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Happy St. Patricks Day

Wear green, don't get pinched and drink and eat lots of "green" things. What am I going to be doing today? I'll begin my morning with an Irish Cream.

Ingredients:

1/2 cups whipping cream or coffee cream
1/4 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1/2 tablespoons chocolate-flavored syrup
1/2 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
Mix all together.

In the early afternoon, I'll start making Corned Beef and Cabbage using a Round instead of Brisket and using this recipe from Martha Stewart. (Starting from #3.... I'm NOT brining my own piece of meat!) Bake a loaf of Irish Soda Bread using this easy recipe from All Recipes,

and an Angel Food Cake colored with green food coloring for dessert. Then, like you, I'll gather with my family to eat, have conversation and be thankful.

If you've ever wondered what the history of St. Patricks Day is, check out this website.

I've been busy with a few new projects. One is taking photographs for the entire year. Check out Capturing Light and Life here. It's my motto this year, along with Gratitude my word of the year, "Use it or Lose It". I'm going through all my "stuff" and weeding out those things that are no longer serving a purpose in my life. While cleaning out my closet, I found a big bag of fabric remnants, leftovers from all my years of making tiny quilts and tiny dog bandanas for Rico. So, with an 8" square template, I'm making tons of squares and plan to make a couple of lap size quilts. I'll be posting pictures really soon of my progress.

We are also getting really close to baby time with Melody, just 68 days left! And Beckie will follow around the first week of August. Then September 26th, Wes and Kristen will be renewing their wedding vows with a big wedding at the Kaleidoscope Inn in Nipomo, CA. This, all on the heels of Tiffany and Chris getting married this past January. Wild times around here! I'm looking forward to some vacation!

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