Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

If you're Irish, how are you going to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?  At our home, corn beef and cabbage are a hit.

I'd like to share with you my Grandma Carey's shortbread recipe.  It's been a tradition in my family since I was a little girl.

Grandma Carey's Shortbread Recipe

1 cup sugar
1 pound bntter
5 cups flour

Let butter get soft.  Add sugar work with your hands.  Gradually add flour, work with your hands.  Pat onto "oiled" cookie sheet.  Prick with fork.  Cook at 300 degrees until golden brown.  Score and sprinkle with sugar.

Here in the US, we have Saint Patrick Day Parades.  One will be held here in Seattle.  However, the largest will be held in New York City and this year, will honor our vetrans.

Stood For Freedom

by Roger Robicheau

We stood for freedom just like you
And loved the flag you cherish too

Our uniforms felt great to wear
You know the feel, and how you care

In step we marched, the cadence way
The same is true with you today

Oh how we tried to do our best
As you do now, from test to test

How young we were and proud to be
Defenders of true liberty

So many thoughts bind soldiers well
The facts may change, not how we jell

Each soldier past, and you now here
Do share what will not disappear

One thought now comes, straight from my heart
For soldiers home, who've done their part

I honored to have served with you
May Godly peace, help get you through

And now I end with a request
Do ponder this, while home at rest

America, respect our day
Each veteran, helped freedom stay
©2002 Roger J. Robicheau

So, in closing, enjoy this Riverdance and their version of the Irish tap.  Believe it or not, I used to be able to dance this in a more simplier way.  Cheers

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've never made shortbread but it looks easy enough!


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