Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Time for an embarrassing story. A friend of mine who shall remain nameless and I had a tradition back in college. Yes, college. We would call our friends on St. Patrick’s Day using #67 (you know, so our number was private) and when they answered, we’d shout in our best Irish accent “Top o’ the morning to you! They’re always after me Lucky Charms!” and then one of us would laugh, which would inevitably give us away, and we’d hang up. I told you it was embarrassing…
Although I am not Irish (and am a little envious of those who are, ahem, Rae!) I still wanted to compile some delicious looking Irish-inspired goodies for you. And St. Patty’s day clearly will always have a special place in my heart.
1. Double Chocolate Irish Cream Cake Roll
I had to start with dessert — it’s the best part of the meal! And this Irish cream cake roll looks impressive. Can’t go wrong when ‘double chocolate’ is in the title, either.
2. Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies
My mom isn’t really a drinker. At all. But we know we can usually get her to have a Bailey’s Irish Cream because, well, they are creamy goodness! When I found these Bailey’s Irish cream brownies, I had to post! In honor of my momma.
3. Reuben Style Potato Skins
I love me a Reuben. Traditional, turkey, as long as it’s got kraut and thousand island, I’m there. These Reuben style potato skins really kick up the creativity and cover the main requirements. I’ve never made remoulade, as this recipe calls for, but here is a recipe that looks pretty simple! And if you’d rather not make it, I say just squirt on some thousand island and mow down.
4. Chocolate Pudding with Baileys
Ok we’re back to the dessert. And the Baileys. This chocolate pudding with Baileys looks like a simply decadent and delicious way to celebrate St. Patrick’s. So whip some up and indulge a little!
5. Guinness Beef Stew
No St. Patrick’s Day is complete without Guinness and beef stew, right? So, why not put them together! This hearty Guinness beef stew looks perfect to fend off the winter weather that is still hanging on.
I hope you enjoy a fun and happy holiday! May the luck of the Irish be with you, whether you’re Irish or not!