Thursday, March 12, 2009

A St. Patrick's Day Toast

Our dear busy friend Gollum is hosting Foodie Friday and an early St. Patrick's Day celebration. This week I have been busy myself helping a friend pack, move, and sell the contents of her home. It's been a week filled with aching muscles, long days, much laughter, and a few tears. We remembered our children growing up together...cheerleading camps, family vacations, tailgating at football games. Each item we picked up had a history and a memory attached to it. Funny, when we were young, we thought we would raise our kids and then all grow old together on beaches and golf courses in Florida. But life has a way of happening when you're not looking. So, my dear friend is moving and I will miss her. I am reminded to cherish the friendship of the women in my life. I am teaching my daughter to nurture and treasure those friendships in her life as well. So this is a recipe from that friend and a toast to friendship!

Linda's Irish Cream Liqueur
1 and 3/4 cups Irish whiskey
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 eggs
2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Combine all ingredients and mix in blender. Stir or shake before serving and serve in coffee or over ice. This will keep refrigerated for up to one month. It makes a great hostess or Christmas gift in a decorative bottle and makes about five cups! Click on the Foodie Friday button for more of the celebration. Cheers!


  1. What a great contribution and a great story -- thanks for sharing both!

  2. Loved reading your story, and I would love one of your drinks! Cheers! And blessings to you and to your friend who shared her recipe.

    Happy FF and St Pat's!


    Sheila :-)

  3. I loved your post. I have a friend or two like that and memories are great to have and cherish especially when friends move away. The Irish Creme looks wonderful.

  4. Moving away from friends is so difficult. At least we have the internet now, and long distance had gotten a whole lot cheaper, and in your hearts you'll always be close. Isn't it so nice to have this recipe to cherish from someone you love? Nancy

  5. Thanks for sharing this yummy item today! Happy Friday!

  6. Great post today...thanks for sharing and here's a toast to friendship...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Lifelong friends are the best. It's always sad when they move away, but I've discovered that real friendships survive even the miles. I know you will stay in touch. Thanks for the recipe, it's a great one. Hugs, Marty

  8. The drink sounds wonderful.

  9. sounds delicious! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

  10. I feel for you girlfriend! It's hard to say goodbye! Thank you for reminding us how important our girlfriends are! The recipe sounds delicious! God Bless! Lauralu :)

  11. That sounds so refreshing! Pass me one, please. Linda

  12. A toast to friendship, my best girlfriend lives 80+ miles away. We once were inseparable but lives have a way of getting in the way - but thank heavens for cell phones! ~ Robyn