A little bit of this and that.....
Good morning everyone! I hope all of you are doing well. It looks like it's going to be another beautiful day here in Michigan. The birds are singing and the sun is shining. It's been very busy at our house. I have been taking down my Saint Patrick's Day decorations and getting ready for Easter. My menu is planned and the eggs have been stuffed for our annual Easter egg hunt. Like many of you, I'm excited to be welcoming in spring!
It seems like we have bunnies all over the house. They do seem to multiply don't they?
Speaking of Saint Patrick's Day, it was very quiet as usual here at our house. We like to celebrate by having a nice dinner at home and listening to music.
Several weeks ago we did have the opportunity to go to the village with my brother and sister-in-law. We had such a wonderful time! Our local historical village hosted an Irish jam fest. Members of the Detroit Irish Musical Society were invited to come to the village along with any one else who could fiddle or sing. The musicians played all of the traditional Irish music that I love so much. I video taped a session for all of you but for some reason I cannot get the video to up load here. In between songs and jigs everyone shared stories of Ireland and talked about the various instruments used in traditional Irish music. There were even sing alongs although I didn't participate which made my family extremely happy. It was an absolutely perfect way to spend the afternoon.
Later that day we went to an authentic Irish pub for dinner. The pub was designed by the Prairie Pub Company, one of only five Guinness approved authentic Irish pup builders in the world. The floors are one hundred and forty years old. It has some other very unique features such as the fact that all of the stained glass and wrought iron used in the construction was taken from crumbling churches through out Ireland. The pub is considered up scale and known for it's authentic Irish cuisine. I have included part of a menu so you can see some of the wonderful dishes they serve. They also have a number of more american dishes with Irish names of course :>) You can click the picture to enlarge if you like. The pub has been voted best Irish food in Detroit for two years running.
I took Ryan's Leprechaun trap over to his house the day before Saint Patrick's Day. Low and behold he almost caught one of those little fellows. The trap had been tripped and there were little sheds of green clothing in the trap. Do you know what that tricky little character did? He left Lucky Charms all over the place. On a good note he also left a yummy Saint Patrick's Day cake for everyone to enjoy. You just never know what those little guys will do. One year when I was growing up one of them left shamrock cookies in our mail box.
"Well I waited all day and I didn't see any Leprechauns and I didn't get any treats" "Oh Charli... You get enough treats. In fact, if grandpa doesn't quite sneaking you treats we are going to have to put you back on the tread mill!"
Happy Monday everyone!
Madeline, I am so glad your home from the hospital and doing better ♥
God bless all of you ♥
With warmest regards, Carol