Mar 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Date

By: Amberly Asay

A St. Patrick's Day themed date is a fun idea for a couple and a good way to celebrate the holiday.  We suggest making one of the following: corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Irish soda bread, Colcannon (potatoes mashed with cabbage and leeks) or Shepherd's pie.  Go to the following to look at Chef John's recipe for soda bread:
For dessert make some delicious rainbow cake. All you need is two white cake mixes and some food gel coloring.  Not food coloring, but gel food coloring. Make your cake mixes and separate them into six different bowls.  Take your food gel, and place into each bowl: green, blue, purple, yellow, orange and red.  Mix the food coloring in the batter.  Place each color of batter into its own cake pan.  Cook each cake for fifteen minutes, or until it is done.  Let all of the layers cool before frosting with cream cheese frosting.Immediately after frosting your cake, be sure to cover it with rainbow sprinkles.  The most effective way to frost and sprinkle it is by frosting two layers together and then rolling it in a pan of sprinkles.  Do that with the three different cake layers and then stick it all together.

After you have stuffed yourself full of a delicious Irish meal then it is time to settle down and start watching a festive holiday movie. Two of our suggestions include Finian's Rainbow or Darby O'Gill and the Little People. 

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