Celebrate Leap Year at the Shamrock with our Sadie Hawkins Party
Sadie Hawkins Party will be held from February 26-29, 2016. Leap year, country foods, attire and fun. Remember lil’ Abner from the comic strip section of the newspaper? If not Google it! Join us for the fun!
Our menu will include:
COUNTRY FRIED STEAK
8 oz. Angus Steak, country fried and served up with ‘lumpy mash taters’ and country gravy. $15.00
FEARLESS FOSDICK’S ‘FRYED’ FRESH CATFISH
Fresh catfish dusted with a little cornmeal, it’s served with tartar sauce and sweet corn fritters. $16.50
SHMOO’S ROASTED CHICKEN w/ CORN BREAD STUFFIN’
Half a chicken is topped off with country gravy. $15.75
MAMMY YOKUM’S MEAT LOAF
Fresh, very lean beef and pork mixed with green peppers, onion, cheese and a few tomatoes.
Served with ‘lumpy mashed taters’ and good dippin’ brown gravy. $15.00
Li’l ABNER’S COUNTRY HOG MAW
Made with fresh ground pork, diced pork tenderloins, potatoes, onions, peas and carrots.
This is similar to good quality corned beef hash but made with pork.
It’s a good olde-thyme country dinner. We suggest your extra vegetable be apple sauce. $15.00
Each of the ‘Dog Patch Dinners’ include one more vegetable and a Buttermilk Biscuit!
Want to add unlimited trips to the GARDEN PATCH SALAD BAR with HOME BAKED BREAD? Plus $3.00
Creamed Sweet Peas and Taters
Buttered Shoe Peg White Corn
Sweet Tater Casserole
Lumpy Mashed Taters
Country Green Beans ‘n Ham
Daisey Mae Desserts
Deep-dish Sweet Tator Custard Pie served with a soft gingerbread cookie
Cracker Pudding topped with Square Crackers and a Cinnamon Cookie
Fresh Bake’ Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Warm Apple Dumplin’ with milk on the side
Chocolate Cake with Thick Fudge Frosting
DogPatch Leap Year Tidbits
The earth travels around the sun in
365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds.
As the hours add up—we need to add a day every 4 years.
Yeh, leap year.
Leap years are always divisible by 4.
Except– it cannot be divisible by 100. So 1900 was not a leap year. Another added exception – unless the year is divisible by 400….
So 1600 and 2000 were leap years!
Hekzebiah Hawkins was so afraid that his ‘homely daughter’ would not git a man. Courtin’ was not in her stars, so he started the foot race to catch a man.
Li’l Abners’ Other Facts
Sadie Hawkins’ Pa’s name is Hekzebiah. He was one of
DogPatch’s earliest settlers.
Sadie was 35 years old when Pa, afeard that she would be livin’ at home for the rest of ‘er life, frantically called together all matrimony-available men of DogPatch.
A foot race was decreed with Sadie in hot pursuit of a husband.
Pa’s Instructions for the race….
“When ah fires [my gun], all o’ yo’ kin start-a-runnin! When ah fires agin—after givin’ yo’ a fair start—Sadie starts a
runnin’. Th’ one she ketches’ll be her husbin.”
The comic strip lasted 4 decades.