I took Friday afternoon off of work to get everything ready. By 2:30 the food was all prepped, the table set, and so I lay down for a much needed nap.
Once our guests arrived for our annual St. Patrick's Day dinner we started off we started off with drinks and appetizers in the family room. Paul and I had a pear martini. For the apps we had mini double stuffed potatoes and Irish Blue Cheese Shortbread coins.
After nibbling, sipping, chatting, and lots of laughing we moved into the dining room for the main course.
Glazed corned beef, roasted carrots with honey and pistachios, colcannon.
After dinner it was back into the family room for dessert - an Irish Apple Tart with shortbread crust and crumble.
All in all a perfect evening - great food, drink, and company.