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My Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
You might want to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year more at your own home. Make it a great day for your family with some of these fun and of course, mostly green St. Patrick’s Day treats. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. Of course, everything has to be green …
If you like to read more about St. Patrick’s Day and get some great gift inspirations go to Holiday Gift Ideas.
St. Patrick’s Day Drinks
Place a scoop of lime sherbet into a tall glass, pour ginger ale over it, and watch it fizz. You can make this even fancier by rubbing some lime juice on the rim of the glass and then dipping it in green sugar crystals before you pour the leprechaun ale.
Easy Hot Whiskey Punch (for the adults) Serves 1
1 measure of (Irish!) whiskey
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 slices fresh lemon
7 oz. boiling water
- Put whiskey, sugar cloves and lemon slices into a strong heat-resistant glass. 2. Pour on the boiling water until the sugar has dissolved. 3. Sip contentedly by a blazing fire J.
St. Patrick’s Day Main Dish Recipe
Authentic Corned beef and cabbage
Corned beef brisket, about 4 lbs.
1 juice orange
18-20 whole cloves
1 tsp. whole yellow mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
1/2 tsp. whole black peppercorns
1/2 tsp. whole coriander
Put corned beef brisket into a large pot for cooking. Take cloves and insert them, then sprinkle the remaining spices on. Cover brisket with water, bring to boil, then simmer for 3 hours or until tender.
3 lbs. small potatoes, peeled
2 1/2 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
1 medium head cabbage
About 40 minutes before beef is finished, boil a large pot of water and cook potatoes and carrots. Add cabbage about 10 minutes before you’re ready to serve as it doesn’t need to cook long. Drain vegetables.
Arrange meat and vegetables on a platter and serve with your favorite mustards.
And the most important: St. Patrick’s Day desserts!
Lucky Clover Cake
Prepare 9 x 13-inch cake using a boxed cake mix. We like to use a yellow cake for this. Get a can of vanilla frosting and use a few drops of yellow and blue food coloring to color the frosting green. After the cake is baked and cooled down, cut three heart-shaped pieces out of the cake. We use a cardboard template to make the hearts even. Arrange them on a plate with the pointy ends pointing toward each other. It will look like a cloverleaf. Frost the entire cake with the green vanilla frosting.
Mini Mint Ice Cream Tarts
Purchase a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Roll the dough into small balls (a little smaller than a golf ball), and press them in the bottoms of mini muffin pans. Bake according to package directions. Press the middle of the cooked dough down after you take them out of the oven. Let them cool for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a baking rack and let them cool completely. To serve, scoop mint ice cream in each of your mini tart shells.
St. Patrick’s Day Cookies
Buy or make a simple sugar cookie dough. Let the kids cut out shamrock-shaped cookies with a cookie cutter. Bake them. While they are cooling, use food coloring to turn vanilla frosting or a simple powdered sugar and milk glaze green. Let the kids decorate the cookies with frosting and plenty of green sprinkles.
St. Patrick’s Day Parfait
Prepare a pack of instant pistachio pudding according to package directions. Mix a few drops of food coloring with a cool whip to tint it green. Cut up some kiwi fruit. Layer chilled pudding, kiwi fruit, and green cool whip for a completely green St. Patrick’s Day Parfait.
1/2 cup butter
4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup of milk
Note: You can add raisins, dates, or other dried fruits if desired.
Makes about 18 scones.
Preheat oven to 425°F.
In a large bowl, combine butter and flour until crumbly. Add baking powder, salt, and sugar.
In a separate bowl, beat egg and milk. Mix into dry ingredients to make a dough.
Turn onto floured surface and roll to one-inch thickness. With a cookie cutter or the bottom of a drinking glass, cut dough into 2-inch rounds. Place on a greased cookie sheet, about one inch apart and bake for 15 minutes.
St. Patricks Day kids recipe
St. Patrick Day Cookie Pops (for the kids to make)
Box of Vanilla Wafers
Box of Popsicle sticks
Vanilla or chocolate frosting; or Peanut butter
Various decorations – chocolate chips, icing packs, assorted green candies, green sugar sprinkles, ju ju bees, sprinkles, etc.
Spread out ½ of the vanilla wafers, with the flat sides up on the plate. Take the vanilla, chocolate icing, or peanut butter and spread it across a flat surface. Next, take a Popsicle stick and lay it down with the end in the middle of the cookie. Top with another vanilla wafer to make a sandwich.
Now the kids can get creative! Turn the cookie pop into a green shamrock; apply vanilla icing and draw with green icing pack; make a pot of gold with candies; anything you want!
They make a great treat for the kids to take to school!
Don’t forget an Irish toast to bless your family, friends, and your meal!