Friday, March 16, 2012

Food Network Friday: St. Patrick's Day

Happy Friday! :)

St. Patrick's Day is a big celebration at my high school, and that is why it's always been something to look forward to for me. But because it's been three years since I graduated (Where did the time go???), I haven't had a proper St. Patty's Day celebration in years... soooo, we are making corned beef for dinner tomorrow!

Wouldn't it be fun to have your own little St. Patrick's Day celebration?!
Here are recipes from www.foodnetwork.com to help you get started:

1. Corned Beef and Cabbage


Total Time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Level: Easy

Corned beef and cabbage is an American St. Patrick's Day favorite.

2. Irish Stew

Irish Stew
Total Time: 3 hours
Level: Intermediate

This comforting stew features tender lamb, hearty carrots, and potatoes -- all topped off with herb butter.

3. Vegetable Shepherd's Pie


Total Time: 1 hour and 6 minutes
Level: Easy

Skip the meat and stuff your shepherd's pie with turnips, carrots, and celery instead.

4. Guinness Float


Total Time: 10 minutes
Level: Easy

Make Baileys Irish Cream and Irish whiskey ice cream to top off this Guinness Float.

5. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes


Total Time: 40 minutes
Level: Easy

The flavor of Guinness melds perfectly with chocolate to make rich, tender cupcakes. 
As an added presentation bonus, cream cheese frosting looks like Guinness' iconic foam.

Are you doing anything special to celebrate St. Patrick's Day tomorrow?
Which of these five recipes would you like to try the most?

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37 comments:

  1. These all look so yummy! Have a lovely St. Patty's day :)

    xo, H
    http://vous-etes-belle-xo.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you! have a lovely one too! :)

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  2. Oh..so yummy! We are having corned beef for sure. But I'd love to try those cupcakes!

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  3. These all look delicious! :) xx

    http://ocbeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. These all look yummy! I like corned beef and that irish stew looks delish! And i cannot say no to those cupcakes!

    --Olivia :)

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    1. i've been wanting to eat that irish stew, haha! and yeah, i don't think anyone can say no to those cupcakes. ;)

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  5. I don't really celebrate St. Patrick's. I did go out for it last year and it was kind of fun. The waitress was drunk and I had my first jello shot lol

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    1. oh no, a drunk waitress?! haha. ;) i've never had a jello shot before, is it good? ;)

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  6. ooh...I really like your blog! Wonderful post;)

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  7. Hi Mimi,

    Thank you for dropping by my blog
    I love yours, i like the recipes with the Stout, very interesting!
    I have been checking as well your post about those marvelous colors we will be wearing this spring!
    Love the yellows as well!

    I am a new follower!


    Ariane

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    1. hi ariane! you're welcome and thank you for visiting my blog! thanks also for following! :)

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  8. Yummy you just made me so hungry. The cupcakes look delish ;)

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    1. this is making me hungry too, haha! ;)

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  9. Happy St. Patty's day! Looks so good.

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  10. Can I have one of those cupcakes, please? Happy St. Pat's Day!

    Love, Belle

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  11. I've never really celebrated St. Patrick's Day ><
    I feel like it's not a huge thing where I live, but
    I know there are events in the city that celebrate it.
    the food looks amazing! especially those cupcakes :p
    Sometimes I wish I was around people who celebrated things more :p

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    1. aww, you can have a little celebration at home -- like wear green and eat irish food? ;)

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  13. Oooo all these foods look yummy! Especially the cupcakes! I hope you had a great day and had some scrummy food! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Oh my god! I want the Guinness float! Great blog by the way, loving it! :) x

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  15. DUDEEEE that irish stew looks crazy delicious!! i actually made a shepards pie for st. patty's day :)!!! haha

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    1. i knooow, rigghhht?! and oooh shepherd's pie, yum! :)

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  16. I've tried authentic corned beef before. They're really yummy. Definitely waaay better than the canned corned beef. Haha. Those stout cupcakes looks really good too. It's just calling my name.

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    1. oh yeah, definitely better than the canned version, haha! ;)

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  17. That vegetable shepherd's pie looks so delish and plus, I can totally eat it! I also happen to love floats. ;)

    Lots of love, B
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