So yesterday I took the day off of work to rest and try to kick this nasty cold. As the day wore on I realized I was hungry, plus I needed to cook something up to bring for lunch today since it was my day for the Great Lunch Swap Project. I figured I’d try to make something festive for St. Patrick’s Day.
My dish called for Guinness, plus I am a big fan of Smithwick’s Irish Ale, so I stop by the liquor store. At the check out the man behind the counter asked me for my ID. This is somewhat amusing since the drinking age in Alberta is 18. And I am a few years past 18. The guy looks at my ID and says, “Wow! Congratulations! Keep up the good work!” That was a nice boost!
I needed a snack before cooking…so I had some Irish cheese:
I decided to make Dublin Coddle. It is a dish that contains potatoes, onions, bacon and sausage. I was even able to find some British style bacon, although back bacon (or Canadian bacon depending on where you are from) would work well as a substitute.
There aren’t a lot of veggie Irish side dishes, but I cooked up some cabbage. And I had a little bit of Guinness left over by the time the coddle was ready to eat.
It was tasty stuff!
Last week I wasn’t feeling great and I worked out and I just wound up feeling worse. So I’ve decided a few rest days are in order. I bailed on both swimming and spinning tonight and I probably won’t run tomorrow either. I need to kick this nasty stuff!
And as a complete and total aside, Saturday is a girls night out and there is a theme. We are supposed to dress up as cougars. Seriously…I have no idea what to dress in. So guys, any ideas for things to wear so I can look cougarrific?