Tonight the Hubs and I went to Newberry’s Yards of Ale located on Main Street in Stroudsburg to meet up for Happy Hour with the Pocono’s Young Professionals Group. There was a nice show of people from engineers to financial advisors to teachers and nurses and everything in between!! It was nice to meet new people and mingle with others at this Irish pub inspired bar that offers a wide variety of micro brews and craft beers (many on the more hoppy end). Tonight I opted for a crisp glass or 2 of Pinot Grigio. Delish!
After mingling and talking to other fellow fur parents. (Yes, we showed pictures and videos of our fur babies and are planning on a doggy play date… Don’t judge!)
okay who am I kidding, judge away- ain’t nobody got time for that!
We decided to take a look at the menu and order some dinner.
I went with the grilled chicken salad with bacon, avocado, and gouda. The Hubs went with a BBQ chicken and bacon personalized pizza. Both were scrumptious!
We had a lot of fun. Too bad there wasn’t a ping pong table or we would have been there forever!
I love how Yards of Ale has an outside dinning space and an open airy feeling with the wall to ceiling sliding glass doors.
Good night and until next time
the tasti life
With much pleading from the Hubs I decided to put the computer down, stop online shopping, and go outside to enjoy this beautiful weather!!
We took our rescued fur babies to the park to stretch their legs and enjoy the wide open space!
They certainly were happy pups and enjoyed running, chasing, and swimming!
Here are some action shots: (more on the food scene tomorrow. I will be checking out a new pub in town!)
I hope this weather is here to stay!
the tasti life
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! It has ALWAYS been a tradition in my family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef & cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread, mashed potatoes, green beer, family, and music. It all started with my Irish grandparents, wearing green, sporting Irish sweaters and hats, and listening to traditional Irish music! The BEST part about St. Patrick’s Day is EVERYONE is IRISH and can partake in all the festivities! So my hubs and I decided to take on and carry out the tradition of having St. Patrick’s Day at our house! Let me tell you, it’s a lot of work, but definitely worth it!
I started cooking bright and early… 8:00 am!!! This meal takes ALL day to cook and the prep for it is also a process, but once its in the pot it simmers on low all day for a whopping 7 hours!
Recipe: One Pot meal- Corned Beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots:
- Corned Beef Brisket (I bought 2)
- Red skin potatoes
- One large onion
- Guinness (2 bottles)
- Using a big pot on the stove top
- Take out corned beef-place in bottom of the pot
- **make sure you use spice packet that comes with it.
- Add spice packet
- Add 2 bottles of Guinness or any other dark colored stout you might prefer
- Add water until corned beef is submerged.
- Bring to a boil
- Once boiling- cover and bring to a simmer- (about 50min per lb of corned beef)
- While corned beef is simmering- prep veggies.
- Wash and half potatoes (keep skin on)
- Wash and peel carrots and cut in thirds
- Wash cabbage and cut (however you prefer)
- The last 30min add potatoes and carrots.
- The last 15min add in cabbage.
Here are some pictures of the process… the hubs and the pups helped decorate and prep the house for company. We had such a great time spending the day with family and friends. We had some delicious homemade deserts brought over to enjoy like homemade Chocolate Guinness cupcakes… AMAZING! And homemade fudge… SO GOOD!!! My contribution to the desert table was funfetti cupcakes… LOL… FYI… I am NOT a BAKER! I decided to garnish mine with green dyed frosting and a green bunny peep (to make it look more homemade).
I wish I would have taken more pictures of all the yummy food and drinks, but I was too busy enjoying the moment! 🙂
I hope you all had a great weekend and joined in on the St. Paddy’s fun…(even if you aren’t Irish).