Like many Americans, I have a wee bit o’ Irish blood flowing through my veins–on both sides. And I’m pretty proud of it too! Seeing as how everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day, I decided to make a list of a few alternatives to drinking green beer (which totally turns your teeth green, by the way…ewwww).
Show your Irish pride…..
ON YOUR EARS
My sparkly green peridot studs are from Ice.com
IN THE KITCHEN
Arguably, there’s nothing more Irish than potatoes! My choice for this year was some homemade potato soup…
WittyBizGal’s Irish Potato Soup
3 Large Potatoes, Skin On, Diced
1 Cup Chopped Onion
2 Cups Chicken Broth
3 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
3 Tbsp Flour
2 1/2 – 3 Cups Milk
1 Tbsp Parsley
1 Carrot, Chopped
1 Tsp Salt
3/4 Tsp Pepper
1 Cup Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
In a small saucepan, combine melted butter and flour–stir well. Gradually add milk and parsley and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Set aside. In a larger saucepan, combine broth, potatoes, onion, carrot, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes and carrots can be pierced with a fork. Gradually add milk and flour mixture, stir, and cook until combined and smooth. Remove from heat and add cheese, stirring until melted and combined.
WITH YOUR STEREO
ON YOUR NAILS
My festive hue is “Ivy League”, from Sally Hansen
WITH YOUR CLOTHES
AT THE BAR
(Photo shamelessly lifted from the Buena Vista website)
I highly recommend that you try an authentic Irish Coffee–either at your local watering hole, or by making one yourself at home. When I lived in California, I had the opportunity to have one at the San Francisco bar where the Irish Coffee was born–The Buena Vista. It was amazing and, I daresay, is the real San Francisco Treat…:-) If it’s not made the way they make them at the Buena Vista, it’s not an Irish Coffee! Click here to visit the Buena Vista website to read the Irish Coffee Story & get their stellar recipe: I WANT TO MAKE AN AUTHENTIC IRISH COFFEE
Last but not least, Dear Readers….
May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you’re dead…Happy St Patrick’s Day!