I made some bread over the weekend to remind me of my dream vacation to Ireland that my late beloved and I took back in September, 2009. Let's have a slice and some Irish tea, shall we?
Of course, we must use some Kerrygold butter on our bread. The teacup's design reminds me of Celtic knots. The little harp vase was gifted to me several years ago.
My County Cork, Ireland teapot was a $1.50 thrifty find, and I think of my Great Grandmother Hannah that was born in that county. Aren't my shamrock lights from the Dollar Tree a fun decor piece?
My scruffy leprechaun was sent to me by my sister several years ago. He has his pot of gold and a lucky bird by his side. Maybe he was out and about harvesting potatoes? My shamrock plant made it through the winter, a little unkempt, but will perk up soon.
Here are my mini loaves of Irish Brown Bread fresh from the oven. When I worked at Frito-Lay years ago, I would bring loaves of my homemade bread that is made from a starter to my co-workers, on a rotating basis. Sometimes I would send home a loaf to my friend, and co-worker, Cindy's mom, who dearly loved the bread. One Christmas, her mom bought me these darling loaf pans that I use so often. I always think of Cindy and her late mom whenever I use them.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I am sharing this with these lovely parties: