What’s Going On In The Kitchen?

Last Thursday – St. Patrick’s Day – something odd happened.

I planned a light Irish dinner featuring Irish Soda Bread and Colcannon Soup.

I was all prepared, or so I thought. I had the dry ingredients in a bowl for the soda bread. All I had to do was to add the liquid ingredients. Faith and begorrah, the milk that was in the refrigerator earlier that morning had disappeared!

My husband offered to get more milk. While he was gone, I prepared the soup. I chopped the cabbage and peeled and chopped the potatoes. When I unbundled the leeks, another not-so-lucky surprise greeted me. One of the leeks was rotten. To compensate for the loss of a leek, I chopped a large onion that brought tears to my eyes.

I melted butter in a big pot and put in the vegetables to cook until slightly tender. I stepped into another room for no more than two minutes when my nose told me something was amiss. The veggies at the bottom of the pot were more than slightly tender. They were burning! I quickly dumped the top layer into another pot, picked out the charred ones, and put the burned pot into the sink.

When my husband returned with milk in hand, he asked, “What’s that I smell?”

My usually calm demeanor disappeared.

“Don’t ask!”

I finished the bread. I finished the soup.

My Irish eyes gazed at the kitchen mess. They were NOT smiling.

It suddenly dawned on me. The likes of those mischievous wee folk had paid me and my kitchen an unexpected St. Paddy’s Day visit!

The redeeming factor of my cooking calamity was my husband. He raved about my delicious dinner. But then again, he’s like Mikey – he’ll eat anything!  

Sláinte!

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2 Comments on “What’s Going On In The Kitchen?”

  1. evie robillard Says:

    Cathy–I’m glad it worked out all right! Cheers! evie (larkin) robillard

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