3/18/08

The Luck of the Irish

Well St Patrick's Day is always cause for a wee celebration. I did the drinking celebration on the weekend with the GDT TOI ladies (who were KICKASS), but last night opted for a low key celebration of my own, having made Irish soda bread and stew, just like my mother does :) But I had another spot of luck yesterday... Looks like I'm important people. I totally found my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. ***********EDIT************ WHOLE WHEAT SODA BREAD 1 1/2 cup of buttermilk 2 large eggs 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup of margarine 1 tbsp of baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 3 tbsp sugar 1 cup of flour 2 cups of WW flour Bake at 350 for 30 mins. Makes two loaves or you can make a TON of little scones. You can also make plain bread or plain with raisin, which my brothers LOVE (me, not so much. this is my fave). STEW Uh, really simple Bovril Water 1lb of stewing beef 3 or 4 potatoes 2 cups of baby carrots half a head of cabbage, diced onion, diced (as much as you want. I hate it so I only put one in) Spices (whatever you want) Put it in the slow cooker and go nuts. Yummers. My mom also puts in turnip, which I loathe. You can put in any old root vegetable you want. These are just the ones that are safe in this house :P

33 comments:

Mandy said...

Congrats on your story!!!!! And man does that stew and bread look good! Mmm!

Candace said...

Mmmmmmm - You gotta stop posting food on your blog - I'm an hour away from morning snack. Way to go on the story - I knew it was only a matter of time. You're too awesome not to put in print.

Sarah said...

WOO-FREAKIN-HOO!!!! :) I totally love your story!! I didn't know you got all dolled up and perched provocatively on your kitchen counter to blog with us... wow... I look at you in a whole new light now :P~~~

All joking aside, you are FAB :)

Amuldoon said...

Fookin' eh Marie! You look so hot my hot skinny friend!

Amuldoon said...

I think I need to post this twice... :)

Fookin' eh Marie! You look so hot my hot skinny friend!

Anonymous said...

WTG on being a WW success story! What an inspiration!

Genea

meredi said...

yayayayayayayayayayayayayayayay!!!

TOOK them long enough, but YAY, it's finally up. and it sounds great :) did he give up writing it and let you write the whole thing? it's all first person...?

anyway, HUGE congrats, the pictures look amazing (already knew that!) and the story is great. you really are a huge inspiration to us all. :) you should be extremely proud, Marie :)

Shirls said...

ok the stew looks so incredibly yummy, wish I had thought of that for din-din!

and finally "marathon marie" appears! I have absolutely no right to be but I'm so proud :0)

Vanessa said...

Congrats on your story!!! That's awesome :). Took them long enough!

Your stew looks good.

Sarah said...

Awesome story!!!

Christy said...

What a fantastic story and amazing pictures! That's bound to attract many women and men to Weight Watchers, after reading your honest approach to weight loss.

Way to go!

Natalie said...

Congrats! I was looking for your story and couldn't find it last week. Probably because it wasn't there yet. That's so cool!

Merry said...

That stew and soda bread looks much healthier than hella salty corned beef and cabbage that's been stewed until it's limp as a rag and about as appetizing. Next year, I'm stealing your recipe, O Famous One!

Sara said...

hmmm yummy looking food - recipes?

Congrats on a fab story - it was totally awesome - you are one inspiring lady!

One thing though - they call you Marathon Marie...are you going to live up to your name!

Randi said...

Dude congrats! that's great that your story is up, now you can inspire even more people than you already do!
ps - food looks great...*drool*

Randi said...

did you notice you are a "results not typical" ? I think that's great! above average! (and that used to mean clothing size...)

Jennifer said...

OMG your story is AMAZING! I'm sooo happy to see you featured! Your'e an inspiration! :)

I wonder if I can get my story published too... it's been long enough! lol :)

Jenn said...

Congrats on the story!!! How awesome. :)

Cat_82 said...

That's so awesome to finally see your success story up! You look so lovely!

Congrats!

TrixieBelden said...

Congratulations! You're famous. Can I say I knew you when? :)

I love love loved your profile. It was sooo much better than the ones we have on the U.S. WW site. I loved hearing things in your own words rather than them just telling a story about you. And you looked gorgeous! I'll bet a lot of people will write in and ask about your blog.

Smokinroundhouse said...

Yay Marie!!! Glad to finally see your success story posted. Oh, and your stew and bread looks super yummy...I'm jealous as I eat a frozen dinner. :)

Sonya said...

WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!! That is awesome. Congratulations!!!!

You should be VERY proud of yourself right now.

SweetRelief said...

Congratulations (again), your story is very motivating!

Angie All The Way said...

YAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I never thought I could put a smile that wide on my face today. You're now printed in colour and you're going up on my fridge beside the two girls I printed off when I started WW Online 2 years ago. Now I'm proud to say that's my "buddy" on there. ;-)

What an fantastic story girl, you should be so proud of yourself! WOOOOT!

H-woman said...

It's about time! What a great story...and will you post your stew and soda bread recipe? =)

Heather =)

katieo said...

awesomeawesomeawesome.

'Bout time!

Heather said...

Congrats!! You totally deserve all the fame, lap it up girl!!

Jen said...

OHMIGOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OF COURSE THE ONE DAY I CAN'T ACCESS THE INTERNET PROPERLY THIS HAPPENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry for all the yelling!!! I am so friggin happy for you!!! You have always been a success story for me but now everyone else gets to bask in your gorgeousness!!!! *hugs*

jodi said...

wow, now i can say that i (sort of) know someone famous... your story is awesome and inspiring and you look AWESOME! congrats! :o)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, congratulations on being *results not typical!

Seriously, that was a great profile, and very witty and helpful and you look awesome in the pictures.

And speaking of pictures, that stew and bread looks to die for--must have stew, soon.

Julie said...

You are amazing!
I think it's important that you realize how you are a fantastic inspiration!!
Congrats and enjoy your fame!!

A Box of Chocolates said...

Way to Go Marie! What an awesome profile. You are such an inspiratin to so many. I really would love to eventually be able to run a mini marathon. BTW that stew looks really yummy!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Well we ALWAYS knew you were important peeps... WW was the last to figure that out!

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