Today I thought I would try to cook corned beef and cabbage in celebration of St. Paddy’s day. I’ve never done it before so we’ll see how this turns out. I’m making it in the crock pot so I hopefully it will turn out good – it better because I’ll be eating this stuff for a week since it’s only me here!
While we are on the subject of making things for the holiday, how about a creative Irish cocktail?
Ingredients: (Serves 2)
– 1/4 cup espresso
– 4 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream
– 1/3 cup mascarpone
– 2 scoops vanilla, chocolate or coffee ice cream
– 2 to 4 ice cubes
– 2 soft ladyfinger cookies sliced lengthwise or shortbread wafers
– Chocolate-hazelnut spread
– Chocolate syrup
Blend together espresso, Irish Cream, ice cream, mascarpone, ice cream and ice until smooth. Drizzle chocolate syrup along inside edges of oversized martini glasses. Pour mixture from blender into glasses. Spread a layer of chocolate-hazelnut spread in between the ladyfingers or sandwich between two shortbread cookies. Pass the cookies to dip in the cocktails. (Variation: Rim glass with chocolate syrup by dipping glass in a plate with chocolate syrup)