St. Patty’s Day dinner idea – Beef & Stout Skillet

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Regardless of your heritage, you can be a wee bit Irish on St. Patty’s day with a hearty serving of this Beef and Stout Skillet for dinner! I love the fact that this recipe uses ready made pie crust and butternut squash instead of potatoes. If you prefer a nonalcoholic version of this recipe for the family dinner, you can swap the stout for beef broth.

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Let’s dine at Downton Abbey!

Downton Dining TableOur hosts, Sue & Gary, decided on a Downton Abbey theme for our latest Gourmet Club gathering.  I think it would be amazing to experience the opulence of the many courses, the elaborate table settings and the formality of dressing for dinner. While it’s hard to rival the pageantry of Highclere castle, Sue and Gary did an amazing job of capturing the spirit of Downton.

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