So this past weekend was St. Patty’s day weekend, and while we have gone to bars and traveled to places like Savannah to celebrate in the past, we decided to have our own little party! And I must say, while I have always enjoyed going out and drinking green beer with a bunch of strangers, it was a nice change from the norm, and we did it up right. Our close friends, Andrew, Desi & Tristan, and Storey came over for a festive dinner and drinks and an evening of drinking and fun!
In the spirit of St. Patty’s Day, we of course had to make some Irish dishes, and what better than Corned Beef Brisket, Reubens and Cabbage in every form. Paul and I purchased two large corned beef briskets and I cooked them up in style! I was a little worried about cooking two at once, in one pot, but they turned out AMAZING! Paul prepared some amazing Reuben Sandwiches with all the fixin’s – Rye Pumpernickel, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and of course Russian Dressing. Absolutely AMAZING! Desi brought some awesome Cabbage Casserole as well as her little experiment, which turned out really good – the little cabbage, bacon, cheese puffs. That was the best way I could explain them, they were delish!
The evening continued with drinking with great friends, and I must say it was one of my favorite St. Patty’s day celebrations yet, even if it was low-key! Oh and I almost forgot to mention, Chunk has his own little get together too!
Chunk’s friends, Arnie, Chewie, and Eddie all came out to play for St. Patty’s Day! They had a blast roaming the house and our yard, and I think all of them were quite tuckered out by the end of the night. Especially Chunk!
I couldn’t finish off the evening (and post) without noting I did also make a desert with a little “green” to it! I wish I had pictures… but they were eaten up too fast! But I did get the idea from Pinterest, and they looked just like the pictures! Check it out here! I altered the recipe slightly using Ghirardelli Double Brownie Mix instead of Chocolate Cake.
It was a great evening and I truly hope all our friends had a blast!