So my 13 year old son, Erin asked me the proverbial question..."Mom, if we are really Irish--why don't we eat Irish food?" Not to be blindsided by his comment, I quickly retorted, "Because you probably wouldn't like it."
Now, that wasn't fair, after all, I do enjoy black and white pudding, hare, lamb and pigs head--just don't tell me what they are until I am finished eating!
So, today of all today--on his feast day-Erin's middle name is Patrick, I am making traditional Irish fare. Truth be known, we do enjoy soda bread quite often--and some mornings a bit of streaky rashers, beans, eggs, pratie farls, and lemon curd--it's just that I am not often fond of the other traditional fare.
Tonight's menu is:
Lamb stew and colcannon
Sultana and seed soda bread
Glazed Irish Tea cake