I realized when I woke up and read my Facebook Newsfeed this morning that I am not really a St. Patrick’s Day person anymore. And I think there is one good reason for that.
I am not much of a binge drinker anymore.
Even three years ago I would have been in for any green themed bar crawl on this lovely St. Patty’s Day. I love me some Jameson. But I’ve never liked Irish Car Bombs (they CURDLE while you drink them? Does that not bother you??) and I don’t like when my teeth turn green from too much Bud Light dyed green.
So as I scrolled through pages and pages of statuses announcing that the drinking had commenced and my cynicism settled in… I got up, put on a green scarf, and decided to make SOMETHING green for breakfast.
So I made a coffee cake. And I was texting with Sarah while I made it that I was going to dye it green with food coloring.
Then I forgot to dye it green…
And even though it was delicious and a very nice natural shade of beige, I needed something green.
The eggs! I had this.
I had a mini I’m-really-trying-to-be-festive meltdown when halfway through egg preparation I realized that I couldn’t find the food coloring. I searched every cabinet. I brought in a stool and even scoured the really high shelves. I even exclaimed dramatically at one point “Breakfast is ruined!” - to which Brad just laughed and told me that in no way was breakfast ruined. It just wouldn’t be so green.
He is a very good man.
I looked one last time before the eggs were completely done and stuck their normal shade of yellow… and I found the food coloring!!!!! It was hiding under some other box or spice or whatever.
I raced over to the stove. I added three or four drops. I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
Brad said it looked like green squid ink, but less ocean-y.
So we ended up having eggs that were kind of tie-dyed green scrambled with broccolini (green!) in green bowls and green glasses of orange (not green) juice. Believe me, if I had some green juice, I would have drank it.
So maybe I’m working tonight instead of drinking myself Irish. I’m really ok with that. Because I got a whole lot of Irish green into one little meal this morning and that just might be all the festive I’ve got this year.
But I am going to have a “Pot of Gold” cocktail for all of you St. Patty’s Day Boozers out there at R+D tonight. Because you know me, I like gold, I like glitter. Everyone does green on St. Patty’s day. I want to do glitter.
If you can’t make it in after your bar crawl, I’ll post the recipe so you can make your own soon. Because is there ever a day you couldn’t use a Pot of Gold?
Luck of the Irish to you!!