Good Monday morning! This is my vibe right now, my friends. Just dragging a bit this morning and wanting to stay snuggled up with Mocha a little bit longer. Flynn came down with a cold, and it slowly progressed over the weekend in the textbook way colds seem to do. She has had everything from a sore throat to a stuffy nose and the general yucky feeling to the relentless cough. She and I spent Saturday and Sunday on the couch, finally finishing The Walking Dead with bits and pieces of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner in between. Everything else can wait. For now, we rest, drink soup from mugs, and watch movies we have seen many times before. Fortunately, Flynn felt well enough for our Friday night's traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner.
I made the best Irish Beef Stew and again discussed why we only have it once a year. Madison brought the most delicious Irish Soda Bread, and Peyton did it again with an amazingly perfect Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Cake. I will link these recipes below and strongly urge you to try them!
Today the green and gold are packed away, and soon the bunnies and eggs will appear. Tonight I am making homemade chicken tenders with sweet potatoes and green beans and then I plan on watching The Bachelor to see if Zach can get closer to deciding which of the remaining women he will choose to spend the rest of his life with. Because Reality TV is the perfect place to do that.
Well, I hope you have a cozy Monday. Thanks for visiting. I am always glad you do!
Irish Beef Stew
Irish Cream Chocolate Cake
I hope Flynn is better soon...you spent the weekend doing exactly the right thing - R&R with soup and favorite movies is the perfect remedy. Friday's celebration sounds like such fun - yay for that time together! Sending wishes for a good week...as always, look forward to catching up Friday :)ReplyDelete
You did Paddy’s Day well by the sound of it. That stew needs to make the menu other times too.ReplyDelete
I hope Flynn is feeling better. Your St. Patrick's Day dinner looks delicious! Enjoy your first day of Spring!!ReplyDelete
I sure hope Flynn feels better soon! I know you'll take good care of her. Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
Your St. Patrick's Day table is stunning!!! Everything is perfect. I don't know how you managed all of this while you were sick! And the food looks so delicious! I am going to try the stew, but edit it for a regular dutch oven. I can't wait to see what you do for Easter! I see you already have a sweet nest on your sidebar.ReplyDelete
Dearest Billie Jo,ReplyDelete
Looks like you all enjoyed the Saint Patrick's dinner!
The sun is shining here. Happy Spring!ReplyDelete
I hope Flynn is feeling better.
Your St Paddy's day meal looks so good. I don't do much for it, but I think I need to start!
Poor Flynn. I hope she is feeling better. Your St. Patrick's Day celebration looks lovely and that cake looks divine!ReplyDelete
I hope you have a good 1st day of Spring!
Poor Flynn, I am working on a clod also, grandkids give lovely gifts!ReplyDelete
St. Patrick's day meal looks delicious. I looked at the recipe. Not sure how to do it my instant pot. I hope Flynn and you feel better. My daughter is almost over her cold. She took a siesta 😴 💤ReplyDelete
this afternoon. She got up when I got home from work. We were busy lunch time. I'm going to make some brownies this afternoon or bar cookies as it's quicker to make and bake. Happy week my friend and God bless you all. Even the adorable little 🐕 you have. ~ Becky
Hope everyone feels better! Soup in a mug is a must-have for a cold. That cake looks and sounds like it would be so good. Hope you have a good week.ReplyDelete
The stew looks so yummy! I wonder if I can convince my family to break the corned beef tradition next year? Hope you all are feeling better after another day of rest.ReplyDelete
I love all the pops of green! I hope Flynn is beginning to feel better today. Happy first day of spring even though it still feels like winter here.ReplyDelete
Everything looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipes. I hope that Flynn is feeling better soon. We got rain, hail and snow for the first day of spring. This winter keeps hanging on, but I still have hope for spring! Have a great week. See you again soon!ReplyDelete
Your table setting is so pretty and that cake! I wanted to lick the screen!ReplyDelete
Looks like it was a very fun St Paddy's and both of those recipes sound AMAZING! Thanks for sharing and I definitely may need to make that stew next year. ;) I hope Flynn feels better. 🤗 And I love the vibe of your blog backdrop right now too. So pretty. xoReplyDelete
The chocolate cake looks absolutely delicious. I'm feeling very much like Flynn at the moment, so I hope she feels better soon. XReplyDelete
Happy St Patricks Day! Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Cake sounds DIVINE, I love a bit of Baileys. I'm Irish and we never celebrate St Patricks Day as much as you guys in the US do! I might wear a green top but that's about it ! Next year I will make the Baileys cake I think!ReplyDelete
I love the table setting and how festive everything looks! What a fun mom you are :)ReplyDelete
Today is my day to watch The Bachelor, because I have to watch on Hulu the next day, so I'm looking forward to that!
I hope Flynn feels better by now :)
Hope your girl is feeling better! All your food looks so delicious and now I am SOOOO Hungry! Love your new blog look! Have a great week.ReplyDelete
That cake looks delicious and so does the stew! Thanks for sharing the recipes. I hope Flynn is feeling betterReplyDelete
That cake makes me wish I celebrated St. Patrick's Day:) Looks like a fun evening. I hope that you avoid the cold germs...and that everyone is feeling 100 percent now! Hope your week ahead is a peace-filled one!ReplyDelete
aahh, poor Flynn. I'm sorry she was sick. Those nasty colds are awful, and the coughs seem to last a long time. Your St. Patrick's Day table setting is lovely, and Irish Stew and Soda Bread! Sounds delicious! Oh my, Peyton's Irish Cream Chocolate cake looks amazing! That table cloth is perfect for this holiday, and the candle and festive touches add a special touch.ReplyDelete
Good Morning Mocha. Hugs from Sheri. : )
I might be in your spam folder. Not sure what's going on with Blogger these days. Food looked wonderful and here's to Flynn getting all the way better.ReplyDelete