Looking ahead to the big Irish day... I can't officially call it a tradition in my house as I'm of Swedish/Portuguese ancestry and not Irish. But my husband is just about as Irish- Catholic as they come (and he enjoys his beer) so that gives us reason to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I LOOOOOOOOVE this recipe for Irish Bread Pudding with Caramel Whiskey Sauce. Totally amazing. Everyone at our dinner party raved about this one.
Here are a few faves from our big St. Patrick's Day bash last year:
One of the traditional side dishes, Colcannon
, is basically mashed potatoes with pancetta, green onions, and shredded cooked cabbage mixed in. We love
this stuff, and it's a great recipe.
This is absolutely the best Irish Soda Bread recipe I've tried: Irish Soda Bread with Raisins and Caraway
(I leave out the caraway.) Baked in a cast-iron skillet, it's as moist as can be. Great sliced up for breakfast too!
Ironically, I'm lacking a to-die-for corned beef recipe. I usually just let the pre-seasoned stuff simmer in a slow cooker all day and it turns out just fine. But this recipe for Grilled Reuben Sandwiches
is a delicious way to use up that leftover corned beef (if you have any!)
This Irish Cream Bundt Cake is pretty darn good too!
Feeling inspired to plan a St. Patrick's Day dinner?
All of the above recipes can be found by clicking on the recipe titles.
Labels: Dinner at 6, evil carbs, it's party time, Let's do lunch, Sweet treats