103. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!



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Happy, Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

For the whole day, just Irish sway!

We hope you laugh, and dance, and sing,

While thankin’ God for everything!


Nannie and I …some tunes we’ll sing,

Bein’ so glad for everything

That Irish fun does bring to all,

No matter whether tall or small


A special dish we’ll share today!

‘Tis Potato Soup*… glad to say!

The recipe we’ll use to make

This dee-lish soup is yours to take…

Nannie will tell you where to see

How to make it and what needs be!


This special day should have a feast,

Or a special treat, at the least!

No matter what, and come what may,

Let’s celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!

St. Patrick would have much fun, too,

If he were here with me and you!

I am so glad we talked today,

God bless you is what I do say!



Note from Nannie!

 This recipe is here for you to enjoy, courtesy of Mairéad at irishamericanmom.com…

Traditional Irish Potato Soup


1 Large onion (peeled and chopped)

3 medium potatoes

2 oz. butter

1/2 pint chicken stock

4 fl. oz. cream

salt and pepper to taste                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Peel and dice the onion and potatoes.  Melt the butter in a large saucepan.  Add the onion and cook for one minute coating completely in butter.  Add the potatoes and toss well with the onion and melted butter.  Cover the saucepan and mildly cook the vegetables, shaking the pot every few minutes to prevent sticking.  Pour in the stock and simmer the soup for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.  Turn off the heat and allow to cool.  Puree the soup using a hand held blender or in batches in a blender.  Add the cream and mix well together.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Reheat to serve, and garnish with a swirl of cream and parsley.”

Please take special note that this post completes one full year  of story-rhymes and fun information for anyone and everyone who loves all things Irish!  I think of it as an online treasury of Irishness…like a reference book on the shelf that you can count on for some Irish fun for the whole Family!  I always think reading aloud brings some special fun and rhythm to rhymes, but whether you read aloud or quietly,  I hope you have lots of good fun reading (with someone, for someone, or all by yourself!) about Finney and his adventures, and also learning, at least a wee bit, some Irish facts and info that you might not have known.  Please stop by often. Finney will be waitin’!

God bless you and thank you for visiting Finney and Me!


*Portrait of Finney done by a young, earnest  talent!

6 thoughts on “103. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

    1. Why, thank you, S! Hope it tastes good!
      I know you’ll make it like you should.
      With butter, chicken soup, and cream…
      Potatties mmm…’tis like a dream!
      A fine grand cook is Friend Mairead!
      This dee-lish dish is one she’s made!
      I hope that I can taste it, too.
      Me Mum can make it…just like you!
      I am so glad you wrote today.
      God bless you is what I do say!

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    1. Oh, Yes, dear S…a talent true!
      I think it comes from me and you! 😉
      Such careful work, by him, was done.
      This portrait was a special one!
      My Finney thought he looked so grand…
      No finer picture in Ireland!
      God bless us all and let us pray,
      That we’ll thank God for all, this day!

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    1. To my Irish American Mom Friend…From your Friend Finney!

      Ohhh…yummm! That soup was so dee-lish!
      That it could only be Irish!
      Thank you, Mairead*, you’ve been so kind,
      To share this dish…you didn’t mind,
      The rest of us to make and eat,
      This fine dee-lish potattie treat!
      I, Finney, love your pictures, too,
      I’m glad that mine were liked by you!
      I hope you’ve had a fine, grand day;
      God bless you is what I do say!


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