The diners at Max's Grill send holy day greetings to our friends at Bodholt's by way of this Irish Blessing on this wonderful St. Patrick's Day:
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
I tested Martha's soda bread mere minutes ago, still warm from the oven and find it to be Grade A as usual.
The corned beef (not a traditional dish in Ireland but a product of the Irish immigrants of old New York City) is simmering in the big pot. I bought 30 pounds of it this year and distributed it among the relatives...extremely lean, First Cut.
An Irishman, by the name of Danny O'Malley proposed to his girl on St. Patrick's Day. Little did she know, Danny gave her a ring with a big, sparkling synthetic diamond. The excited young lass showed it to her father, who happened to be a jeweler.
He took one look at it and saw it wasn't real, "What kind of shenanigans is that Danny O'Malley pullin'?"
Upon learning the ring wasn't real, the young lass returned to her future husband and protested vehemently about his cheapness.
"It was in honor of St. Patrick's Day," he smiled. "I gave you a sham rock."