I wrote last year about how much I love St Patrick's Day and I don't even know why. I think there's a little part of me that's Irish. So I am one of those annoying people who actually does have a St Patrick's Day Pinterest board. This year I added a few fun things into the mix. I didn't even feel all that great yesterday afternoon but I was mad that we had to keep putting our festivities off so I pushed myself through. I actually had an okay time getting everything ready.
First, I baked some Irish soda bread. I used this recipe and it turned out okay but it was a little sweet for my liking. Rachel LOVED it though.
Beef and Guinness Stew from last year with champ potatoes for dinner. Oh my yumminess! This is one of my favourite meals.
While the stew was simmering, I set the dining room table. Dave declared he had never seen such a green table! Obviously he doesn't remember last year's table :)
Guinness Chocolate Puddings seem like a really fun idea, they were a lot of work (I made a Guinness reduction), and then they were really rich. So Sam and Rachel ate the whipped cream (which I didn't flavour for them) and a bit of the pudding. I ended up giving a bunch of my whipped cream to Dave and then ate about three bites of pudding. Sadly a lot of this dessert ended up in food waste. It is super-rich and was just way too much after our filling meal. And the whipped cream with Guinness just ended up tasting a lot like Guinness foam. However I do think that they ended up looking somewhat like glasses of Guinness so that was fun!