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Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
Well, I was getting salmon for tomorrow's dinner at the store, and thinking about something else, and instead of 3/4 lb. of salmon, ended up with 2 1/4 lbs. So, is anyone interested in St. Patrick's Day dinner tomorrow night? As I take my Irish heritage seriously, the menu will be as follows:

Poached salmon with onions
Colcannon (I even scouted out some real leeks, which of course the first store I shopped at doesn't have)
Real Irish soda bread (as opposed to the kind you usually get served in America on St. Patrick's Day, which I have on good authority is "fruitcake")
And perhaps a dessert or something, I haven't decided.

(Be assured, I did get some corned beef on sale and stuck it in the freezer for later consumption. I do enjoy corned beef; it's just more Irish-American, and I love an excuse to make salmon and colcannon. Plus, you know, colcannon is kind of redundant if you're cooking potatoes and cabbage with the corned beef.)

I'm serious, anyone in the area (I'm in the North Dallas area, Richardson to be precise) who is interested in coming? We don't bite (ask Lady Jane), and I'm a decent cook (ask Olivetta). If you are, we can arrange a time or whatever...
Posted by Teshi (Member # 5024) on :
Oh, gosh. Sounds delicious. I wish I was in the area, I would so come!
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
Is this the Salmon of wisdom? I love magical salmon of wisdom, but everytime I cook it some hero walks up an sticks his finger on a breaking blister to stop the juices from leaking out and that means he ends up eating the whole thing....(thats about it for my knowledge of Irish Mythology)
Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
Ah, you're into Fionn MacUimhail, huh? I enjoy Cuchullain, myself.

And no, it's just Atlantic salmon. I think it's from Canada, actually.
Posted by Irish Snake (Member # 6336) on :
oh sure, celebrate the feast day of the guy who made my kind homeless. [Wall Bash]
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
Finegas, actually.....
Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
[Roll Eyes] So, I guess no one is into salmon and colcannon, then, huh?

I guess I can freeze part of the salmon.

[ March 16, 2005, 11:17 PM: Message edited by: ketchupqueen ]
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
Just save the wise part of it.
Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
Some day when I'm rich, I'll fly out to have dinner with you [Smile]
Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
If you ever fly out to have dinner with me, I will cook you all my specialties. In fact, we will have theme dinners. Lithuanian food and Italian food and Irish food and my famous sourdough with garlic olive oil, onion soup, salt-crusted steak with garlic, ceasar salad, and potato dinner... And whatever you want for dessert.

In return, you may draw on my pants. [Big Grin]
Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
(Of course, you will then need to borrow them because yours will no longer fit you.)

(I feed people when they come to my house. It's a family tradition. That's what we do. That's how I caught my husband. [Big Grin] )
Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
You all missed out big-time. My mother- and brother-in-law came over and were amazed by the food. So [Razz]

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