FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day




Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!! Thanks to the very gracious Kathleen, at Cuisine Kathleen, for hosting this super fun party for all of us! Kathleen..these are for you!!!



For your enjoyment, please take the time to listen to this magnificent song IRISH ANGEL performed by Jonny Lang. Two of my sisters heard this rendition and passed it on to me. It is now a favorite, next to Danny Boy! The lyrics can be found here.. IRISH ANGEL



I had every intention to start off the day with the PERFECT Irish breakfast..had my bowl and spoon ready…

Then, Carol (There's Always Thyme) and Marsha (Marsha's Kitchen) stole my Lucky Charms! What to do next???? I suppose the only thing I had left to enjoy breakfast with was….



As usual I concentrated on desserts!! My first one is a chocolate cake, cut into small rounds, sandwiched in between a fluffy marshmallow filling, drizzled with ganache and topped off with a chocolate transfer fitting for the day! This was the first time I tried the chocolate transfer sheets and happy to say they are very easy to work with. I purchased mine at Fancy Flours, but you can get them at a multitude of sites on the Internet.






My other dessert is called Grasshopper Dessert Squares! It is a Betty Crocker recipe and is absolutely delicious if I do say so myself. Kept in the freezer, it has just a faint flavor of the crème of de menthe. Garnished with chopped Andes mints, adds another mint flavor!


My shamrock dishes I have used today are “Foley” of course!!


My favorite T-shirt for St. Paddy’s Day…


Thank you for visiting and sorry I was so late…




May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

18 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Wow! Some amazing desserts! The grasshopper looked especially delicious!! I have never heard of chocolate transfers...what a good idea. I'm also watching Dancing with the Stars! Can you believe it was Belinda who got voted off??? I figured it would be the Apple computer guy! Hope you are having a good week!...Debbie

Jayne said...

Barb, you make the best desserts! They both look so good! Love your dishes! Great post.

Marsha said...

Okay, Kathleen may have the title of the bargain queen but you my dear are the dessert queen! Wow, the chocolate cake rounds are beautiful. I need to go look at their site again to see those transfers. The mint one sounds so refreshing too right out of the freezer.

Happy St Patrick's Day to you my Irish friend! Thank you for sharing that beautiful song.

I hope I'm not looking under the table for you tomorrow :) Cute shirt!

Dishesdone said...

Definitely right, Marsha, Barb is Queen of the Desserts! Those chocolate cakes with the transfers, AWESOME! and the grasshopper looks so good! great post, Barb! and I'm also partial to snowballs :)

Love the Foley's!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Wow, more desserts for me to try! I made your Irish mist brownies for our celebration today, and they are fabulous!

Thank you for sharing that beautiful song, love the Foley plates :-)

Kathleen said...

Barb, thanks for coming to the party!
Those desserts look just wonderful..and I love the look of those transfers..we will have to talk!
Beautiful song, I have never heard it..
Happy St. Pat's!

Kathleen said...

Forgot to say Foley dishes, how cute, and they are!!

Cynthia said...

Barb, very touching song .....

I love the shamrock transfers ... they really dress up your little cakes ... I LOVE ganache. They look wonderful.

OMG ... the grasshopper dessert square looks and sounds fabulous. Andes mints are fabulous.

Your shamrock dishes are so sweet AND Foley ??? Is that the manufacturer? How on earth did you find those?

Great post, Barb!

Suzy said...

Barb you do some amazing desserts! I love everything you choose to make. Your transfers came out spectacular. So professional. Did you ever have a career in desserts? The grasshopper dish looks wonderful too. I know it must taste refreshing. Cute T-Shirt!! Great post my friend :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Barb, these are just amazing! How do you make these precious desserts? All of the food is just wonderful!

Happy St. Patrick's Day...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your desserts look wonderful, love the transfers and I've never seen them before this, I am going to try the Grasshopper dessert since I actually have some Andes mints...
Thanks for visiting with me...

Foley said...

Thank you all for visiting on St. Patrick's Day!

Cynthia - Foley china has been manufatured by a number of companies since the 18E. Brain & Co. LTD , Shelley, Royal Doulton etc. I found my pieces on Ebay!!!

Mama said...

Hello Barb, Hope you had a wonderful St Patrick's day. I did come by yesterday but must have been jet-lagged as I thought I had left you a comment about drinking you under the table haha. I love your St Patrick's post, the cup n saucer is adorable. hugs, Kathy.

Mama said...

oh and the food looks so delicious :-), Kathy.

xinex said...

OMG, those desserts are mouth watering! Everything is so pretty!...Christine

Kathleen Ellis said...

Now THAT's my kind of breakfast....DESSERT!!! What a way to start the day! They all look delish!
Happy Spring!
;-D

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Hey, better late than never I always say! Now that's my kind of Irish breakfast!

Martha said...

You fix my kind of Irish meal!!!! Thanks for stopping by. LOVE the T Shirt!