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    Anita Guest

    Default St. Pat's Day Pot Luck brunch suggestions

    I need some help please.

    Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    something
    Irish or green. The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, corned beef
    or a salad.
    Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.

    Suggestions PLEASE.

    Thank you! Thank you!



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    C.D Guest

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    "Anita" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I need some help please.
    >
    > Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    > something
    > Irish or green. The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, corned
    > beef or a salad.
    > Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    > cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.
    >
    > Suggestions PLEASE.
    >
    > Thank you! Thank you!
    >


    how about corned beef and cabbage?

    --
    C.D


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    Kajikit Guest

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    On Tue, 3 Mar 2009 06:52:11 -0700, "Anita" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I need some help please.
    >
    >Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    >something
    >Irish or green. The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, corned beef
    >or a salad.
    >Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    >cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.
    >
    >Suggestions PLEASE.
    >
    >Thank you! Thank you!
    >

    Scones with jam and whipped cream.

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "C.D" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Anita" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:gojclk$l0c$[email protected]..
    >> I need some help please.
    >>
    >> Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    >> something
    >> Irish or green. The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, corned
    >> beef or a salad.
    >> Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    >> cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.
    >>
    >> Suggestions PLEASE.
    >>
    >> Thank you! Thank you!
    >>

    >
    > how about corned beef and cabbage?
    >
    > --
    > C.D

    Corned beef was already considered, see above.

    Green beer, served by green bikini clad wenches.





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    Anita Guest

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    > Scones with jam and whipped cream.

    Are scones Irish? Would this be okay for a brunch?

    I've never had scones before. Are they like biscuits?
    Green scones? Green jam? Green whipped cream?



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    Anita Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:K7crl.985$%

    > Green beer


    The green beer sounds good. Tho the bosses wouldn't approve of it.



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    Kris Guest

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    On Mar 3, 8:52*am, "Anita" <an...@mailinator.com> wrote:
    > I need some help please.
    >
    > Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    > something
    > Irish or green. *The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, cornedbeef
    > or a salad.
    > Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    > cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.
    >
    > Suggestions PLEASE.
    >
    > Thank you! *Thank you!


    How about colcannon? It would fit in a lasagna-type pan so it would be
    easy to bring.

    Very Irish. Delicious, too.

    Kris

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    Cryambers Guest

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    Anita wrote:
    > I need some help please.
    >
    > Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    > something
    > Irish or green. The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, corned beef
    > or a salad.
    > Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    > cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.
    >
    > Suggestions PLEASE.
    >
    > Thank you! Thank you!


    Irish soda bread.

    pat

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    James Silverton Guest

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    "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> Suggestions PLEASE.
    >>
    >> Thank you! Thank you!

    >
    >
    > Bread? Irish soda bread or potato bread/cakes
    > Cabbage? Colcannon (potatoes, cooked kale/cabbage, milk and spring
    > onions)
    > Cheese? Plenty of Irish cheeses to be had, serve with oatcakes
    > Lamb? Irish stew (lamb, onions, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper,
    > thyme) Salmon? Baked or grilled salmon is very Irish
    > Apple pie? Single crust (top crust only) apple pie is very Irish
    > Cake? Tipsy cake (trifle made with whiskey)
    > Tea? Irish Breakfast tea (Twining's if an Irish brand isn't available)


    Most of those are very good but they are not very green. I put off
    eating colcannon for many years since it seemed the epitomy of
    old-fashoined Irish cabbage (cooked to death). However, overcooking is
    not necessary and when I made it last year I liked it. I don't
    particularly like Irish Stew.



    --
    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland


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    Arri London Guest

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    Anita wrote:
    >
    > I need some help please.
    >
    > Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    > something
    > Irish or green. The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, corned beef
    > or a salad.
    > Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    > cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.
    >
    > Suggestions PLEASE.
    >
    > Thank you! Thank you!



    Bread? Irish soda bread or potato bread/cakes
    Cabbage? Colcannon (potatoes, cooked kale/cabbage, milk and spring
    onions)
    Cheese? Plenty of Irish cheeses to be had, serve with oatcakes
    Lamb? Irish stew (lamb, onions, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper, thyme)
    Salmon? Baked or grilled salmon is very Irish
    Apple pie? Single crust (top crust only) apple pie is very Irish
    Cake? Tipsy cake (trifle made with whiskey)
    Tea? Irish Breakfast tea (Twining's if an Irish brand isn't available)

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    Anita Guest

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    "Kris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > How about colcannon? It would fit in a lasagna-type pan so it would be
    >easy to bring.


    >Very Irish. Delicious, too.


    >Kris


    Thanks Kris

    Found this recipe. Does it sound about right?

    3 pounds potatoes, scrubbed
    2 sticks butter
    1 1/4 cups hot milk
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 head cabbage, cored and finely shredded
    1 (1-pound) piece ham or bacon, cooked the day before
    4 scallions, finely chopped
    Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish
    Directions
    Steam the potatoes in their skins for 30 minutes. Peel them using a knife
    and fork.
    Chop with a knife before mashing. Mash thoroughly to remove all the lumps.
    Add 1 stick of butter in pieces. Gradually add hot milk, stirring all the
    time.
    Season with a few grinds of black pepper.

    Boil the cabbage in unsalted water until it turns a darker color. Add 2
    tablespoons
    butter to tenderize it. Cover with lid for 2 minutes. Drain thoroughly
    before
    returning it to the pan. Chop into small pieces.

    Put the ham in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and
    simmer
    for 45 minutes until tender. Drain. Remove any fat and chop into small
    pieces.

    Add cabbage, scallions, and ham to mashed potatoes, stirring them in gently.

    Serve in individual soup plates. Make an indentation on the top by swirling
    a
    wooden spoon. Put 1 tablespoon of butter into each indentation. Sprinkle
    with parsley.



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    Anita Guest

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    "Cryambers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Irish soda bread.
    >
    > pat


    Thanks pat.

    I'll look up recipe.



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    Arri London Guest

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    Anita wrote:
    >
    > > Scones with jam and whipped cream.

    >
    > Are scones Irish? Would this be okay for a brunch?
    >
    > I've never had scones before. Are they like biscuits?
    > Green scones? Green jam? Green whipped cream?


    Scones are very Irish. They are related to US biscuits but not usually
    as 'fluffy'.
    Skip the 'green' colouring for anything. It's more Irish *not* to do
    that.

    Scones (from: The Poolbeg Book of Traditional Irish Cooking)

    12 oz (about 2.5--3 cups) plain white flour
    2 tbs butter
    1 tbs sugar
    1 level tsp baking soda
    1 1/4 cups buttermilk or soured milk
    3 tbs sultanas/golden raisins

    Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the butter. Add enough
    buttermilk to make a soft dough. Add in the raisins.
    Turn out onto floured table or pastry board. Mix the dough a few times;
    don't over knead. Roll out to about an inch thick. Use a 2-inch round
    cutter to cut out the scones. Bake on a floured baking sheet at 425 F
    for about 15 minutes, until well risen and lightly browned.
    Serve warm with butter and good jam. And strong tea

    If the green colour is essential, line the serving plate with green
    crepe paper or napkins/serviettes.

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    Anita Guest

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    "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > Anita wrote:
    >>
    >> I need some help please.
    >>
    >> Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    >> something
    >> Irish or green. The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, corned
    >> beef
    >> or a salad.
    >> Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    >> cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.
    >>
    >> Suggestions PLEASE.
    >>
    >> Thank you! Thank you!

    >
    >
    > Bread? Irish soda bread or potato bread/cakes
    > Cabbage? Colcannon (potatoes, cooked kale/cabbage, milk and spring
    > onions)
    > Cheese? Plenty of Irish cheeses to be had, serve with oatcakes
    > Lamb? Irish stew (lamb, onions, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper, thyme)
    > Salmon? Baked or grilled salmon is very Irish
    > Apple pie? Single crust (top crust only) apple pie is very Irish
    > Cake? Tipsy cake (trifle made with whiskey)
    > Tea? Irish Breakfast tea (Twining's if an Irish brand isn't available)


    I like the Tipsy cake idea. GRIN!

    The Colcannon is what I may try.

    Thank you



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    Anita Guest

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    "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message > Scones are very Irish.
    They are related to US biscuits but not usually
    > as 'fluffy'.
    > Skip the 'green' colouring for anything. It's more Irish *not* to do
    > that.
    >
    > Scones (from: The Poolbeg Book of Traditional Irish Cooking)
    >
    > 12 oz (about 2.5--3 cups) plain white flour
    > 2 tbs butter
    > 1 tbs sugar
    > 1 level tsp baking soda
    > 1 1/4 cups buttermilk or soured milk
    > 3 tbs sultanas/golden raisins
    >
    > Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the butter. Add enough
    > buttermilk to make a soft dough. Add in the raisins.
    > Turn out onto floured table or pastry board. Mix the dough a few times;
    > don't over knead. Roll out to about an inch thick. Use a 2-inch round
    > cutter to cut out the scones. Bake on a floured baking sheet at 425 F
    > for about 15 minutes, until well risen and lightly browned.
    > Serve warm with butter and good jam. And strong tea
    >
    > If the green colour is essential, line the serving plate with green
    > crepe paper or napkins/serviettes.


    Much thanks. I think I will try this!



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    Andy Guest

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    Anita said...

    > I need some help please.
    >
    > Our office is having a St. Patty's day pot luck and we need to bring
    > something
    > Irish or green. The only things I can think of are lime Jell-O, corned
    > beef or a salad.
    > Or cookies or cupcakes with the green icing, which I am sure one of the
    > cookie/cake bakers will sign up for.
    >
    > Suggestions PLEASE.
    >
    > Thank you! Thank you!



    Anita,

    My suggestion???

    Get really drunk at an Irish bar on St. Patrick's Day with Irish men and
    women with darts (as best as I can recall) and over all the noise and
    music, at the top of your lungs yell out "I've got a great Irish joke I
    wanna tell ya!!!"

    You can try it for effect at the office first.

    I silenced the bar with all the ire that the Irish could muster, staring at
    me.

    Now that I had everyone's attention, I steadied myself for the punchline. I
    mean the delivery of my joke. I vaguely heard a pin drop.

    You've all been in this position I'll bet.

    So I'm standing there with a combination of Irish and Los Angeleans of any
    description, thinking I better enjoy my last Irish whiskey while I can.

    This drunken mistake all took place in a few fractions of a second in my
    mind's eye.

    So... I waved off all the dart champions as I slugged one down a whiskey
    and thought...

    What did I say to draw such attention.

    Then... it all came back to me!

    And to tell you the truth, at that point I was damned if I do and damned if
    I don't. Even my wife stepped aside. Smart Irish woman as she was.

    So... where was I?

    Oh! Have you heard the one about... no... that's not how it goes!?!

    Ahhh... "Why is Ireland the richest country in the world???"

    Ever seen dart board champs with elbows cocked? Sure you have? Right?

    With the entire audience as my oyster of attention that I could reasonably
    be buried in... I said... "bartender, can I have one last Irish whiskey
    please?"

    He obliged, asking me if I wanted a front or backdoor funeral. I waved him
    off and said wait, I'm in the middle of a joke!

    You should've seen his red face!

    So I had my last Irish whiskey that I remember and walked into the middle
    of the room, in case darts start to fly I'm not the only one.

    My wife at this time was outside with her girlfriends in the car listening
    for sirens, I'm guessing.

    So without a friend in blurry sight...

    Q: Why is Ireland the richest country in the world?

    WHY?!?!?!

    A: Cause the capital is always Dublin.

    I got a few darts but I remember they laughed as I fell flat on my face.

    Last thing I remember hearing myself saying was Erin Go Bragh!

    Andy

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    Arri London Guest

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    James Silverton wrote:
    >
    > "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> Suggestions PLEASE.
    > >>
    > >> Thank you! Thank you!

    > >
    > >
    > > Bread? Irish soda bread or potato bread/cakes
    > > Cabbage? Colcannon (potatoes, cooked kale/cabbage, milk and spring
    > > onions)
    > > Cheese? Plenty of Irish cheeses to be had, serve with oatcakes
    > > Lamb? Irish stew (lamb, onions, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper,
    > > thyme) Salmon? Baked or grilled salmon is very Irish
    > > Apple pie? Single crust (top crust only) apple pie is very Irish
    > > Cake? Tipsy cake (trifle made with whiskey)
    > > Tea? Irish Breakfast tea (Twining's if an Irish brand isn't available)

    >
    > Most of those are very good but they are not very green. I put off
    > eating colcannon for many years since it seemed the epitomy of
    > old-fashoined Irish cabbage (cooked to death). However, overcooking is
    > not necessary and when I made it last year I liked it. I don't
    > particularly like Irish Stew.
    >
    > --
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland


    AFAIK colouring food green isn't really all that traditionally Irish and
    hardly contributes to the celebration, now does it LOL.

    Just tossing out *easy* suggestions for a brunch buffet. Could have
    suggested a real Ulster fry, but then everyone eating it would probably
    have a heart attack in short order

    Should have mentioned that the amount of whiskey in a Tipsy cake is very
    small.

  18. #18
    Kris Guest

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    On Mar 3, 11:38*am, "Anita" <an...@mailinator.com> wrote:
    > "Kris" <shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:de5fcf91-34c7-410d-a248-
    >
    > > How about colcannon? It would fit in a lasagna-type pan so it would be
    > >easy to bring.
    > >Very Irish. Delicious, too.
    > >Kris

    >
    > Thanks Kris
    >
    > Found this recipe. *Does it sound about right?
    >
    > 3 pounds potatoes, scrubbed
    > 2 sticks butter
    > 1 1/4 cups hot milk
    > Freshly ground black pepper
    > 1 head cabbage, cored and finely shredded
    > 1 (1-pound) piece ham or bacon, cooked the day before
    > 4 scallions, finely chopped
    > Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish
    > Directions
    > Steam the potatoes in their skins for 30 minutes. Peel them using a knife
    > and fork.
    > *Chop with a knife before mashing. Mash thoroughly to remove all the lumps.
    > Add 1 stick of butter in pieces. Gradually add hot milk, stirring all the
    > time.
    > Season with a few grinds of black pepper.
    >
    > Boil the cabbage in unsalted water until it turns a darker color. Add 2
    > tablespoons
    > butter to tenderize it. Cover with lid for 2 minutes. Drain thoroughly
    > before
    > returning it to the pan. Chop into small pieces.
    >
    > Put the ham in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and
    > simmer
    > for 45 minutes until tender. Drain. Remove any fat and chop into small
    > pieces.
    >
    > Add cabbage, scallions, and ham to mashed potatoes, stirring them in gently.
    >
    > Serve in individual soup plates. Make an indentation on the top by swirling
    > a
    > wooden spoon. Put 1 tablespoon of butter into each indentation. Sprinkle
    > with parsley.


    Similar, but I make it differently, with no meat. Here's what I do:

    Make those mashed potatoes as the recipe says.

    Chop the cabbage and onion, then saute them together in butter until
    soft (keeps more texture in the cabbage and has better flavor,IMHO).
    Once the cabbage is cooked to your liking, mix it into the potatoes.
    Spread into a lasagna-type pan/

    Combine some dry (plain) bread crumbs with melted salted butter until
    a crumbly but not soaked consistency and cover the potatoes with it.
    Now shred some sharp cheddar (Irish if you can find it), enough to
    cover the top,and add it over the bread crumbs. Bake at 350 until
    bubbly.

    This makes a very delicious (and buffet-friendly) version. Even
    cabbage nay-sayers like it.

    Hope this helps!

    Kris

  19. #19
    Michael Kuettner Guest

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    "Anita" schrieb :
    >
    > "brooklyn1" wrote :
    >
    >> Green beer

    >
    > The green beer sounds good. Tho the bosses wouldn't approve of it.
    >

    If the bosses won't approve, tell them to celebrate Ramadhan instead.
    St. Pat's Day without beer... ****ing Puritans.

    Cheers,

    Michael Kuettner



  20. #20
    James Silverton Guest

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    Arri wrote on Tue, 03 Mar 2009 09:57:15 -0700:

    > AFAIK colouring food green isn't really all that traditionally
    > Irish and hardly contributes to the celebration, now does it
    > LOL.


    In general, most food colorings produce a feeling of nausea, IMHO! Green
    bagels are a particularly fine example. Another one is the "Marine Roll"
    the sushi chef in one of my favorite places is very proud of. He's
    acknowledged to be pretty good for most things but I find it hard to eat
    light blue sushi.
    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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