Saturday, March 6, 2010

OK, I'm not in Ireland...yet..

..but I do intend to go someday..I do.

And in the meantime, I can dream, plan, study, find beautiful photos, learn about my Irish roots...

..and learn to eat the food.

Yes, we all know about corned beef and cabbage..and Guinness..

So today Mr. B and I went to a place called MacCool's Public House and at first I was going to have the ordinary salad..or maybe a burger made Irish by way of Irish cheddar..

And then I saw it...homemade Gravlox and Potato Pancake...complete with a dollop of sour cream..and since I had never had Gravlox & Potato Pancake...

It was yummy!

Mr. B had a Corned Beef Reuben with grilled onions instead of sauerkraut and he said is was really good, too.

And the Guinness was actually Diet Coke for him and iced water with lemon for me, but we were as happy as if we'd had a pint..

It was a beautiful day after yesterday's 6 inches of fresh I know good and spring and maybe even Ireland is not far away..

One can dream..

Sweet dreams, my friends..



Vicki said...

Oh Colleen, that sounds like so much fun! Never heard of the place..but the food looks real good. I hope you get your dream of walking in Ireland someday...I love to hear the Irish and Scots talk. Wouldn't it be fun to see either or both...I have a feeling someday that will be one of your posts...that you're on your way. I just know it!!
I've had grand kids for the weekend so haven't been on here much. Tomorrow I'll have a winner for the first giveaway and start on the second one. Stay tuned, them and the story get better...

Take care (o:

Lucy said...

Mmmmmm.....corned beef and cabbage. I salivate just thinking about it.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

What a fun day! I'm not sure what gravlox is/are but will google it shortly :)

I think Ireland would be a fun place to visit, love the pubs!

Anonymous said...

Ooohhh, that corned beef looks gorgeous! I always think Guinness looks lovely but I have to say it tastes yeuchi (to me anyway)
Now I'm hungry. I hope to see you in Ireland some day Colleen. You just never know! Love Pam

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I love all the cottages in Ireland, they look so lovely and the rolling hills. I must be Irish, I love potatoes. Your dream sounds like a good one, so keep dreaming until it comes true and you step off the plane.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Pat

Kimme@Irish Cottage Dreams said...

If I ever do buy my dream cottage in Ireland, I promise you will be the first person I invite to stay. :)

Love the photos.... the food looks wonderful!!


Vee said...

Brave couple you are! I so rarely try something "new" yet that is how I've learned to enjoy many new things. Wonder why I am so unwilling? Hmmm, let's not ponder that.

(Those pictures of Ireland make me wish that I were more Irish. I've got a dollop of Irish blood. Now my grandmother is a quarter Irish and had an Irish maiden name, though she doesn't wax poetic on the subject the way you do.)

Six inches of new snow? My sincere condolences. Can we call it "poor man's fertilizer" this early?

Anonymous said...

Colleen -

You must go to Ireland at least once! My ancestors are all from Ireland. My Great Gram was from County Cork. Guinness is good, Paddy's whiskey is better (You can't get it in the US) Do you know only Irish Americans eat corned beef with cabbage? The Irish eat ham and cabbage! Corned beef is too expensive over there.

- Deborah

Just Breathe said...

That will be wonderful when you can go. I have always thought that it's so green and beautiful. Lunch sounds awesome. I love a Reuben w/the sauerkraut! How was yours? Did you love it :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love to try different foods...what is the pancake made out of? it looks pretty yummy, I gotta say...Your Ireland photos are so beautiful!

Breezy said...

The food looks deeee-lish!!! I guess I will have to try that place:)

Heather said...

what a cool place to visit! both meals looked delicious!

Julie said...

Re: corned beef. I'm afraid ham is the only pink meat I can eat.