Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day Martha Stewart Style

How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on a Monday? Food with friends and family...and tips from, not surprisingly, Martha Stewart who has a whole feature on her website with recipes and ways to celebrate.
Above clockwise: Irish Soda Bread, Pistachio Lime Tart, Shamrock Shake, Clover Cookies.
All recipes are from Martha Stewart with exception to the Shamrock Shake which would make a great Monday beverage of choice! I don't know about you, but growing up my sister and I were obsessed with McDonald's Shamrock Shakes (and still are!). I'm sure this was in large part because it was green and only presented itself during this time of year. Below is a much healthier adult version of a Shamrock Shake recipe which also uses soymilk and vegetable dyes.

Shamrock Shake
2 cups vanilla soy ice cream
1 1/4 cups 2% milk or soy milk
1/4 tsp mint extract
1/4 tsp crushed mint leaves
8 drops India Tree food coloring (or liquid vegetable food coloring)
Combine all ingredients in blender on high until smooth
Stop blender to stir ice cream with spoon if necessary
Pour into 12 oz cups and enjoy!


alyson said...

the shamrock shake rocks :)!

cw said...

wow i've never heard of the shamrock shake!! i'm wishing for one right now...