|I'm highlighting my "Irish Countryside Wallpapers" folder from My Docs...|
How gorgeous is this?!
|Sigh... I think I dream about Ireland because we only see this kind of green|
here in Texas when the hay fields have just sprouted...
corn never gets this green. It's pretty but hay/alfalfa is closer...
Have you figured it out yet? I am distracting you with gorgeous Irish countryside pics because I'm not giving you a recipe today. Sorry.
|Are you over it yet? You'll get plenty of recipes next week... Enjoy Ireland.|
BUT... I did have a reason for posting today, though. I wanted to let you know that on Sunday or Monday, I'll have a super fun post for you all about the exciting foods and drinks I get to consume on our mini-getaway to Gruene, Texas.
It's German. It's pronounced Green. And, I think it's a perfectly fitting place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! If you've never been, Gruene is an adorable
I've been going to Gruene with my family for little "day trips" since I was in high school (going on 14 years now), and it just never gets old. There are so many cute shops, eateries (including The Grist Mill), and wine tasting places-not to mention an historic dance hall and beautiful hill country views-that you can keep returning without every getting bored.
|Weekend trip to Gruene in August 2011 for a Bachelorette Party|
This was taken at The Grist Mill
|Us in front of Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas |
(that's southern talk for, "No AC even in the summer")
And, now back to the reason you are reading this... as I mentioned above, I am going to document my weekend in Gruene with the hubby and our friends (Troy and Susan) as I eat and drink my way through the Hill Country this weekend!
On the Agenda This Weekend
- Hopefully we stop at the famed Austin BBQ place, The Salt Lick, for dinner tonight
- Sherwood Forest Faire on Saturday (this is where I hope to get my first green beer)
- I'm sure an excellent dinner at one of Gruene's great eateries after the faire
- Roger Creager (pronounced CrAger) concert at Gruene Hall Saturday night
- And I'm sure we'll plan something fabulous on our way back to DFW on Sunday
So, I hope I've provided you with a nice little break today, and I hope you come back Monday to see how much weight I put on over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Just kidding. I'll be dancing the calories away, but I promise to have some fun stories for you next week! Have a safe and fun St. Patrick's Day!