I guess this isn’t an Irish Goodbye I wouldn’t be sitting here typing up a month-end review of #irishomarch!
At first when I mentioned to my husband that I might have an Irish month, he said, how many Irish things can you possibly make!? Turns out – like 12 different “Irish-ish” foods!
Here’s what I made:
- Guinness shepherd’s pie
- Boxty Potato pancakes
- Homemade Irish cream
- Irish soda bread
- Guinness brownies
- Corned beef & cabbage
- Reuben sandwiches (x2!)
- Bangers & mash
- Irish cream cookies
- Fish & chips
- Irish leek & potato soup
- Irish salad
I would make every single of these recipes again. As I’ve mentioned, the flavors and ingredients weren’t entirely new to me, but a few new formats. The shepherd’s pie was rich & hearty and I’d make that again for a winter meal. Bangers & mash was something new – and the Guinness gravy made it special. The Irish leek & potato soup was surprisingly light and a perfect intro to Spring (spring…where are you…???), and the Irish salad might become a regular staple in this house. Some of the other items I’ve made before and would continue to make again – at the very least, those Guinness brownies!!! And that Irish cream!
So considering that at first thought, it might be difficult to fill a month with Irish ideas, #irishomarch was a total success.
The only two things I didn’t make from my #irishomarch list of ideas:
- Irish Car Bomb cookies – my own creation from last year. A Guinness chocolate cookie, with an Irish cream filling, drizzled with salted whiskey caramel. Delicious, painstakingly difficult to make. Next year.
- Irish oats – I was going to use some Irish steel cut outs and try to make then palatable in the crockpot – but then I remembered how I don’t like them (weird texture) and I actually gave away my Irish oats. I prefer regular rolled oats.
Now it’s almost time for my April theme!! It’s a new one that I did not do last year, and was suggested on Facebook by a friend earlier this year. It’s….#boozeinfusedapril!
Stay tuned for all sorts of fun culinary creation, infused with beer, liquor or wine!
What booze-infused recipes can I make in April??