This week we get to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, St Patrick’s Day. I do have Irish roots and that combined with red hair makes it one of my favorite days of the year. Plus, it’s a good excuse to drink whiskey and drink hard cider with friends, be rowdy and chant Irish slogans all day in Gaelic. I take the day off every year and will do so again this year.
The ingredient this week is nuts and our lovely host is Sea at Book of Yum who always has some tasty eats cooking. Make sure you visit her blog to get the scoop on all the nutty menus around this week.
Sunday: The ultimate Mac and Cheese! I found my recipe that I thought was long gone and I couldn’t remember how to recreate it as I had only made it once. Where was it? In my pile of recipes to blog. Irony. It is based on Martha Stewart’s Mac and cheese with my adjustments of course. I will post this one.
Monday: Pizza, when I start to crave tomato, then I start to crave pizza toppings shortly after that, so it’s time for some pizza. Using the Chebe pizza crust this go around to try it again.
Tuesday: Happy St Patrick’s Day! I will leave the house for the bar hopping bus crawl with a crock of Irish Stew with lamb to come home to. Using the last of the lamb in the freezer. Lots of leeks, carrots and potatoes.
Wednesday Jap Chae Korean Glass Noodles ala Jaden at Steamy Kitchen and kalbi, slow braised beef short ribs. We must have some rice and kim chi of course too.
Thursday: On the road for work, traveling with some Indian spiced cashews that I found in Chicago at the market.
Friday: Black vinegar ribs with some of the pork ribs from our freezer, rice and maybe a green bean stir fry to go with it.