Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Feed Me.... I'm Irish

St. Patrick's Day is always a big deal around here. I have to admit that I started the tradition long long ago and now I'm paying for it. Corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread is a must. This stuff takes time. And we're having a baby shower for 60 people on Saturday!! Gosh. I have noticed everyone tiptoeing around the question of whether or not the meal is going to happen this year. So I broke down and bought all the ingredients last night and this morning and, yes, I'm cooking the traditional meal. It's a recipe from a very old issue of Bon Appetit magazine and it's the best corned beef and cabbage there could ever be. And I know corned beef. If anyone wants it, let me know. I'll send it to you.

The big knitting news is that Kepler is finished except for the i-cord neck edge. I sewed it all together last night. I have much to say and comment on about the finished project but I think I'll hold off until I can post the photo of the completely finished object. Let me just say that I will not be wearing it to the baby shower.

This morning I was thinking... I have to lose weight. My sister is having a big party (dressy reception type party) on June 2nd. I have a dress to wear. I love it. I wore it once to a wedding out of town. I couldn't get into it right now if my life depended on it. And this dress.... wow would it look great with the Michaela Shawl. I think I'm going to try it again. Lace. Ugh. Why do I torture myself with lace???


Yvonne said...

Oh, Holly, send me the corned beef & cabbage recipe! I have a soda bread recipe that I swear by (it was my great-grandmother's) but I'm always looking for the corned beef & cabbage recipe.

I'm sorry to hear that Kepler didn't turn out as you wanted it to (apparently -- or at least that is what I gather from your post and not wearing it to the shower!!)