Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luck of the Irish: Blarney Stones

Blarney Stones:
Gram and Granddad always make Blarney Stones for St. Patty's day and they are something to look forward to all year long! They are basically a cake square dipped in a warm icing and rolled in crushed peanuts, but there is a lot of love and tradition that go into them:)

According to legend, kissing the Blarney Stone is good luck and gives the kisser the gift of gab (which, strangely, doesn't mean to talk a lot!) We have always kissed our Blarney stones before we've eaten them, even when we eat five in one sitting:)

I can't remember Gram ever not making these things...I have childhood friends who still ask around this time about the blarney stones. They turn them into a production in their dining room and crank out sheet after sheet of these things. They are so great, and I plan to always have these around St. Patty's day--they are a great tradition to continue! Thanks for that Gram and Granddad!!