Celebrating special days can be so much fun in the kitchen! St. Patrick's Day is an easy one especially if you're not trying to do an authentic meal. I made Corned Beef and Cabbage last year and I was the only one who liked it. This year we'll be more relaxed.... and have fun with GREEN. I've got to stay at home today as I have someone coming to pick something up. I don't know a time, so I'm planning on needing to be here all day. THEREFORE, I need to work with things I have on hand. (seeing as I don't always plan ahead lol)
I found a recipe for Colcannon. You can find the description and some history on it here ... and I'm using a recipe I found for Colcannon, here. I have cabbage, potatoes, bacon & onion on hand - sounds easy! I think I'll just do either pork chops or onion burgers as our main dish, a tossed GREEN salad and GREEN beans to go with it. Who cares about needing a variety of color today?! Our theme is GREEN! ~:o)
Dessert was tough. I REALLY wanted to make a Grasshopper Pie. Alas, I don't have any of that on hand except for the eggs. Dave was nice & shared the last sleeve of Oreo's last night. Aw well.... another year maybe. INSTEAD We'll be having St. Patrick's Day Trifle. I baked a white cake from a mix - adding green food coloring to half of it. (I used a 9x13 pan - poured 1/2 of the white batter into the pan - set the opposite edge of the pan up on a small block to tilt the pan & keep that white batter on one side. Mixed green food coloring in the other half of the batter, set the pan level & quickly poured the green batter on the other side and baked as directed) I'll use that cake, pistachio & vanilla puddings mixed together, and pineapple, and layer in a clear bowl. I'll top with cool whip or whipped cream - depending on what I find in the freezer. If nothing else, it will definitely be GREEN! If it turns out pretty, and I remember, I'll post a picture when it's done.Have fun finding ways to celebrate at your house! The kids would probably be thrilled with green punch and mint ice cream! Happy Holidays!