I probably should have posted this actually on St. Patrick’s Day but I was just too dang tired! I couldn’t do it. Even though St. Patrick’s Day no longer involves waking up at 7am and heading to O’Gara’s for the first Guinness, or bar hopping until 2am, I still think St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays!
We headed to lunch at St. James Gate out on Folly where Emmett acted like a full-on Irish boy; flirting with the drunk girls and mesmorized by the bagpiper!
We came home and the boys had their St. Patty’s drinks of choice: Guinness and green milk!
We were invited to our neighbors’ house for an Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage so Ryan volunteered us to bring the Irish Soda Bread. We have NOT had good luck making Irish Soda Bread in the past – it’s always so dry! However, my cousin Maddie, who went to cooking school in Ireland, had just posted her recipe for soda bread on her new food blog, The Local Ladle. Talk about perfect timing! It couldn’t have been easier to make and it was honestly the best Irish Soda Bread I’ve ever had!
I read A LOT of food blogs, but what I’m loving about The Local Ladle is that all of Maddie’s recipes are ones that I don’t see anywhere else! They are interesting, healthy and look pretty easy to make! After the success of the Irish Soda Bread, I’m definitely going to try a couple more of her recipes ASAP (I’m eyeballing those orange cinnamon rolls for this weekend!) Check her out if you need some food inspiration!
Holidays with a kid (even drinking holidays) are just plain fun. Hope you had a fun day of celebrating yesterday too – even if it was just one beer you drank at your house after work 🙂 Happy St Patrick’s Day from our McCutie!