This is a ridiculous week, full of late hours and a conference on Saturday. But St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday so I can’t let it pass without celebrating a little. I wore my green sweater this morning and then decided to throw a beef stew in the crockpot before heading to school.
The stew took a little longer to throw together than planned so I was almost late to school. But when I came home and opened the front door I remembered why it was worth it. The house smelled delicious and my stomach started growling almost immediately.
I decided that Guinness beef stew wasn’t enough, though. I thought back to our last trip to Ireland and tried to remember some of the side dishes served with the beef stew over there. It didn’t take long for me to remember the delicious mashed potatoes. A little online research helped me figure out the name of the dish: colcannon. It’s a mashed potato that’s full of butter, cabbage, and green onions. It is, not surprisingly, delicious!
I am not usually one to take pictures of my food but tonight I had fun. The most important part, though, is that dinner was delicious! The flavors melded together and I felt like I was back in Ireland for a few minutes. It was exactly what I needed tonight!
And now I am off to eat a slice of the Irish soda bread that I bought fresh at Delicious Orchards today. I hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day, too! Slainte!