Mr. Cactus and I were lucky enough to be invited over to enjoy an authentic Irish dinner hosted by my good friend Pat and her husband Bert.
Pat is of Irish descent and has been to Ireland at least 9 or 10 times.
Pat and Bert's house was decorated with Shamrock's and St. Patrick's Day decor.
Pat worked very hard cooking all day to serve us the traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage meal. I did not know this: you cannot buy Corn Beef and Cabbage meal in Ireland. Pat said this is actually an American version of Irish food. I asked her what types of food are most traditional for Ireland and she said "Irish Stew" often made with lamb.
Ricci brought Irish Soda Bread made with currents and raisins.
Pat is an amazing quilter. This one was hanging in her kitchen.
I snuck into Pat's sewing room to see the latest hanging on her design wall. Notice how many ribbons she has received for her work. These are just a few from the many she has been awarded.
I love this quilt hanging in her guest bedroom. I liked the stitchery below because it looked St. Patrick's Dayish to me.
While we were visiting a neighbor brought over some new born kittens she was trying to find a home for.
These two little girls have taken such good care of the kittens for the last 10 weeks. In fact, at first sight Jan and Jerry adopted both of the kittens, and will be taking them home!
Jerry has been wanting a cat for some time, and Jan is now wondering if he set her up. (Would he do that?) She looked pretty happy after a few minutes of seeing how content the kittens were snuggled in their arms. They will be given a wonderful home with Jerry and Jan.