First of all: am I the only one who always wants to spell Guinness with just ONE “n”?? I have to go back and add a second one *every* time.
Anyway, guys, we have a holiday sneaking up on us!
March 17th is going to be awesome and here’s why:
First, it’s 5 months until my birthday. Just putting that out there.
Secondly, I’m having my hair cut that day for the first time since September. I keep catching my reflection in the mirror and thinking, “hey, remember when you used to be blonde?”
Finally, it’s St. Patrick’s Day!
This is the first time I’ve ever celebrated St. Patrick’s Day as a vegetarian so I thought it would be fun to put together a sampling of meat-free recipes (made with Guinness beer!) that I could stuff my face with this year.
Funny story, I put together this whole list and THEN found out that Guinness isn’t actually vegetarian. I wish we could just all decide that beer, wine, and liqour of all kinds should strictly be vegan because I’m really sick of finding these things out. I guess Guinness is made using fish proteins during the fining process, so now I’m on the hunt for a good vegetarian stout.
Care to join me? You can find vegan and vegetarian beer, wine, and liquor using this easy website.
OKAY. Now that all that awkwardness is out of the way…
On to the FOOD!
Snacks & Sides
I’ve been obsessively thinking about this beer bread for about a week now, ever since I saw it on Erin’s gorgeous blog, Platings and Pairings. Must. Make. Now.
Who’s ever heard of too much fondue? Love this recipe from Analida’s Ethnic Spoon.
I feel like I would have a hard time eating these because they’re just SO pretty! Recipe from Meredith’s Steele House Kitchen.
Foodness Gracious, indeed. I think there’s a good “put a ring on it” joke around here somewhere, right Gerry??
My friend Liz over at Floating Kitchen posted this a few years back, but I somehow only managed to see it a few weeks ago! All those years, waaaaaaasted.
We have the Gouda Monster to thank for this delicious recipe!
Setting aside how gorgeous that spoon is, that pastry looks DELICIOUS. Visit Jackie at The Beeroness to get your hands on the recipe.
POTATO. BISCUITS. Enough said. The Post Punk Kitchen does it again!
Cooking Divine shared this recipe – who wants to make some and bring it over??
I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a cocktail or two with Sommer from A Spicy Perspective – I’m thinking that a boozy float night needs to happen soon.
I love this gorgeous recipe from Cassie at Back to Her Roots. When you look at it head-on, the chocolate looks like beer and the cream looks like foam! So clever!
I don’t want to say that I saved the best for last or anything… but I once killed a man for a slice of cheesecake. I hope Joanne at Eats Well With Others saves me a slice of this chocolatey goodness…or else!
Enjoy the holiday, friends!