely what makes it fun!
PLEASE NOTE...If I haven't been to your entry yet, I will be! Might take me all week end, but I will visit! :)
There's still time to enter the 60 dollar CSN give away here. Winner will be announced Sunday.
My guests for the 17th will dine at this table. It is still cold here in NY, so I went for a warm and wooly :) table.
There will only be 6 of us, so it is easier for me if I do it at the kitchen table. That way I can be in on the conversation while I am serving.
The square bowl on the table is Rosenthal.
I think I found it in the Noritake Outlet years ago for 2.00!
One of my guests in German, so I wanted to make him feel at home surrounded by the rest of us who are Irish.
Oh wait, DH isn't Irish... I think he forgets that, as he has been married to me for so long and puts up with the whole St. Patrick's Day thing!
I used a black tablecloth with a black with green wool cloth on top. I tied up the corners with some Irish lace. Not really, but it's lace and I am Irish. :)
Here I was playing with the charger and glasses. The green glass chargers and the green glasses are by Gorham by way of the Lenox Outlet. I wasn't going to buy the green glasses as I have a different color green, but I gave in to peer pressure from The Tablescaper! :)
The delicate cream soup cups and under plate are a gift to me from Marigene from In the Middle of Nowhere.
They are marked Noritake, Nippon. A little whiter than the Lenox Eternal, but close enough
She knew I had been wanting some, and sent them to me for my birthday. They are made by Noritake, and about 80 years old. They are just beautiful! Thank you, M!
I used a dark green napkin and gold trimmed flatware by Wallace.
I used a cream cut work pedestal bowl filled with fresh greens and mums for my centerpiece, and snuggled it in an Irish wool placemat.
I stuck some curled satin ribbon and a top hat in for a little color.
Waterford water pitcher was a gift from my dear friend ,Marie. It was her mom's. Individual butter pats from Wm Sonoma Outlet..
A Belleek tray will hold the bread.
So Waterford, Belleek, Lenox and Christmas Tree Shops and Savers all grace this table. And they get along just fine, no dish snobs allowed here! :)
I will sprinkle some green sugar, just a wee bit, on the cupcakes to dress them up for the party. I also made an apple crumb pie and baked individual pound cakes to serve with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
I hope my guests enjoy themselves, I tucked a lottery ticket under each plate to see if they have the luck of the Irish!
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Spring is marching in!
I wanted to join Lynn at Happier Than a Pig in Mud for her Cook Along. Ina was the featured cook.
Since Easter is coming and every year I try to get those eggs perfect, I tried her method.
Place the eggs in a saucepan and add enough cold water to cover.
Bring the water to a boil and immediately turn off the heat. Let the eggs sit in the pan for 15 minutes.
Remove the eggs to a bowl and allow to rest for at least 2 minutes. When the eggs are cool enough to handle, crack the eggs on each side and then roll them back and forth with your hand, breaking up the shell. Remove and discard the shell.
I should have read the reviews before! It didn't work for me either. The shells stuck to the egg, which really ticks me off, and the inside wasn't cooked!
I hope those of you who have a tried and true method will share. I always buy the eggs 2 weeks ahead, as I have read in many places that older eggs work better.
Do yours come out perfectly? Please share your method!
I did make her Lemon Pound Cake awhile ago, and it was delicious.
Go check all the other Ina recipes at Lynn's! Can't wait to see who she picked for next month!
Thanks again to everyone who crawled or commented! Let's do it again next year!
See you Sunday to announce the winner!I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday and Gollum for Foodie Friday.
Thank you to all the hosts!