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St Patty’s Recipes

12 Mar

I thought I had better give you guys a few recipes before the BIG day.

So glad I married into an Irish family.  It is quite the fun holiday.

Some delicious Irish Soda Bread:

I have never tried making Irish soda bread so this will be a new recipe for me.

Also some Irish Cream.  I tried making this last year and it was quite the hit and tastes amazing with some coffee.  To make the Irish Cream you will have to make some homemade chocolate syrup and after tasting the stuff you will never eat Hersey’s syrup again.  It is just that delicious.

Here is a link to our St Patty’s Day adventures last year:


Start planning now for delicious meals, lots of green and much, much more.  What are your favorite St Patty’s Day traditions?

Pond Hockey

12 Mar

here is my team

In the month of February I went back to my hometown of Eagle River for the  2012 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships.

My team was made up of girls I played hockey with since we were little.

I played in this tournament last year and we won our division.

This year we had to go up a level and therefore got creamed.  It was definitely a different experience but tons of fun and a mini reunion.

This year it was 35 below zero.  I don’t know if I have ever felt that cold before.  The winds whipping across the lake and us with our hockey gloves and helmets.  It was freezing.  For one of the games I made my helmet at big as it would go so I could put a winter hat underneath.  I also wore snow gloves instead of hockey gloves because I couldn’t feel my hands.

Who knows what kind of weather and competition will greet us next year.

Lots of time is spent trying to get the puck out of snowbanks.

Thanks Abbey (red helmet) for organizing our team!