Top 'o the mornin' to ya! Ok, so I'm not Irish. And it's not the morning. But St. Patrick's Day is as good an excuse as any to have a dinner party! But before I get into that, let me tell you that this party was a labor of love. I had a business trip on the West Coast and took the red eye home Thursday night/Friday morning so I would have enough time to put together the dinner and all of the crafts before Sunday. Brilliant plan, except I forgot that I live in Cleveland....where it snows...all the time. My flight back to Cleveland was cancelled due to our latest snow storm and I was stranded at the airport. I finally made it home, exhausted and bleary-eyed, but scraped up enough energy to make an easy dinner, some quick appetizers and a few crafts.
The picture montage above is a sneak-peak of what's to come.
All my time "stranded" at the airport wasn't a complete waste of time. I used that time to design the menu. Recipe links are below.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner Menu
Hors D'Oeuvres - The theme of these Hors D'Oeuvres was green and orange.
1. Cheese Board: Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese made with Irish Stout and green grapes
2. Pesto Puff Pastry Spirals
3. Green Olive Tapenade on Multi-Grain Toasted Baguette
4. Sweet Pea and Mint Hummus with Green Crudites
5. Pistachio-Apricot Canapes
6. Green and Orange Roasted Peppers
Irish Soda Bread
Cashel cheese, dried currants, apple, mixed greens with a Sherry vinaigrette
Guinness Brownies with Pistachio Ice Cream
Shamrock Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
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