Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Many thanks for all of your good wishes. I have progressed from feeling like I'd been run over by a truck to feeling like I've been run over by a Kia. Big progress!

Last night, I made corned beef (in the oven), parsleyed new potatoes (coated with butter, pepper and parsley), spinach and broccoli. I was too dumb to take a picture, so you'll have to believe me. And since there's nothing left of the 6 pounds I cooked, there's no
proof in the fridge.

As I mentioned yesterday afternoon, I made a green cake. That's not as complex as it looks. Lacking energy, I used a lovely yellow cake mix and added green food coloring. Mission accomplished. Many hours later I had my daughter frost it for me, then I used colored sugar to sprinkle a shamrock on top of the cake. Not too bad for sugar sprinkled out of a bowl, right?
Ryan did ham it up for the camera, to display the green cake! Here's hoping you all had as much fun on St. Patty's Day.

17 comments:

Nichole said...

M's Mom makes a fabulous creme de menthe cake that's very green... and the base is a yellow cake mix I believe. :)
Glad you're feeling better!

Big Dude said...

Glad you're on the mend.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Pleased to hear that you are feeling a bit better. Hope you have a good weekend. Diane

Channon said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend! Looks like a lovely green cake.

doggybloggy said...

he's so tall he has to crook his head to fit in the room - he's a green giant....

Claire S. said...

Pretty cake - my green cake is a white or yellow cake mix with a package of Jello pistachio pudding mix added. Happy St. Paddy's Day !

Pam said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Sue said...

That whole dinner sounds delicious. Ours wasn't nearly as tasty.

I'm glad to hear you're starting to feel a bit better.

Mickle in NZ said...

I'm relieved you're feeling better, it was so very kind of Dan and Jeff to share their lurgy with you.

And I see Ryan has been growing again - watch out Jeff!

Linda said...

I hope by now that you're feeling better......maybe like you just got run over by a small bike.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I am with you, been sick for almost a week. No fun. Glad you are getting better.

grace said...

have ye got some irish blood in ye, marjie? or have ye more of a scottish heritage? regardless, i like the cake!

Cheryl said...

Love the cake, great idea! and I hope you are feeling better by now!

gemma said...

Just checking in to see if you are feeling better...hope so.

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a magical Monday!

altadenahiker said...

Your son is such a ham. Hope you're better.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh wow - green cake - you always make the coolest things!

I must have missed it but did you get hurt? You poor thing! Glad you're feeling better though!

Hsin-Yi