Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring? Some day ...

The ice is out!
Finally I sense spring is coming to the Muskoka River. The ice has finally disappeared – it's the first time we've seen running winter since December. Yes, the snowbanks are still piled high but I have faith they will eventually disappear.
Maybe even in time for next year's freeze-up.

We're having a St. Patrick's Day pot luck at work today and folks could bring anything they wanted with one caveat: it had to be green.
This is my potato salad. Mmm, mmm, good!
(I know. It looks like something the dog barfed up. I'm wondering how much I'll be bringing home tonight...)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Oh, and here's the pix of our pot luck stuff, as per Harry. We've got Irish Stew, homemade Irish soda bread, spinach salad, Caesar salad, green broccoli and chicken salad, my disgusting potato salad, spinach dip, green grapes, Irish cheese and my friend Jason's incredible Pineapple Fluff (sadly hidden by the red lid). It was all yummy and Deb, you missed out on a fine Irish feast!
By the way, this joke is courtesy of my friend Sarah who is as Irish as Irish comes.. she even painted her nails green for today. She recommends saying "Whale Oil Beef Hooked" with an Irish accent.
That's how you'll feel after eating my potato salad.


  1. Is there going to be alot of drinking before the food is served? Sure looks like here might have been before you whipped up that tater salad ;)Be sure to get pictures of all the other green goodies.

    Yay Spring!

  2. I think I'll pass on the green food, but it's a fun idea. I will raise a pint of Guinness to you though.


  3. That looks so appetizing that I just might drive over to your office for lunch! (not)

  4. So - did you have any green potato salad left?
    What a fun idea to get everyone together!

  5. You raised my hunger with your green food, Cathy. Hm, except for the potato green weird-looking thing, I must admit. lol :P

    Was it any good?

    Happy Saint Patrick Day to you too!

  6. You know what? The potato salad was good. Honest to god, it was good. But I did wind up bringing a lot home so the family will be tucking into the green stuff at least until it turns a fuzzy and natural shade.

  7. Ummm...the soda bread isn't green. Then again, that's probably a good thing. And tell Dave to quit making a face like that, it may stay that way!

  8. Alan -HAR! I laughed out loud at your comment!

  9. I'll take your word on the potato salad :D Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  10. "Whale Oil Beef Hooked" Hahaha! That's a pretty good looking spread Cathy. I'd try your green tater salad!

  11. I did NOT think that the green concoction with the eggs was an EDIBLE thing. I'd totally pass!!!


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