Top of the evenin' to you! We had a lovely St. Pat's here, though we spent it in a most Italian way, cruising the Italian Market, meeting my friend Rocco, and buying things I'm too intimidated to learn to cook. like ham pie, ricotta pie, and egg bread. The boys had a ball running around South Philadelphia, and I did too. I picked up potatoes and some other veggies for a song and came home inspired.
Alas, I ran out of time to get ham or corned beef before the boys fell asleep in the car, so I went with plan B for tonight. But we also made my mother's Irish Soda Bread recipe, and that made it feel like a holiday. My younger son helped, and would ask, "I stir it now? I pour it now? I a good boy?" And he really was. He's a very enthusiastic kitchen helper.
Monday: Rachael Ray's Turkey Shepherd's Pie, soda bread
Tuesday: Leftover same (even my picky older son ate a ton of it! I was thrilled)
Wednesday: Potato and corn chowder (made it up; it's bland so far but I'm hoping it gets better)
Thursday: Corned beef or ham and cabbage (I already have the cabbage, so this has to happen)
Friday: It's Good Friday so I am not sure what we'll do. Probably finish the soup.
Saturday: Something from the freezer (probably chicken fingers, spinach, and rice for the boys)
Sunday: Happy Easter! Feast at my sister-in-law's.