I had to work St. Patrick’s Day. So once again I improvised with making Soda Bread and Shepherd’s Pie beforehand. The soda bread is interesting. I think the buttermilk makes it less dry and crumbly than other soda breads I have had. And the caraway seeds really gave it a nice flavor, although Tom didn’t like it. I thought it was great though. The zoom class about the history of it and making it is on Thursday so you can join for free.
I thought I took a photo of the Shepherd’s Pie but guess I forgot. It only looked like baked mashed potatoes in a casserole dish as you couldn’t see the filling. I used hamburger instead of lamb (because of Tom). But it was quite good. I took portions of the bread and pie to work to try to be festive. I have also done other Irish cooking on this day in past years: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2013. Prior to that, I am certain I did other similar cooking but didn’t blog about food then, just the farm.
In other, completely unrelated news, I was emailed some shutterfly memories yesterday, and it included this one photo dated March 2011.
It is a photo of Thomas’s upstairs bedroom during our house renovation in 2002. So then I started digging around for photos of that date and found quite a few home reconstruction photos I had forgotten I had. These photos are from 2002-2003 so not sure why the date is wrong but happy to have found them. (A few of them I have posted before, but most are new.)
It is fascinating seeing these old photos. We have come a long way!