This little story was written by my father, Michael P. Moriarty - 1900 - 1972. He spent his days working with his hands. He spent his off time spinning tales from and about his native Ireland. How and why the Irish got the brogue Brogue: The pronunciation or accent peculiar to a dialect, especially that of English, as spoken by the Irish The Gaelic (Irish) word brog means boot or
I'm not really wild about corned beef, unless it's exceptionally lean. My mother was not the best cook. With ten mouths (8 kids) to feed, she had to cook and shop frugally. She boiled everything. EVERYTHING. So, I've tried her boiled corned beef and cabbage and I didn’t care for it. Since then I've searched for more creative approaches. Of course, start with the leanest cut you can
Once a year I bake this for my family. It disappears rather quickly! I often bake two batches and bring them around to friends and family. It's the one time of year when it’s handy to know an Irish person who will bring you soda bread. My Mom used this same recipe, which she inherited from some other old people. In her version of it, she added a few tablespoons of caraway seeds
I'm not cheap. I'm frugal. Having survived the adventure of raising 4 kids on one income (mostly), I learned a few tricks along the way. With my kids mostly grown, I continue to learn and explore! I want to keep the savings I have struggled to put together as long as I can - make it last long into my dotage. So I continue to be frugal. Ebates is a fun, easy new frugal find for me. Let me
It can be a challenge to come up with ideas for Valentine's Day for grownups. It has to take some effort and thought, or don't do it! Dialing an 800-number and charging for a delivery is just way too easy! It is with this gentle prod that I went searching for some fun, easy-to-do gift ideas for grownups to make for other grownups. Valentine's Light Decorations These are so cute!