My weekend was filled with Irish food. Yummm…not too good for my South Beach diet, but excellent for my enjoyment and comfort! 🙂 We started out the weekend with a suggestion from my 6 year old that we should visit “The Blarney Stone” Pub in Fredericksburg, a relatively new Irish restaurant that we hadn’t tried yet.
Blarney Stone Public House, Fredericksburg, VA
We found a cozy nook in the back, and surrounded by deep green walls and rich wood, we ate fish and chips and shepherd’s pie. Both wonderful.
A few doors down, we visited “Irish Eyes,” a delightful gift shop run by friendly people. Cadbury’s lovely Flake bars made their way into our purchases, and were quickly devoured as we remembered all the wonderful soft ice creams with flake bars stuck into the top that we had had in Ireland.
Irish Eyes Gift Shop, Fredericksburg, VA
The weekend concluded with my lovely husband cooking us some boxty, or Irish potato cakes, for supper last evening. We experimented with add-ins…some with turkey, some with grated cheese. Yummm….we added some steamed veggies as a side so I wouldn’t feel too terribly guilty about the extravagance of my splurge.
Himself going in for the flip of the boxty.
So, now it’s back to my low-carb ways, but I’m not sorry for the tasteful and comfort-filled weekend I had. In fact, I may do it again someday, after I’m good for awhile! 🙂
Hungry yet? Enjoy the food that the Lord has given you today; He is so good to us. Slainte, Lisa