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!