But I suppose they’re still smiling, too! You decide… because frankly I think I look tired and pasty, but that’s not very positive is it! At least I really am Irish so I have an excuse for being pale in all seasons!
I wanted to share two recipes with you tonight, before St. Patrick’s Day is over! That being said these recipes just happen to be appropriate at all times of the year!
Let’s start with…
Pot ‘O Gold Cookies ( or at all other times, Pig Out Cookies!)
1 C. Butter
1 C. Brown Sugar
12 oz. milk chocolate chips or chocolate bar (or any chocolate of your liking really, I used semi-sweet chips)
Festive Toppings! (such as sprinkles or nuts, I stuck with green sugar since I was sharing these and wary of nut allergies)
1. Line a regular cookie sheet with tin foil.
2. Melt your butter over low heat in a medium saucepan.
3. Brush some of the melted butter on your tin lined cookie try, then line the tray with a single layer of saltine crackers.
4. Add the brown sugar to your sauce pan and increase the heat to medium high. Bring the mixture to a nice bubbling boil but stay nearby and stir often since this mixture burns easily when not watched! Allow the mixture to bubble for about 3-4 minutes, it will start wafting a nice buttery smell and that’s when you know it’s ready!
5. Take your saucepan off the heat and pour the mixture over the crackers, make sure they’re all covered, and bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.
6. Once out of the oven, let the crackers settle for about 3 minutes then evenly sprinkle, or place, your chocolate a top the crackers. As the chocolate melts, swirl and spread. Sprinkle with your toppings of choice, then place in the refrigerator or freezer, if you’re crazy impatient like me!
7. Once the “cookie” is in a solid state lift it off the cookie sheet and carefully peel off the foil, make sure you get it all because no one likes tin foil in their pot of gold! Break into squares, package, and get them our of your house before you eat them all!
In other news…I got a $1 sub today! It was Jimmy John’s Customer Appreciation Day and even though I packed my lunch I headed out with my fellow interns Leanna and Sam to grab a sub, I’ll blame it on the fact that I don’t like being left out and can’t deny a deal like that! My Kashi frozen meal will live another day!
After a run and some yoga I decided to make my next St. Patty’s recipe Irish Wheaten Bread.Lucky for you I snagged this delicious recipes from the ladies over at Our Best Bites. They have a beautifully, non iPhone, photographed step by step tutorial for his recipe! I knew you’d miss my commentary so I still have some badly lit iPhone pictures with silly captions for you!
I’d like to leave you with a midnight St. Patty’s Day wish…
Questions for You!
What did you do to celebrate St. Patty’s Day?
What is your favorite Irish food? I haven’t had too much Irish fare but Kerrygold products are amazing, I love soda bread, and anything that contains potato is a favorite of mine!
What is your descent? Have you ever been to “the homeland”? I’m English and Irish, of course I’m dying to go to Ireland and England! I want to go a lot of places if you haven’t noticed!