Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but going out isn’t in the cards on the actual holiday this year? Maybe you went out this past weekend and blew your drink budget for the next three months on green beer and Irish car bombs. Or maybe heading out means failing that Chemistry test that some cruel bastard scheduled for the day after the fourth biggest drinking day of the year. Whatever your reasons for staying in, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the Luck of the Irish at home with these tasty treat and drink recipes. And of course, they are super easy, because we’ve got more important things to do than be in the kitchen.
I had never thought about how a green pepper sliced looks like a shamrock or lucky four-leaf clover. But it definitely does! Put an egg in middle and you’ve got yourself an eggcellent (sorry, I couldn’t resist) St. Patrick’s Day snack. Don’t like eggs? Cut the peppers the same way and eat with your favorite dip.
If you don’t want to eat green peppers with your dip, try these cute do-it-yourself shamrock chips instead. All you need is a shamrock cookie cutter, green tortillas and some cooking spray. Want to go all out with the green-theme? Eat with guacamole.
What better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than with this magically delicious snack mix? If you want to make this even more festive, add some green food coloring to the white chocolate before you pour it over the cereal mix and/or use green sprinkles.
The easiest recipe on this list by far. You barely have to know how to cook to put together these simple shamrock-shaped sweet and salty snacks. In fact, this is what I’m making for the party I’m going to because I’m too lazy to try any harder. With only three ingredients, they are super cheap to make, too.
If you have to spend St. Patrick’s Day at home, you might as well be shoveling ice cream into your face. If you make this, at least your ice cream will be festive. Bonus: since you are making it yourself, you can add in as many “crunchies” to the middle layer as you want; in my opinion, they are best part of an ice cream cake, hands down.
Lots of the traditional St. Patrick’s Day beverages contain hard liquor like whiskey or heavy beer like Guinness. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, try this champagne-based cocktail. If there’s anything us ladies love, it’s champagne and this one is fittingly named since we’re all Irish on March 17th.
One of the best parts about St. Patrick’s Day is the Shamrock Shake you can get under the golden arches. Unfortunately, while it’s one of the foods I love to eat when I’m drunk, they don’t serve booze at McDonalds. On second thought, that’s probably a good thing, or drive-thru beer and McNuggets would be a meal that happened all too often. Anyway, with this simple recipe, you can make an alcoholic version of this seasonal favorite at home. God bless Americans who love to drink and pretend that they’re Irish..
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