I don’t really go all out for St. Patricks day anymore… those college days of hitting the bars at 6 AM (or as soon as my final was over, since Cal Poly didn’t seem to care that their finals were interrupting a crucial drinking holiday) are LONG gone (and hopefully my liver has fully recovered). I do, however, appreciate any chance to eat a good Irish meal.
Ireland is one of my favorite countries and Guinness is one of my favorite beers (I guess I’ll have to turn in my vegetarian card now…). Since I can’t have a Guinness this year, I’ll be celebrating with lots of good food! Here are some ideas for your St. Patricks Day menu:
Buttery mashed potatoes with kale
Simple potato pancakes – great with sweet toppings or a hearty stew
Irish soda bread
A classic quick bread
Thick and hearty, made with beef or tempeh. (If you’re a strict vegetarian or vegan, you’ll need to find an alternative to Guinness that’s not made with isinglass)
Guinness Chocolate Cake
Rich and delicious – a perfect St. Patricks Day dessert!