Luck o’ the Irish to you! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and while I feel like my days of going out drinking and betting on turtle races at Brennans’ are over, I’m still going to do the holiday right, and attempt to recreate some festive-inspired dishes. Stumped for what to make this St. Patrick’s Day? Here are some recipes I found around the web that look both mouthwatering and easy enough to not take all day.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage – aka the only way to cook corned beef for lazy working people like myself. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and the quintessential St. Paddy’s Day meal.
Rainbow Cupcakes – these adorable cupcakes just scream pot of gold, and whether you have kids or not, everyone who receives one of these will be uber-impressed.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls – What a fun twist on the traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish! Make it on the day of, or with leftovers from the slow cooker recipe posted above – genius!
Guinness Beef Stew – For some reason, Guinness has become THE beer of the green holiday. And if you’re over corned beef this year, check out this hearty looking stew instead.
Potato Cabbage Soup – It’s healthy, it’s tasty, and it’s green. What more could you ask for? Another good idea for re-purposing leftovers the days after.
Chocolate Mint Thumbprints – Personally, I love the combo of cool mint with rich chocolate, and the mint color of these cute cookies are totally making me salivate for some right now.
St. Patrick’s Day Cheesecake – How pretty is this green striped cheesecake?! And to make it extra festive, there’s just the tiniest bit of Irish whisky in it (shhhh…)!
Walnut Crusted Salmon with Guinness Reduction – If you’re not a big meat person, or want something a little lighter, check out this scrumptious-looking salmon, utilizing, what else? Guinness. ‘Tis the season after all.
Irish Stew – Potatoes, onions and lamb make up the base of this perfect-for-a-rainy-day stew, and lazy me is betting it could be adapted for a slow cooker too!
What will you be doing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? If you’re in the Los Angeles area, check out my friend Chelsee‘s post over at LAist about where to eat and drink around town (safely, of course.) Cheers!
P.S. Did you know eating corned beef and cabbage isn’t even a real Irish tradition like we all believe? It’s true! We’d be more “irish” making bacon and cabbage instead (hmmm, that doesn’t sound too bad…)!