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My 10 St. Patrick's Day Cravings

This is the second St. Patrick’s day in four years I have been pregnant which puts a serious damper on my Irish heritage festivities. We even passed on the large local New Haven St. Patrick’s day parade this year, which kind of bummed me out, but it was probably best.

But being as my husband and I have strong Irish roots, it is something we always celebrate, heck we have Irish decor, and symbols decorating our home all year round.

So I thought I would put together a list of my favorite Irish St. Patrick’s Day cravings this year. Now mind you, just because I am craving them, does not mean I will be indulging in them, so save your comments about the alcohol to yourself!

1. A pint of Guinness – Nothing beats a good dark beer on St. Patrick’s Day!

2. Green Cupcakes – Mmmmmm… Nice cupcakes loaded to the T with food coloring, and yummy green icing!

3. Corned Beef – Minus the cabbage!  I know… how unirish of me, but I hate cabbage!

4. Irish Car Bomb – Yup,  I am going there with the bar shots.  Give me some Guinness, Whiskey, and Bailey’s Irish Cream… yum!  Makes me long for my youth… LOL!

5. Irish Car Bomb cupcakes – Can you tell I have a thing for cupcakes… and Irish booze?  Check out the totally delish recipe!

6. Green Bagel – Brings me back to my youth, like… young young youth… When I was a little girl my mom would always get these on St. Patrick’s day just for the novelty fun, and I loved it!

7. Shepard’s Pie – mmmmm mashed potatoes, meat, and god knows whatever else people throw in it, because everyone I know, has always used something different… personally I prefer whole kernel corn…

8. Beef Stew – In New Haven, Connecticut there is this great Irish place called Anna Liffey’s. It is primarily a bar, but they have great Irish food, and their beef stew is completely out of this world. I could live on it… literally.

9. Baked Potato Soup – I know it really isn’t traditionally something Irish, but potato soup is, and I love both!  I think I just may make some to cure this craving!

10. Glazed Corned Beef – Instead of the traditional boiling of it with cabbage, potatoes, and carrots… Doesn’t it sound good?   It really is, as long as you don’t over cook it…

So what are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day foods, and what do you plan on chowing down on today?

photo: flickr.com/thenestor

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