Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St Paddy's Day Recap

In no particular order ...

Short story about Guinness at The Whole Story.

Bangers and Tatties from the Big Red Kitchen.

And their complete Irish Feast, including Murphy's Stout Milkshakes, here.

Irish Soda Bread right here.

Two other ways to make Irish Soda Bread at Bon Appétit.

Irish Stew with Cheddar Scones right here.

A nutrition clip that mentions Guinness as a healthy beverage choice here.

Corned Beef via Spilled Milk. And Molly and Matt's thoughts about St Patrick's Day here.

Corned Beef on the grill, courtesy the folks at Weber.

Corned Beef and Cabbage via Sur La Table.

Irish oatmeal: crockpot steel-cut oats at Kalyn's Kitchen.

For dessert, a Vanilla Guinness Shake.

Or Guinness ice cream here.

How to say "cheers" in numerous languages here.

Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart.
—Ecclesiastes 9:10
Payday came and with it beer.
-Rudyard Kipling

Work is the curse of the drinking class.
-Oscar Wilde

Here’s to you and here’s to me, the best of friends we’ll ever be, but if we ever disagree, to hell with you and here’s to me.

The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk they’re sober.
-William Butler Yeats

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.
— Frank Sinatra

(On receiving a hearty introduction) When I get a very generous introduction like that I explain that I'm emotionally moved, but on the other hand I'm Irish and the Irish are very emotionally moved. My mother is Irish and she cries during beer commercials.
— Barry McCaffrey

I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my Mum. I know I've got Irish blood because I wake up everyday with a hangover.
— Noel Gallagher

We are all of us in the gutter.
But some of us are looking at the stars.
— Oscar Wilde

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
— W. C. Fields

I like to do my principal research in bars, where people are more likely to tell the truth or, at least, lie less convincingly than they do in briefings and books.
— P J. O'Rourke

I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to celebrate a major event such as the fall of Communism or the fact that the refrigerator is still working.
— Dave Barry

This beer is good for you. This is draft beer. Stick with the beer. Let's go and beat this guy up and come back and drink some more beer.
— Earnest Hemingway

I can resist everything except temptation.
– Oscar Wilde

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brains
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain,
Gives genius a better discerning
--- Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774), Irish poet

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society, except that which makes the road safer, the beer stronger, old men and women warmer in the winter, and happier in the summer.
--- Irish novelist Brendan Behan

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.
--- Irish proverb

There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says 'Good people drink good beer.' Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad people drink bad beer.
--- Hunter S. Thompson


Robin Sue said...

Great Round up- thanks for including me! This is always one of my favorite eating weeks, even though I am not Irish!

The Training Table said...

Everyone's Irish this week!