We finally saw some signs of spring up in Northern Virginia. Over the weekend, we went over to HW and Li’s for a St. Patrick’s Day party. EF had a guinness, I had a harp.
For dinner, Li made a salad, some delicious soda bread, and a hearty Irish stew.
For dessert, we had pie, I want to say it was called grasshopper in the mud, and it was mintly, light, and excellent.
Besides getting the crew together, I really like when HW has people over because he serves punch. HW is a Virginian in many ways. He was raised in the Capital, he is rarely caught without the Richmond uniform on (dressed for dinner at the Tobacco Company), and he doesn’t throw a party without serving a bowl of punch. For St. P’s day, HW made Fighting Irish Punch. The base of Fighting Irish Punch is Jameson. There is a fair amount of apple juice too. What really makes the punch interesting is Benedictine and chamomile tea. HW made a good punch for New Years, but he really outdid himself with this one. Give it a try on Tuesday.
On a side note. If you have a boat, or a child in HW’s case (PS Li, don’t you owe HW a boat?), you’ll be interested in this coozie HW got that blew my mind:
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