Tuesday, March 18, 2014

St. Paddy's Day At Home

This year, I wanted to hang out at home and have a nice relaxing St. Patrick's Day.  My husband and I took the day off, slept in, and spent a lot of time in our garden.  We didn't have to deal with rush hour traffic (and our typical hour long commutes home) so we had plenty of time to play with some new recipes.  

Our most important purchase was the alcohol.  Not just for drinking, but for baking. 
 *Note: No hangovers were incurred during the making of this blog post.  

I found a recipe for Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, and decided to give it a shot.  They didn't turn out so pretty (they didn't rise as much as I thought they would), but they were delicious.  

And since we already had the ingredients, we decided to make an Irish Car Bomb cocktail (or two several).  You have to drink these quickly (as soon as you drop in the shot glass) or the Bailey's will curdle.  I admit that my first attempt was a little rough, but practice make perfect (and my second attempt was flawless). 

Finally, we have come the main course, crusted fresh herbed rack of lamb with potato leek gratin and roasted garlic sauce.  It was rich.  It was decadent.  It was pure heaven.  The only down side was that my fingers still smell a little garlicky this morning from peeling all 20 cloves.  It was so worth it though.

I hope everyone had a nice St. Patrick's Day.  Do you have recipes you enjoy making for the holiday?


Emmylou said...

Sounds like an awesome way to spend St.Paddy's:D Would love to try that Irish Car Bomb!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

sound like you had a great St. Patrick day. I love making pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving.

Heather said...

Sounds like a great St. Patrick's Day! We made a Guinness chocolate cake, which was absolutely delicious.

rooth said...

Is it weird that I actually like Irish car bombs? Shhh, don't tell anyone

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