I planned on posting a photo of my mom for St. Patrick's day, but had been having difficulty with our scanner.
Thanks to our wonderful, patient and brilliant techie Oliver, things are up and running once more!
Lilly's Irish Soda Bread recipe was posted here for St. Patrick's Day. She was born in Ireland in a small village called Killmactrany in County Sligo - FHFB and I will be visiting there this summer.
We'll be meeting up with cousins that I haven't seen in years - even some that I've never met! My cousins Angela and Caroline, living in Dublin and Boyle respectively, have been emailing me and I can't wait to see them!
Mom was the ultimate entertainer, and my love of cooking and entertaining definitely came from her. In the 70's she had these fantastic fondue parties in our 'rec' room. My dad would set up this long wooden table and Mom would set up about 6 different fondue pots down the center of the table. Friends and family would gather for hours of eating, drinking wine and laughing - those were fantastic parties.
Lilly loved a party and would always bring along something to help the hostess - some of her famous potato pancakes or one of her many casseroles. She knew I didn't like onions and would always try to sneak them into her dishes, thinking that I wouldn't notice - but I always did!
I'm not sure where this photo was taken, but don't you just love that little frill on the top of her white glove? I think she's holding the second glove in her left hand. Maybe she's not even wearing gloves, but I can't think of what else could be around he wrist.
And that waist - I don't know if I ever had a waist like that!
I'm sure that I'll be posting lots of photos now that our scanner is working!!