March 19, 2011

Luck of the Irish

Growing up, my mom always packed me a green lunch for St. Patrick's Day: cucumber and green cream cheese sandwich, celery sticks, granny smith slices, a lime Charm's sucker and a 7-Up. If you didn't wear green, you were pinched. It was all about the green! Since dating Greg, St. Patrick's Day has shifted to be more about all things Irish (aka all things Guinness). So this year we served the classics: Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage and potatoes. Guinness was drunk and it also took the forms of ice cream and chocolate cake! Just a few people in green felt very festive so we decided that next year should be a big event. We're going to Ireland this fall so that should get the wheels turning. Slainte!

The Menu

black and tans

irish car bombs

irish cheddar with crackers

green pea puree on green cucumber rounds

to start

all things green soup with gentlemen's relish on croutons

for dinner

corned beef with cabbage, turnips, carrots and potatoes
parsley mustard sauce

irish soda bread

to finish

chocolate stout cakes
guinness ice cream

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