Monday, March 19, 2007

Black & Tans

Black & Tans
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk.
No, not knitting. Beer! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I made these black & tans myself! Harps on the bottom and Guiness on top. The one on the left has more color separation. We had lots of theories as to how to make the beers stay separate, and I had chilled glasses, chilled beer, etc. First I poured the Harps, first into the one on the left, then the other. Then I started pouring the Guiness into the one on the left, onto a spoon held against the side of the glass, and then did the same for the one on the right. The one on the left had a bit of foam at the top from the Harps; the one on the right's foam had subsided by the time I got to it, and the Guiness sunk a little as it fell. So pour the Guiness in right away and don't be afraid of a little foam!

We had corned beef and cabbage with red and yukon gold potatoes, carrots, and parsnips. One friend brought over a wonderful salad of mixed greens, blue cheese, nuts, and freshly chopped pear, and another friend brought homemade apple crisp, which we baked during dinner. A wonderful night for everyone!

Hope you had a happy day.


Grace said...

very impressive! you can add bartending to your long list of fun talents.

I spent my St Patty's Day playing a concert. The soloist played "Danny Boy" as the encore.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

If I did that it would really impress my DH. Sounds like you had a great time. Only the DH & I this year for St. Patty's Day, but I still cooked my traditional corned beef, onions, cabbage, carrot & potatoes in Beer.
In fact, we're having the left-overs for dinner tonight. M-m-m-m good!

Happy knitting!

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