My ode to St Patrick's day was this yummy, warming recipe inspired by EPICURIOUS.com (my very favorite go-to for recipes).
Slowly simmered in the crockpot while I was in the city running errands, taking critters (sons, Shiloh & Seth) to the dentist, shopping for materials for a new handbag design that I'm working on, a visit to my esthetician, groceries...
Needless to say, it was so nice to come home to wonderful smells pouring from the kitchen saying that dinner was hot & ready.
It was only a matter of minutes before I mixed up my Irish soda bread & popped it in the oven (again, thanks to EPICURIOUS).
I don't often make soda bread, maybe three times now, & I ask myself why I haven't baked this sooner. Irish soda bread is one of the loveliest loaves, in my opinion.
Seriously, if I had to eat one kind of bread for the rest of my days I would choose, yup, you guessed it!
Top o' the evenin' to ya...
2 1/2 pounds stewing meet, browned
6-8 yellow potatoes peeled, chopped
1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled, chopped
5 cups water
2 tbsp. 'better than bullion' (beef) paste
1 small can of tomato paste
salt & pepper to taste