St. Patricks Day is just a few days away, and since this is The Keenan Cookbook you better believe we’ll be sharing some Irish inspired recipes with you this week.
First up are these Guinness cupcakes, a subtly chocolate cupcake with a cream cheese frosting meant to evoke thoughts of a pint of Guinness with it’s frothy head.
St Patrick’s Day holds special meaning for Rachel and I.
This time last year we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of our Baby Boy, who, luck of the Irish, was due on March 17th. Of course that day, a beautiful and sunny one, came and went with no Baby, but it’s still a special day none the less. For 9 months we counted down to St Patrick’s Day as the day our lives would forever change (for the better). Turned out it was 9 months and 1 week later that happened .
Baby Boy’s 1 year birthday is coming up, and with it I’ve been getting very nostalgic (so please bear with me). I can remember exactly what I was doing this time last year. I was working as hard as I could to finish up the nursery, which I had gutted and rebuilt, for Baby Boy. If not for the amazing help of my father in law I’d probably still be up there hanging sheet rock and spackling.
This St Patrick’s Day I won’t be preparing a nursery. I’ll be outside, weather permitting, taking my Boy for a nice walk. I’ll tell him all about how we anxiously waited for him to come on that day, and how he kept us waiting.
Then I’ll give him a big hug (he likes to hug his Daddy, and give Mommy kisses) and hold his hand as we stand on the porch and watch the birds, cars, or anything else of interest, as he points them out to me and babbles. Life is good, especially with my little guy in it.
Be sure to check back on Thursday for our family Irish Soda Bread recipe!
What are your favorite Irish or St Patrick’s Day recipes?