Monday, March 14, 2011


"May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart, each day your whole life through."

Since I am going out to dinner for corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, I decided to have my Irish dinner tonight. First on the menu was Irish bread.......yum!
I made "Irish Chicken with Noodles", served with a fresh green salad.

3 large whole chicken breasts, salt and pepper, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup butter or margarine, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced, 1 cup canned chicken broth, 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur. Skin and bone chicken. Place each breast between two sheets of wax paper. With flat side of wooden mallet, pound breast to an even 1/4 inch thickness. Sprinkle each breast with salt and pepper. Then dust both sides with some flour. Reserve 2 tbs. of flour for the sauce. In large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tbs. butter with 1 tbs. oil. Saute chicken breasts until golden brown, adding more butter and oil as needed. Remove to serving plate as they brown. When all breasts are browned, add mushrooms to skillet. Cook until just tender. Stir in 2 tbs. flour until well mixed. Gradually stir in chicken broth. Cook until sauce thickens. Stir in Irish cream liqueur and heat until sauce bubbles. Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary. Arrange chicken over noodles; spoon some sauce on top. Pass remaining sauce separately. Garnish with watercress, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
For dessert..... St. Patrick's Day cupcakes.

Hope you all have a great St. Patrick's Day!!


  1. Hi Mary,
    Thank you for sending your blog address home with Marshall. You have a beautiful page with wonderful recipes and photos~ So nice that you share and for you to hear from people all over the world! Are you on Facebook? I am and I post something there each day as a way to stay connected with family and friends. If you are on, send a request to me and we can keep in touch that way too!
    Happy St. Patricks Day~
    <3 Amy~

  2. Amy, nice to have you visit! Yes, I am on Facebook and will send you friend request. You and Marshall have a great St. Patrick's Day also!!

  3. Hi Mary!
    Hope you had a good dinner out. This dinner looks wonderful!
    Hope you are well,. Lily turned 10 yesterday!
    Happy Spring to you!

  4. Hi Kathleen! Yes, the dinner out was very good and I brought home enough for the next night! I wish I had browned the mushrooms in this recipe but since I don't eat them, I just put them on the top and wasn't thinking of their color for the photo! :( It is a good recipe!
    I can't believe that Lily is ten yrs. old!! Wow, where does the time go!? I don't feel 10 yrs. older! lol! Have a great spring too!

  5. Looks like you had a terrific St Patrick's! The chicken looks delicious! It all looks so good!