Today’s Recipe and Location: Irish Coffee
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog
Irish Coffee came to the United States in 1952. The original recipe was created between 1939 and 1945. According to history, the Irish used to add some Irish whiskey to their tea, but tried something new and daring and added it to coffee because Americans love, love, love their coffee. When I worked on the Capt. Anderson Dinner Boat, many customers enjoyed an Irish Coffee after dinner.
Unfortunately, I don’t like whiskey or coffee, so this is a big no for this Midwestern girl.
Gabbin’ About Gratitude
During the school year, one of the things I am extremely thankful for are weekends. I love my job and teaching, but it can be stressful, so the weekends are a time to rejuvenate and catch my breath. Thank God for weekends.
Games were really important to our neighborhood. There were a lot of kids around and games kept us busy for hours (which our parents loved!). One of the games we played a lot was Blackhawk. I remember that we always played it in Stopka’s side yard. They had the perfect yard for this game. I really don’t remember the rules or anything, but I think it is like a version of tag, where teams line up against each other and when someone yells Blackhawk the goal is to run past the other team and into the safe zone without being tagged. Kathy, you are going to have to tell me if that it right, because the actual game is a little fuzzy in the memory.