There are just a few days left before St. Patrick’s Day, a popular holiday for feasting with friends and family. For many it’s the perfect excuse to throw back a pint or two, and for others, it’s the perfect excuse to whip up a feast good enough to make everyone green with envy.
We’ve pulled together a menu to make your holiday one to remember, whether you tackle an easy treat or the whole shebang from sunrise to sunset.
To start things off, a nod to the traditional favorite, because a round-up like this wouldn’t be
complete without the famous corned beef and cabbage.And here’s a little trivia to impress your St. Patty’s pals: the original color associated with St. Patrick was blue! It’s hard to imagine a celebration without the omnipresent green!
If you want to kick it up a notch, try this version featuring Guinness beer!
Serve either of the above with some Irish soda bread.
If you’d prefer to keep it simple, take a homemade pizza and top it with basil or spinach shamrocks.
Want to start the day with some green treats? Try these pancakes.
If you don’t have time to slave over a stove in the early morning, instead whip out a box of Lucky Charms, add some green food coloring to some milk, and voila!
For lighter fare, try this green fruit salad on for size.
There are no shortages of themed treat options.
Guinness brownie bites, anyone? You can make these from scratch, or top some store-bought bites with your own green frosting.
Mint chocolate chip cookies. Yes, please!
And for the truly ambitious, an ombre cake. Ohhhh la la!
If you prefer to celebrate with some liquid calories, you can go beyond green beer and enjoy some Irish coffee.
And we can’t forget the popular Irish Car Bomb.
How about you? How will you celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day?