St Patrick’s Day, that one-day of the year where the local pubs stock up on Guinness to meet the hordes of people indulging in the iron rich alcoholic drink.
My experience was the year in year dinner theme nights cooking for soldiers. If the Regiments had an Irish Heritage then you could more than guarantee a sit down dinner night in two locations meaning a very busy evening for the chefs in the department.
I must admit I have been on three ends to this day, one of the hordes drinking Guinness through the night, catering for the dinner nights and also sitting down on a dinner night and enjoying being served some amazing Irish themed foods.
All were equally as good and generally finished with a Guinness in one form or another.
Today however was a normal day with the family of which I added a couple of Irish foods to our normal dinnertime meal.
I decided to make colcannon potatoes and a soda bread to be used for tomorrow mornings breakfast.
The recipes below were easily made and I hope that you enjoy making them as much as I did and more so, eating them as much as we did.
I will close with an Irish coffee tonight, made using my Nespresso machine, a whiskey shot and topped with double cream and dusting of cocoa powder. An end to a lovely day.