St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal at our house. Before kids it was 2 days of celebrating starting on St. Patrick’s Day and ending on Bag Day (3/18) a little known holiday that involves heading back to the bar with a bag on your head. Now that we have children spending 48 hours in a bar seems a bit irresponsible but that doesn’t mean that we have minimized our celebrations.
For the past few years I’ve made a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at home. I’ve made the same menu the past few years and it’s always a hit.
St. Patrick’s Day Menu
I love to start the meal with Irish Soda bread it’s one of my favorite Irish foods. I highly recommend it will some Kerry Gold Irish Butter. Irish Soda bread is easy to make and not only makes a great starter it’s also great for breakfast the next day, to soak up all that green beer you drank.
I found this recipe the first year we stayed home for St. Patrick’s Day and it quickly won my husband over. If you don’t have a mandoline to slice the potatoes I highly suggest cooking the potatoes in the stew and topping with crescent rolls.
No St. Patrick’s Day meal is complete without them. These delicious little desserts which are made with coconut and cream cheese are far from Irish but, who cares. Besides such a small dessert leaves more room for beer, right?
For those (my husband) who aren’t a fan of Irish Potatoes, these mint chocolate chip cookies are a great alternative. And they pair well with a Guinness.
I made these last year for my Mom’s Club Pinterst Party (yup, I’m that Mom) and they were a big hit. They aren’t very strong so you can safely have more than one of these delicious little shots. And a festive little shot is the perfect way to raise a toast on St. Patrick’s Day.
What’s on your St. Patrick’s Day Menu?