The town will be painted green once again as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
This holiday is celebrated all over the world not just by those who have Irish heritage, but also by those who consider themselves Irish-at-heart. According to History.com, St. Patrick's Day was originally held as the feast day of Ireland's patron saint. Today, the holiday has evolved into an annual revelry celebrating not only the Irish patron saint, but also all things related to Ireland's rich culture.
This year, join the celebrations by cooking up Irish delicacies, or green-colored treats. If homemade corned beef and cabbage from scratch is just too much work for you, try whipping up these easy recipes to help your family celebrate and immerse in Irish culture.
Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeno Popper (The Black Peppercorn)
This Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeno Popper recipe from The Black Peppercorn is just a joy to munch on! It's basically melted cheese and chorizo inside japaleno peppers - perfect with a pint of ale if you're really trying to embrace the Irish culture! Because the pepper seeds have been chucked off, these poppers are not as spicy as you may think, and are very kid-friendly.
"The seasoning in the chorizo goes perfectly with the cheesy filling and the spiciness of the jalapenos. I do not know why I had never thought to use chorizo as a filling before now."
- 12-16 jalapeno peppers
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 link Spanish or Portuguese chorizo, diced finely
- 1 small onion, minced
- ½ cup cream cheese
- ½ cup grates monterey jack cheese
Guacamole Cups (Gimme Some Oven)
Gimme Some Oven's Guacamole Cups is just genius! If you're a fan of crunchy chips dipped in chunky and flavorful guacamole, then this is the perfect appetizer for you. Because the guacamole is equally partitioned over the wanton chip cups, you wouldn't be running out of dip! Its fresh green color is also perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
"And I love being able to serve up my favorite guacamole to friends knowing that these little baked cups much healthier than fried chips. Can’t wait to make them again for parties, game days, or just guacamole craving days!"
- wonton wraps
- guacamole, homemade or storebought
Green Fruit Salad Cute Kid Snack Recipe for St. Patrick's Day (Eating Richly)
If you're really pressed for time and you would like to treat your family to a nice and healthy St. Patrick' Day appetizer cum snack, Eating Richly's idea for a Green Fruit Salad is a perfect treat to make. All it takes is chopping up some green-colored fruits - kiwi, grapes and pear - and you're good to go!
"You can easily prep this for a large group of kids, whether you’ve got a bunch of your own, or are in charge of snack for a preschool full of ravenous kiddos. The prep is just some rinsing and chopping, but serving it in the clear plastic cup makes it look really cute and appetizing."
- 4 kiwis
- 1 green pear
- 1 bunch of green grapes
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