What are your plans for St. Patrick's Day? Will you be enjoying a parade? Lifting a pint at a local pub? Maybe frying up an Irish Breakfast?
I'm planning a large feast for March 16. Tomorrow I will begin baking- brown bread, Guinness brownies and cakes, sponge cake… Friday I'll begin peeling potatoes to be made into colcannon and boxty or tossed into stews. Saturday I begin cooking corned beef. And Sunday I will spend the day in my kitchen (with a pint or two of Magners) as I put everything together.
The full menu will include Whiskey Glazed Corned Beef, Irish Stew, Steak & Guinness Pie, Shepherd's Pie (+ Shepherd's Pie biscuits for the kids), bangers with Guinness gravy, pasties, colcannon, boxty, Corned Beef & Cabbage Rolls, Car Bobm Cupcakes, Guinness brownies, gold filled cupcakes with rainbow frosting (for the kids), and sponge cake with jam and cream. I feel like there is more, but that is all I can think of right now.
My girls are especially busy this week – it seems everyone wants Irish dancers to perform this time of year. And then we will be in the local parade and do performances on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, as well.
Need a few fun, festive ideas for St. Paddy's Day? I have loads of fun stuff- from crafts to recipes – in my St. Patrick's day Goodies Pinterest board.